Robert Boone Askew, age 17, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022 in Erath County. Boone was born Nov. 18, 2004 in Abilene, TX to Shawn and Angela Askew.
Boone was raised in Albany and Comanche, Texas where he enjoyed showing livestock, playing sports and learning the fiddle. At an early age, he discovered his passion for the cowboy way of life.
He went on to work at cattle ranches including: Guitars, 6666 Dixon Creek, Gibson Ranches, The Byrds, The Nail, The Spires, Big Creek, Turkey Tracks, The Crutch, The Sanford Ranch, Plemmons Land and Cattle, PICO Ranches, and the Bowers to name a few.
Boone also worked on other small cow outfits from Texas to Tennessee, including time well spent with Billy Lamb of Haskell, Texas.
Boone was a true cowboy in every sense of the word. He respected the men he worked with and was very proud that he had been able to gain theirs as well. His life experiences far exceed his time on earth. He worked hard at living a full life, which meant lots of time horseback, team roping with friends and family, and hunting and fishing with his dad. Boone also had a love for machinery, fixing things that others couldn’t, and mechanics passed on to him from his dad.
Boone learned some valuable traits from his mother as well. Boone loved big and was loved big. To know Boone was to love him, as he had never met a stranger or anyone he couldn’t carry on a conversation with. No one ever left Boone’s side without leaving a better person for knowing him.
As Boone grew older he had learned of another love. The love of understanding and acceptance that meets you where you’re at.
Upon the family’s move to Comanche, Boone got involved with the youth group at First Baptist Church Comanche. It was through this time with the youth group that Boone realized his need for salvation and the reality that we are lost without a savior.
Boone made the most important decision of his life on Dec. 23, 2018 to accept Jesus Christ into his heart as his personal savior. Boone was a proud follower of Christ and a loving member of his family. He was extremely devoted to the younger kids in his family and was especially proud of his little sister Bella as she followed in his footsteps in becoming a Christian.
Boone leaves behind his mother and father, Shawn and Angela Askew of Comanche; his sister Bella; and his grandparents, Danny and Janice Armstrong of Abilene and Bronco and Gayala Askew of Albany.
Also surviving are his aunts and uncles, Casey and Lindsey Armstrong of Borger, TX, JW Askew of Albany, TX, and cousins Avery, Taos, Emma, and Levi. Boone is also survived by a host of extended family and friends.
Visitation will be in Abilene on Friday, Oct. 28 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral home on Hwy. 277 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
A celebration of life service will be held in Abilene at Hillcrest Church of Christ on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 2:00 p.m., with the burial to follow. Funeral arrangements will be coordinated by Elliott-Hamil Funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Boone’s name to Stickhorses and Capes in Abilene. Texas or the WRCA Foundation.
A memorial fund has been set up at Texas Bank 200 W. Central, Comanche TX 76442. PD