William “Buddy” Jefferson Queen, 81, passed away Monday, October 12, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born in Pikeville, Kentucky to the late Tina Blackburn and Noah Queen. He is also predeceased by his daughter, Melody Broaddus.
Mr. Queen retired from the United States Navy after 21 years of service and continued on to work in civil service for over 20 years. Buddy loved spending time outdoors and especially working in his garden. He was a devoted husband, loving father, caring grandfather and great-grandfather, and a loyal friend. Buddy will be missed by all who knew him.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 61 years, Shirley Queen; son, Kenneth Barry Queen (Jeralyn); daughter, Carolyn Dawn Berg (Kevin); 6 grandchildren, Justin Ryan, Mark Ryan, Scott Queen, Jonathan Queen, Denise Canterbury (TJ), and Rebecca Campbell; 5 great-grandchildren, Grace, Aurora, Tony, Hunter, and Allister Canterbury; brothers, Donnie Queen and Jimmy Queen; and sisters, Connie Fortney, and Lorraine Akers.
The family will receive friends Monday, October 19 from 6-8pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd., Virginia Beach. A funeral service will take place at Altmeyer Funeral Home Tuesday, October 20 at 11am with a burial in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veteran’s Cemetery to follow. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfh.com.
Date: Monday, October 19, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time: 11:00 am
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