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Bernard Queen

January 19, 1926 ~ May 16, 2019 (age 93)

Dr. Bernard Queen of Huntington, WV, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Cabell Huntington Hospital. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at Beard Mortuary with Rev. Eric Porterfield officiating. Private entombment will be in White Chapel Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends after 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. He was born January 19, 1926 in Wayne, WV, the son of the late App and Cora Parsons Queen of Wayne. He graduated from Wayne High School and entered the Navy at 16 years of age and served as Radioman 2nd Class-World War II in the Intelligence Division and was awarded the Navy Unit Citation for Meritorious Service. He graduated from Marshall College with degrees in Physical & General Science and Math and completed a Masters Degree in Educational Administration in 1951 followed by completing his PhD Degree from The Ohio State University in 1967.  Dr. Queen was active in the Education Community having served as a classroom teacher at Vinson High School and Ceredo-Kenova High School, Principal of Vinson High School, Administrative Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent of Wayne County Schools. He moved to Marshall University as Assistant Professor of Education and served Marshall University as Director of Federal Programs, Chairman of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Developer and Director of the PACE Center (Regional Three Resource Center), Dean of the College of Education, Director of Development & Executive Director of the Marshall University Foundation, Inc. and retired as Full Professor of Educational Administration. Dr. Queen was a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church, a life member of both the Marshall University Alumni Association and National PTO. Other activities include: Honorary Citizen of The State of Georgia; Kentucky Colonel; Admiral in the Cherry River Navy; member of Masonic Crescent Lodge #32 of Ceredo, WV; 32nd Degree of the Scottish Rite; Shriner; Member of American Legion; John Marshall Society; Marshall University Foundation, Inc. and presented with a “Recognition of Achievement” from John Cornyn, United States Senator of Texas for military service during WWII; and has served on the Board of Directors of the Tri-State Transit Authority since 1988 and as Treasurer for several years. Dr. Queen was preceded in death by his very devoted wife of 59 years, Lamina Faye Maynard Queen and brothers, Arlie H., Dallas, Glenn J. Queen; and grandson Ryan Matthew Queen. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry Preston and Janet Fay Queen of Huntington; granddaughter Stacy Lynn Queen of Huntington; great-grandson Jacob Ryan Queen of Huntington; great-granddaughter Taryn Makenzie Queen of Huntington; and several very special nephews and nieces and grand nephews and nieces. It is Bernard’s wish that friends who wish to make a remembrance send a contribution to the Marshall University Foundation, Inc., Foundation Hall, 519 John Marshall Drive, Huntington, WV 25703 re: Lamina M. Queen Endowment (#310336); Hospice of Huntington, 1101 Sixth Avenue, Huntington, WV 25701; or a charity of their choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.beardmortuary.com.


Donations may be made to:

Hospice of Huntington
1101 6th Avenue, Huntington WV 25701
Tel: 1-304-529-4217

Marshall University Foundation, Inc.
Foundation Hall, 519 John Marshall Drive, Huntington WV 25703


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