William "Billy" Queen, Jr., 67, of Gastonia passed away on December 17, 2021 at Atrium Health Medical Center in Charlotte. He was born on September 14, 1954 to Hilda Ruth Mauney Queen and the late William "Bill" Blair Queen, Sr. He loved the mountains where he liked to snow ski as well as Lake Wylie where he liked to water ski. Billy was a fan of all sports. He was an avid golfer who enjoyed spending time on the golf course. One of his favorite courses was Olde Beau Golf Course in Roaring Gap, NC. Locally, he enjoyed playing at Crowders Mountain Golf Course. Billy was also a "marksman" gun enthusiast and loved to target shoot. But most of all, Billy loved his red mustang convertible.
In addition to his mother, Hilda Queen, Billy is survived by his wife of 31 years, Patti Queen; sisters, Leah Drumm and husband Randy, CeCe Baker and husband Charles, and Katrina Hichman and husband Eric; and nieces and nephews.
A Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Southminister Presbyterian Church, 1401 Hoffman Rd., Gastonia, with Rev. Dan Oedy officiating. Visitation will follow immediately after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Atrium Health- Myeloma at https://www.atriumhealthfoundation.org/get-involve