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Richard Auther Queen
Richard Auther Queen

February 12, 1944 - April 18, 2017
Born in Buncombe County
Resided in Fairview, NC
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Richard Auther Queen, 73, passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 after a brief illness at St. Joseph Hospital
Mr. Queen was born in Buncombe County to the late John A. Queen and Julie Martin Queen. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Johnny Queen.

Richard graduated from T.C. Roberson High School. He served 28 years as a Police Officer and served with the City of Asheville Police for 19 years before retiring.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Queen; three children, Suzie Sanders (Bobby), Rebecca Queen (Scott Ramsey) and Bryan Queen (Crystal); two step-children, Marc Landon and Lauren Guyton; two sisters, Virginia Emblom and Sue Queen; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held, Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:00 pm at Calvary Episcopal Churchyard in Fletcher with Reverend Gerald Davis officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the the Alzheimer's Association,




Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
US Highway 25
Fletcher, NC US 28732
Saturday, April 22, 2017
12:00 PM
Calvary Episcopal Churchyard
at the cemetery
Fletcher, NC US 28732
Saturday, April 22, 2017
12:00 PM


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