Charles Kenneth Queen

Wednesday, January 29, 1936 - Friday, July 22, 2022

A Good and Honest Man

Photo of Charles Kenneth Queen  - 1936-2022

 Murphy /Canton- Charles Kenneth Queen,  age 86, passed away Friday, July 22, 2022.

Charles was born January 29, 1936 to the late Daniel Wayne Queen and the late Ruby Kate Bettis Queen. He had resided in Murphy where he graduated from Murphy High School and was blessed with many friendships and memories that he cherished throughout the years. Charles had made his home in Haywood County most recently. Mr. Queen had been employed as an electrician in the construction industry and was indeed a hardworking man and dedicated to his profession. Charles was a true outdoorsman and spent endless hours hunting, even bird hunting, among the mountains that he loved. He also had a great passion for fishing, especially at Snowbird Creek in Robbinsville. Charles loved to garden and he always grew a bounty of delicious vegetables to feed his family and share with friends.  He was an innovative man and possessed the natural talent of being able to fix or repair anything. Mr. Queen was a man of strong faith and was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness in Murphy. We give thanks for the life of Charles Kenneth Queen and the blessing he was to those who knew him and loved him.  He shall never be forgotten.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Thomas Wayne Queen; a brother, Robert Earl Queen; and sisters, Dorothy Mae Graves and Barbara Queen.

Surviving are his son, John W. Queen and Susan; grandchildren, Justina Goodman and her husband James Goodman, Jr., Kendra Queen, and John Michael Queen and his wife Victoria; great-grandchildren, James Goodman, III, Wolfgang Goodman, Jagyr Goodman, Jianni Roqwell “Roqi” Goodman; sisters, Margaret Lucille Ford, and Wanda Ensley and her husband Kenneth; a brother, Danny Queen; as well as many nieces and nephews and a multitude of friends.

A service of remembrance for Mr. Queen will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, July 30, 2022 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Minister James Goodman, Jr. will be officiating.

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

The live stream of the service will be available here



Condolences from family and friends

We are very saddened to hear of Uncle Kenneths passing and we will miss him dearly. Even though we lost contact over the years we kept Uncle Kenneth in our hearts and prayers and we often thought of him and our good times together(camping, fishing, Sunday suppers at Granny's and visiting him at his home lots). GOD called him home and we know in our hearts that he is in a much much happier place now with no sickness. He was a genuinely good man with a whole lot of smarts and neverending kindness, that we loved very much. To Johnny, Susie, Justi, Kendra, and John we pray for God's comfort and healing for you. We love you
Doug & April Queen Ellison and son Josey
Kenneth was always nice to me growing up when we would visit him in Andrews. I have nothing but good memories of him.
Robi Elliott
I am so saddened to hear if Grandpa Kenneth leaving us. God has called him home and now he is celebrating with the angels free of pain. His family here has missed him so much and to Johnny please know he was so special to all of us and we were truly blessed to have him in our lives. We are praying for peace for all of you ❤️ Tony and Melinda Pendergrass
Melinda Pendergrass
Kenneth was always family to me, he was a kind and understanding man who was always there for me my whole life. I’ll never forget spending summer nights with him, trips to Cades Cove and going to the beach. I still think of him when I eat fresh garden vegetables and I’m sure I always will. Kenneth will always be my great grandfather and he will always be on my mind and in my heart.
Shane Pendergrass
Kenneth was so kind and had a gentle tender way about him. He observed more than he spoke, and showed his love for others in action not just words when I was a kid I remember meeting him at 5, 6 years old I looked up at him a little intimidated he was so tall, (makes me smile ) and he took my hand first he had a straight face then he looked in my eyes to make sure I was paying attention, took a moment then he gave me a huge smile. That moment I knew he thought I was a sweet kid and he wanted me to know without saying words he thought I was cool. Going to see Ruby and having dinner as a kid was so fun, I remember those good times laughing and great food. Most importantly lots of love in their home. Thank you Kenneth and Rubi for those special times. Wish I had thanked them more. They are never forgotten and when I see them both again, it will be as though no time has passed. Love you both so much.
Benicia Valentine (B.B.)