William “Buddy” Jefferson Queen

November 24, 1933 - October 12, 2015

11/24/1933 - 10/12/2015

Past Services

Monday October 19, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Tuesday October 20, 2015
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions
Tuesday October 20, 2015
1:00 pm
Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery
5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434
757-255-7217 | Directions

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.

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John Woody
8 years ago

Shirley, I am sorry for your loss. We went to services for Iva Hesiak today, we were thinking of you and Bill and I learned that Bill had passed. I missed his obituary in the paper and am sorry to have missed his service. John Woody

Robert Wilson
8 years ago

Pappoo… You are the best thing that happened to me in my life. I do miss your wit and laughter. You truly loved your life and family. Rest peaceful because you deserve it. I will cherish your memory always.

Drexel and Ollie Smith Reynoldsburg, Ohio
8 years ago

We are saddened at the lost of Buddy. Even though we are not blood relatives we have always felt we were part of the Queen family. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord bless and keep all the Queen family in his loving care.

Harv Turner
8 years ago

Kelley and I so loved Buddy. We extend our deepest sympathy to the entire family.

Charleen McNally
8 years ago

To Shirley and family –
I was sorry to hear about “Buddy”. I have a lot of good family memories.
Love, Charleen