Pastor Robert's Story
Robert F. "Bob" Queen, 87, crossed the finish line and entered into the arms of Jesus Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.
Bob was born Aug. 24, 1930, on Main Street in Westwood, the son of the late Kirk and Rosie Queen.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Truman Queen; and sisters Elizabeth "Libby" Hood and Juanita Crum.
He worked for Armco Steel in Ashland for nearly 38 years, beginning in 1948, retiring from the paint shop in 1986. He was also a minister of the Gospel for over 40 years, having served as pastor of the South Point First Church of God and Westwood Church of God, retiring in 2001. Bob's deepest desire was to reach as many people for Christ as he could, and through his years of tireless efforts, countless people were led to the Lord or blessed though his warmth, compassion and genuine desire to help others.
In June of 1948, nearly 70 years ago, Bob began dating Ruby Miles and they married a year later in June 1949. They were partners and best friends, and doted on one another especially in these final years. "Brother Bob" and "Ole' Rube" were one of a kind and they shared a love that will be an inspiration for generations to come.
In addition to his bride, Bob is survived by a sister, Rita Roberts and husband Ben of Westwood; two sons, Bob Queen of Lexington and Wetzel Queen and wife Denise of Langley; a daughter, Kathy Queen of Flatwoods; two grandchildren, Chris Keeton and wife Alison of Ashland; Nikki Queen-Gilliam and husband Dave of Langley; and the lights of his life, his four great-grandchildren, David Keeton and Daniel Keeton of Ashland; and Mia Gilliam and Ivy Gilliam of Langley. Bob is also survived by a very special friend, Don "Buffalo" Griffith of Grayson.
Funeral services will be at noon Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, at Caniff Funeral Home with Pastor Roy Chism officiating. Burial will be in Golden Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at at the funeral home.
In honor of and as a memorial to Brother Bob, his family encourages you to make an effort to tell just one person about the Lord. "One plants, another waters, but God gives the increase."
We say thank you to everyone who cared and prayed for Bob throughout his life, we thank Bob for the impact of his life on ours and we thank Bob's Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for blessing us with the best husband, Daddy, Papaw, Pastor and Friend we could have ever had.
Ccondolences may be sent to canifffuneralhome.com.
Published on January 12, 2018