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Oscar Eugene Queen, 79 of Marion Lane Lexington NC, passed away Tuesday November 22nd with his family by his side, after a brief illness.
Gene was born in Davidson County on December 27, 1942, to Roy E. Queen and Gertie May Lopp Queen. Mr. Queen was a graduate of Central Davidson High School and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He served in the U.S. Army including an overseas service in France and Vietnam. He was retired from Leggett and Platt in Linwood where he was the Accounting Manager. He was a member of Holly Grove Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Jo Meadows Queen; his brother, Roy J Queen and his oldest son, Jeffrey Eugene Queen.
Surviving are his two daughters, Rhonda Ann Queen McCurdy of Thomasville and Tracy Leigh Queen of High Point and his youngest son, James Gregory Strickland (Barbara) of Hickory; seven grandchildren: Nicholas Queen and Amanda Queen of Blacksburg, SC, Jasmine McCurdy of Dayton OH, Christian McCurdy of Raleigh; Sara Strickland Hudson (Brad) of Hickory, Kayla Strickland of Hickory; Ryan Strickland (Emma) of Mint Hill; three great-grandchildren, Cooper, Olivia, and Nora; two brothers, Boyd A. Queen Sr. (Janice), and Don L. Queen (Linda) all of Lexington; and a sister, Barbara Queen Floyd of Mt. Airy.
A memorial service will be held at Holly Grove Lutheran Church in Lexington on Sunday, November 27th at 2:00pm with Pastor Anna Carter officiating. Visitation will be held at the church, 30 minutes prior to the service. Gene’s ashes will be buried with those of his wife in the family plot in the Holly Grove Lutheran Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Holly Grove Lutheran Church, 212 Holly Grove Lutheran Church Road, Lexington, NC 27292 or Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292
The Queen family would like to thank Hospice of Davidson County and Carolina Cremation for their services and caring staff.
Carolina Cremation of Salisbury is assisting the Queen family. Online condolences may be made at www.carolinacremation.com.