Rodney Allen Queen, Sr. of Tulsa, Oklahoma died on Saturday, May 22, 2021 in Collinsville, Oklahoma. Rod was born July 12, 1946 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Jess Andrew Queen, Sr. and Georgia Oneta Cox. On March 24, 1966 he married is high school sweetheart, Virginia “Wren” Cox.
To avoid being drafted, and to be able to choose what he did in the service, Rod enlisted in the United States Navy October 24, 1966. He served honorably as a naval corpsman at Marine Corps Base, Quantico. His service ended honorably after his obligated service on October 21, 1968. During his service in the Navy, while stationed in Washington D.C., he was introduced to The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints. He quickly gained a testimony and was baptized. After his release from the Naval service, he and Wren began their family.
Rod was very active in church and served in many different callings including Area Seventy and Bishop. He and Wren enjoyed going square dancing frequently as well as the church bowling league and participating in several choirs. Rod was also in a Barbershop Quartet. One of his favorite pastimes was participating in the Territorial Marshals in Chandler. He was also a frequent cast member in Lincoln County On Stage productions. Rod and Wren both loved supporting, celebrating and attending concerts, games, and productions for their grandchildren.
Later in life, Rod acquired a degree in horticulture from Oklahoma State University. He was able to put that to use when he opened and operated Queen’s Lawn and Landscape in Chandler, Oklahoma.
Rod is survived by his children; Sharon Queen of Tulsa, Andrew Queen and husband, David Trebelhorn of Broken Arrow, Adriahna Myers and husband, Jay of Tulsa, and Adam Queen and wife, Tiffany of Stillwater. His grandchildren Jeffery Queen and wife Kayla of Las Vegas, Nevada, Rodney Allen Queen, III of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Zachery Queen and wife Rachel of Yuba City, California, Eli Queen of Yucaipa, California, Klea Myers, currently serving as a missionary in Fresno California, Michael Queen of Yucaipa, California, Garrett Queen currently serving as a missionary in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Madison Queen of Stillwater, Tristan Myers, Kellan Myers, and Tara Myers all of Tulsa, Oklahoma. One great grandchild, Claire Queen of Las Vegas, Nevada, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceeded in death by his parents Jess and Georgia Queen, his eternal spouse Wren Queen, his brother Jess Queen, Jr. and sister Oneta Quinn, his son Noah Alexander Queen, two nephews and one niece.
Services will be held Thursday May 27, 2021 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 12110 E. 7th Street, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74128. Pallbearers – Andrew Queen, Adam Queen, Jay Myers, Garrett Queen, Hunter Kelley, Tristan Myers, Jeffery Queen, Kellan Myers, Dave Trebelhorn, Chris Kelley, Trey Queen, Zachary Queen, and Eli Queen. Interment will be at Floral Haven, immediately following the services.