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James H. Queen

August 10, 1952 June 15, 2019
James H. Queen
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James "Jimmy" Henry Queen, son of Roy Logan and Betty Jean Marti Queen, was born, August 10, 1952 in, St. Louis, Missouri. He departed this life, June 15, 2019, in his home, Camdenton, Missouri at the age of Sixty six years, ten months and five days.

On January 05, 2002 in Camdenton, Missouri he was united in marriage to Starla Rae Watts. Together they shared Seventeen years of marriage

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Sindy Queen, and two step-sisters, Linda Stogsdill and Betty Bailey.

He is survived by his wife, Starla Queen of Camdenton, Missouri,; three children, Jason Queen of Warrenton, Missouri, Jodi Hayeslip and husband Tony of Warrenton, Missouri, and Amber Sidwell of Lawrence, Kansas,; six grandchildren, Joshua Queen and wife Samantha, Jacob Queen, Nichole Hayeslip, Tony Hayeslip, Jr., Jenna Hayeslip, and Jason Hayeslip,; five great grandchildren, Zoey Queen, Skylar Queen, Bentley Queen, Quinten Catchings, and Noah Queen,; brother, Wayne Queen of Camdenton, Missouri,; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Jimmy was raised in Warrenton, Missouri, moved to Wentzville, Missouri and then made his home here at the Lake of the Ozarks in 2000.

Jimmy had a very special gift with music. He was inducted into many hall of fames including, 2014 Hall of Fame Western Swing Society of the Southwest, 2014 Hall of Fame Northwestern Swing Music Society, and 2014 Hall of FameWestern Swing Society. Some of his other awards were 1972 Drummer of the Year. 1983 Band Leader of the Year, 1983 Top Band, and 2015 Cowtown Western Swing Hero. He was a member of the Staff Band for the International Steel Guitar Band, the Missouri Country Music Hall of Fame, and a Board Member for Lake Ozark Jazz Society. Jimmy and Starla spent the past Nineteen years performing music together as a musical duo and with the band, Jazzabillies and Diehards.

In his spare time he enjoyed being an entertainer, making people laugh, fishing, and spending time with his family. Jimmy was also a radio personality on KRWE in Warrenton, KS85 in Versailles, and KRMS at the lake.

He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, son and a caring neighbor and friend. We celebrate his life and his accomplishments and will treasure the memories he created for his family and friends.

Arrangements are under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton, Missouri.

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