DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home – Terry R. Queen, 67, Hamilton

Terry Robert Queen, 67, of Hamilton, died Thursday, March 3, 2022.

Terry Robert Queen, 67, of Hamilton, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022.
Terry was born February 17, 1955, the son of Robert W. and Martha (Hatch) Queen in Keokuk.
In 2001, he was united in marriage to Sheila (Patterson) Noble in Hamilton. She survives. Terry went to Keokuk High School and obtained his diploma in 1972. We went on to earn several trade certificates in college. Terry was a man of many talents and worked as a mechanic for KCSD, truck driver, tool and die at Vega Industries and a machinist at MMC Enterprises. He ended his working career at Sheller-Globe/Henniges Automotive in Keokuk after a combined 30+ years of service where he was a member of local Union #444.
Terry was happiest attending his “church” – the great outdoors. He loved hunting many types of game and owned hunting dogs throughout his life. Terry was an avid fisherman, happiest on the river. He enjoyed trapping and putting his green thumb to use in the garden. Terry was a man’s man, and loved driving jeeps and working on old cars, especially his ’48 Plymouth and the ’48 Pontiac Silver Streak he owned most of his life. He was known for being honest and vocal with his opinions, delivering them with a twist of affection and sarcasm. Terry knew how to drive a point home with humor. You never knew what was going to come out of his mouth next! Terry was very strong and independent, always living life on his own terms. He was a hard worker with a strong work ethic. In life, he had a never give up or quit attitude, he was always a fighter.
Terry was an all-in, dedicated husband and his grandchildren’s protector. He cherished the fun
times he had with his children and grandchildren.
Terry is survived by his wife, Sheila Queen of Hamilton; mother, Martha Queen of Keokuk; three sons: Jeremy (fianc  Carmen Stevens) Queen of Blandinsville, Illinois, Nicholas Queen of Burlington, Iowa, and Tracy (Amanda Etheredge) Queen of Stephenville, Texas; two step-children: Mitchell (Becca Root) Noble of Warsaw, Illinois, and Amanda (Jeff) Maxwell of Keokuk; one brother: Alan (Vicky) Queen of Keokuk; grandchildren: Hunter Queen, Alex Wallace, Alexis (Moises) Olvera, McKenna Queen, Brandon, Kynik and Ryleigh Queen, Dalton
Weaver, Ava and Anna Noble, Ryan Maxwell, Rachel Maxwell, Jayden Taft and one on the way, Minnow Queen; great-grandchildren: Reid Voels and one on the way, Elijah Olvera; his sister-in-law Audrey Queen; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Terry was preceded in death by his father, Robert Queen, and his brother, Kevin Queen. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Thursday, March 10, 2022, at DeJong-Greaves-Printy
Funeral Home in Keokuk followed by burial at Oakland Cemetery in Keokuk. A bereavement meal will be served at the First Christian Church, 10th and Walnut, Hamilton, IL following the burial. Visitation will be held from 2:00-6:00 PM Wednesday, March 9 at the funeral home with family meeting friends from 4:00-6:00 PM. Memorials may be directed to the family in care of Sheila Queen.
Tributes and condolences may be left at www.dejongsfuneralhome.com.
DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home of Keokuk is in charge of arrangements.

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