Larry Gene McQueen, 69, of Greenfield, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2016, at his home. He was born on May 3, 1947, in Marion County as the son of Boston and Florence (Davis) McQueen.
Mr. McQueen served in the Marine Corps during Vietnam. Larry worked for Hancock County Library for many years and he also worked for the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 2999 in Indianapolis. Larry loved art, reading, writing, poetry, coin collecting, history and spending time with his family and friends. Larry was a man of faith, a proud father and veteran and he volunteered to help those in need. He started the first ever non-alcoholic VFW in Anderson.
Larry is survived by his daughters, Alissa McQueen of Las Vegas, Nev. and Jennifer (Eric) Root of Madison, Wisc.; siblings, Pat (Daryl) Rucker, Fred McQueen, Richard McQueen, Don McQueen, Roy McQueen, Preston McQueen, Karen (Chris) Butcher, Mark McQueen and Jed McQueen; eight grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Boston and Florence McQueen; and siblings, Idena McQueen, Billy McQueen, Kenny McQueen, Sharon Treece, Bob McQueen, Dave McQueen and Betty McQueen.
A funeral service will be held at Noon on Friday, November 25, at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140, with calling two hours prior. Pastor John Reading will be officiating. Burial will follow at Anderson Cemetery in Indianapolis.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made by mail to the VFW Post 2999, 3553 English Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46201, or envelopes will be available at the mortuary.
Friends may share a memory or a condolence at erleweinmortuary.com.