Thomas "Tommy" Manuel Wayne Queen

Tuesday, April 21, 1981 - Tuesday, December 18, 2018

A Man Never to be Forgotten

Photo of Thomas "Tommy" Manuel Wayne Queen  - 1981-2018

Clyde - Thomas "Tommy" Manuel Wayne Queen, aged 37, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Tommy was born in Murphy, North Carolina on April 21, 1981, into a loving family that will forever remember the roles he played in their lives. Whether it was husband, son, uncle, or brother. But, importantly, Tommy will be cherished for the way he fulfilled those roles. He did so with unparalleled wit, zeal, humor, compassion, and depth. 

A graduate of a personalized and rigorous homeschool program; The Queen Academy, where the concepts of continuing education and self-improvement were instilled. Tommy was a modern-day renaissance man. He was a perfectionist and mastered everything he attempted. A talented musician, photographer, naturalist, and outdoorsman. He was also a skilled cook and electrician. Whether it was these skills or his deft use with a needle for sewing and crocheting, Tommy was always there to offer his services to those many people whom he loved.  

Though rigorous with those pursuits, not to mention his passionate, often endearingly quirky, love of team sports and pop culture, (Alex Trebek has yet to ask a question that Tommy couldn't answer. Magnum P.I. will never touch Tommy's swagger.) Tommy was one of Jehovah's Witnesses. It is this fact that directed and arched over his entire life. His membership in this faith was the root of all that he was. All that he accomplished. 

He was preceded in death by his cousin, Andrea Debaun Duncan.

Surviving are his loving wife, Jennifer Letize Queen; his parents, John Queen and Susan Franza Queen of Canton; siblings, Justina Goodman and her husband J.J. of Canton, Kendra Queen-Taylor and her husband Ben of Asheville, John Michael Queen and his wife Victoria of Roan Mountain; and a host of cousins, in-laws, and friends. 

He continues to be the loved and loving uncle "Tido" to his nephews Tré, Wolfgang, and Jagyr; and his niece, Roqi. 

A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 pm, Sunday, December 30, 2018 at the Colonial Theater at 53 Park St, Canton, NC 28716. Brandon Firestine will be officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow at the Colonial Annex.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Locks of Love at 234 Southern Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL 33405.

Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Queen family.

Condolences from family and friends

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I am sorry sorry to hear the news of Tommy Wayne, you all are in my prayers and thoughts, may Jehovah bring you comfort, you will see him again soon.
Wanda Green
I am so sorry for your loss! I’m keeping each of you in my thoughts and prayers. It’s just around the corner when you will see that smiling face again! May Jehovah continue to comfort each of you! Sending my love!
Teressa Clark
There really are no words! I just hope that the obvious outpouring of sympathy and love from so many will bring you some comfort. So very sorry for your loss.
Karen Kornhauser
So very sorry for your tragic loss. So unbelievable. Thank Jehovah for the wonderful hope of one day seeing Tommy awaken from death to once again feel our warm hugs. Until then let us keep this hope bright and use it to move forward. Love to you Jenn and all of the Queen Family. Many hugs
Rose MacCrea
I am so very sorry for your loss. May the hope of the resurrection give you comfort at this time. (John 5:28,29)
Barbara LeMaster
Our hearts dropped when we heard of Tommy's death. We are so sorry for your loss, and have been saying prayers for your comfort. You've all been on our minds, and I can't help but think of the nearness of the day when you will see Tommy and hold him again. It makes that sure promise more important than ever! Hold tightly to that promise knowing who made it. We love you!
Joy Alexander
All I can say I am so so sorry! Our hope for the future and the resurrection will help you through. I’m here for you if you need to talk!
Katrina Wilson
Tommy Wayne will never be forgotten for sure!! Our love to his family and friends! Love you all!
Christy Aponte
So sorry for your families loss, he sounded like an incredible man, our condolences and continued prayers.
Greg and Meg Hinkle
So sorry for your families loss, he sounded like an incredible man, our condolences and continued prayers.
Greg Hinkle
I am so shocked and heartbroken to have heard the news of Tommy Wayne’s passing. So many wonderful memories. He will be mourned and missed until we see him again. Prayers for all the family.
Kathy Tipton
My heart is breaking for you all but especially for Johnny and Susie because the loss of your child is the worst pain parents can endure but also for Jennifer, Justina, Kenny Beth, John Michael. Keep holding each other tight and know that you have so many friends who are praying for you all. Love yall
Debora Patrick
Our hearts go out to the Queen family. May Jehovah comfort and give you solace. The Resurrection is coming...all our absent friends will be there!
Joseph M. West and family
I’m so sorry for your loss! My thoughts and prayers are with your family!
Gary Gray
My heart hurts for you all so much ... so sorry for your pain. HUGS, LOVE, & PRAYERS
Kristy Brown
So sorry for the loss of such a dear brother, husband, son and uncle. Our deepest sympathy goes to all the Queen family. Keep looking to what’s just around the corner. It’s a guarantee
Keith and Becky Roper
I am so sorry for your loss. I was Tommy's first grade teacher at Peachtree Elementary School. I can still see those dark shiny eyes. May you feel the comfort and peace of God in the days to come.
Marilyn Raxter
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your son, husband and brother wordt cannot express my feeling. Praying for you and your family
Dorothy Walker
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Verda Davis
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort and peace. Tommy Wayne and my son, Nicholas Smith, were friends and classmates at Peachtree Elementary School.
Sandra Smith
Our hearts are breaking for your breaking hearts!!!! We love you! We are praying for you!! We will do anything in our power to help you through this most difficult time!!!
Myra and Bill Mente
Johnny and Susie, our hearts are broken for you!! May God pour our His blessing of comfort and love during this difficult time...wrapping His arms of secure love and comfort around you and your family!! We love you dearly!!
Margaret Goodman Millsaps and David
My heart has hurt everyday for you John and Susan since I heard. I had hoped to make the service to hug you both but just received the details this morning. Tommy has always been among my favorite memories growing up. He was a force in his right. I send you deepest condolences and prayers for you, your family, and Tommy’s wife. What a treasure is Tommy. Love you all Rebekah Filson
Rebekah Filson ‘Becky Isom’
Few experiences can match the loss of "TW" (affectionately called). Knowing that he is locked in Jehovahs memory is comforting, and when we see him again, " The former things will not be called to mind". That time is "just around the corner".
James and Eve