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Robert Queen

Robert “Bob” Queen, age 83, of Cass, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown

Born July 23, 1936, at Cass, he was a son of the late Lee and Alice Smith Queen.

Mr. Queen’s first job was binding flooring for the Mower Lumber Company. He left Cass in 1966 to start a family in Pennsylvania. There he worked for the Revonah Spinning Wheel Company for six years. On his return to West Virginia, he worked for Interstate Lumber Company for five years. After healing from an injury to his elbow, he went back to work at Cass.

He was retired from Cass Scenic Railroad State Park after 38 years. At Cass, he worked in maintenance, as a night watchman and as a hostler, among other jobs. He was a devoted Christian, a NRA member, volunteer fireman and an avid hunter of rabbits, squirrel and deer. He loved to go fishing with his family.

Robert was a wonderful husband, a great father and friend. He didn’t know a stranger. If you had the time, he had a story to tell you.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Christine Taylor Marshall, and her husband, Jack; and four siblings, Betty Keys, Charles, Danny and Benny Queen.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Willa Taylor Queen, of Cass; a daughter, Robin Shingleton, and husband, Clifford, of Shinnston; grandchildren, Elizabeth Warner, and husband, Brian, Jayne Simmons, and husband, Joshua, all of Shinn-ston, and Charles Shingleton, and wife, Allysa, of Clarksburg; great-grandchildren, Katrina Simmons, J.T. Simmons and Dean Shingelton; brothers, Eddie Queen, and wife, Linda, of Arbovale, Tommy Queen, and wife, Yvonnia, of Marlinton, and Teddy Queen, and wife, Corella, of Arbovale.

A private graveside service will be held in Wanless Cemetery on Back Mountain with Pastor David Rittenhouse officiating.

A memorial service will be held June 27, 2 p.m. at his home in Cass, permitting quarantine restrictions have been lifted.

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