Ivan W. McQueen

Published 3:53 pm Friday, December 29, 2017

On Thursday, December 28, 2017, an old soldier, Ivan W. McQueen, 95, of Elizabethton, went home to be with his Lord at his residence. Ivan was born in Carter County to the late Lee H. and Deborah Smith McQueen. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Brenda Diane Nave; his brothers, Harry, J.D., Shirley, Kenneth, Charles and F.M. McQueen; and his sisters, Bea M. Elliott, Sue M. Lady and Margie McQueen Townsend Lyons.
Ivan retired from North American Rayon Corporation, after 52 years of service. He was a United States Army veteran, having served as a Sergeant in World War II, in the 104th Infantry Division, Timberwolves. Ivan was a member of Elizabethton Church of Christ, where he had served as a secretary and treasurer. He enjoyed sports, baseball, the Elizabethton Twins- and he attended almost all of the Twins games. He also enjoyed visiting Watauga Lake and gardening.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 76 years, Virginia (Jean) McQueen, of the home; a son, Glenn McQueen, of Elizabethton; a grandson, Richard R. McQueen and wife Helen, of Tampa, Fla.; a great-granddaughter, Lilah M. McQueen; and a brother, George McQueen, of Elizabethton. Several nieces and nephews and his special friends, Justin Bowers and Austin Murray, also survive.
A service to celebrate and honor the life of Ivan W. McQueen will be conducted at 1 p.m. Sunday, December 31, in the Chapel of Peace at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Mr. Roby Ellis, minister, and Mr. Eddie Craft, minister, officiating. Music will be under the direction of Elizabethton Church of Christ singers. The family will receive friends from 12 until 1 p.m. in the funeral home chapel, prior to the service on Sunday. The graveside service will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Carter County Honor Guard. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be Ivan’s brothers in the 104th Infantry Division of the United States Army. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers, may make donations to the Carter County Honor Guard, 162 Spiral Vision, Elizabethton, TN 37643. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com.
Mr. McQueen and his family are in the care of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information and Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.

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