Joseph “Joe” Edwin Queen

Joseph “Joe” Edwin Queen, 58, of the Lick Run community lost his courageous fight with cancer at his home in Buckhannon on Sunday, July 21, 2019. Through his battle, he had an excellent care team of doctors, nurses and hospice nurses over the last year for which his family was extremely grateful.

He was born in Buckhannon on July 14, 1961, the middle child of Shirley “Jean” Doyle Lantz and the late Edwin Meade Queen. A great celebration has begun in Heaven as Joe has been reunited with his father, Edwin; paternal grandparents, Ovid Quay and Ruth Queen; maternal grandmother, Ethel Doyle; three first cousins: David Smith, Mollie Howes and Sandra Arnovitz; and his best friends: Donald Reed and Steve Casto. Joe has been freed from his pain and has traveled to his very own heavenly fishing pond that is full of golden trout and his fishing pole will always have a bite.

Joseph is survived by his mother, Jean Lantz of Buckhannon; one sister, Donna Marie Barnes and husband, John, of Hobe Sound, Fla.; one brother, Daniel Meade Queen of Huntington; maternal aunt, Joan Stiltner of Charleston; two paternal aunts: Doris Jean Arnovitz of Cleveland, Ohio, and Kathryn Howes and husband, Dayton, of Buckhannon; two nieces: Danielle Queen and husband, Kenneth Self, of Buckhannon, and Rebecca Barnum and husband, Chris, of Atlanta, Ga.; nephew, James Barnes of San Francisco, Calif.; five first cousins: Sharon Allman and husband, Bill, and Mary Jean Crites and husband, Phil, both of Buckhannon, Michael Arnovitz and wife, Denyse, of Cleveland, Ohio, Annette Marquardt-Kimball and husband, Larry, of Kaysville, Utah, and Stella Howes of Pennsylvania; many other cousins and extended family members; and his faithful friend and caregiver, David Hamner.

Joe was a graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School, Class of 1979, and he attended Fairmont State College. He was employed by Louis Glass Company in Weston until it closed. Joe then became the caregiver and farmer for many family members including his grandfather, Quay. Joe loved the simple way of living, and although he never married or had children of his own, he was a wonderful and caring uncle for Danielle, Rebecca and James.

Joe was Christian by faith and had a passion for the outdoors. He was an avid fisherman and spent many days casting his reel on Stone Coal Lake. Joe also enjoyed camping in his camper on the family farm. Joe was a friend to all and a man of few words, but he always meant what he said.

Family and friends will gather at Tomblyn-Clutter Funeral and Cremation located at 21 Elnora Circle in Buckhannon from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday in the Tomblyn-Clutter Funeral Chapel with Reverend Brad Tenney officiating. Interment will follow at Reger Chapel Cemetery in Buckhannon.

Tomblyn-Clutter Funeral and Cremation are honored and privileged to serve the family of Joseph “Joe” Edwin Queen. Online condolences may be expressed at

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