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Richard Eugene McQueen

Friday, August 24, 2007

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Richard Eugene McQueen, 77, of Walbridge, OH passed away Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2007.

Born on Monday, September 16, 1929 in Solsberry, he was the son of Robert and Mable (Stanborn) McQueen.

He graduated from Solsberry High School in 1948. He served in the Navy during the Korean War, from 1950 to 1954. He was assigned as a yeoman to the U.S.S. Philippine Sea, an aircraft carrier. Upon his discharge he had achieved the rank of Petty Officer Third Class. He spent many years as a salesman and homebuilder entering the ministry at the age of 38.

In 1973, he received the honor of being commissioned into the Order of Kentucky Colonels. He was a Deacon at Beth Haven Baptist Church, and then became an ordained minister on February 28, 1976. He served as pastor to churches in Leitchfield, KY; Hasting, NEB, Hope, ARK and Salem. In addition, he served on the ministerial staff of First Baptist Church, Fruitland Park, FL, as well as many other churches, augmenting ministerial and missionary associations throughout the United States.

He is survived by his wife Madeline (Kelley) McQueen and his four children, Marsha (Arvin) Devers, Valinda McQueen, Melanie (John) Gibbons, Timothy (Vivian) McQueen; his stepchildren; Deborah, Jeanette, Don (Vicky), Steve, and Brian (TerriAnn); as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Dorothy (Tipton) McQueen; his parents; and brother, Delmar.

A memorial service was held Friday at First Baptist Church Perrysburg, OH. He was buried in the Eveleigh Cemetery, near Leitchfield, KY.

Arrangements were entrusted to Witzler-Shank Funeral Home in Walbridge, OH.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions designated for a memorial stone to Hospice of Northwest Ohio, 30000 E. River Road, Perrysburg, Ohio 43551.

Online condolences may be sent to www.witzlershank.com