Reginald James Queen, 42, of Cherokee passed away on April 26, 2012 at Med West Haywood following a brief illness. He was a member of the Cherokee Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Queen and Betty Wolf Queen; a sister, Belinda Queen; and a brother, Henry Long.
He is survived by his fiancé, Allyson Osgood; his daughter, Jessica Lynn Queen and husband Robbie Squirrell; his son, Killian Ryan Ruth; grandchildren, Cameron Squirrell and Alana Squirrell; his brother, Melvin Long; his maternal grandmother, Lula Owl; aunts and uncles, Lucille Wolfe, Elsie Rattler, Laura and Bob Blankenship, Bill and Lucille Wolfe, Buddy and Alice Owle, Elnora and Winifred Maney, David C. Owle, and Lizzie Kalonaheskie.
The family will receive friends at the Cherokee Methodist Church on Saturday, April 28, 2012 beginning at 5pm until the service hour of 2pm on Sunday, April 29. Burial will follow at the Hornbuckle Creek Cemetery.
Services will be conducted by Rev. Ritchie Sneed and Rev. Noah Crowe. Pall Bearers will be Melvin Lambert, John Littlejohn, Will Lambert, Daniel Ledford, Henry Long, Jr., and Fred Squirrell.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cherokee Cancer Support Group, P.O. Box 543 Cherokee, NC 28719.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. An on line memorial book is available at www.longhousefuneralhome.com.