Lawrence McQueen, 86, of Shelby County

Lawrence McQueen, 86, of Shelby County, Indiana, passed away Friday, April 5, 2024, at Major Hospital in Shelbyville. 

Cherished in life by family and friends, he was surrounded by loved ones at the time of his death and for weeks prior.

Larry was born February 13, 1938, in Egypt, Kentucky, to Steve and Elma (Burch) McQueen. He attended Clarksburg High School in Decatur County. Skilled in all things mechanical, Larry found employment with the Sandman Brothers auto dealership in Shelbyville, where he worked for 35 years until his retirement.

Larry met Martha Jean Foster of Laurel, Indiana in 1955, and they were married on September 15, 1957. In 1969, he and Martha bought land in Shelby County, and he began farming in addition to his work as a mechanic.  They raised their three children there and it has been their home ever since.

In addition to farming and time with family, Larry enjoyed playing euchre and golf as well as building and flying model airplanes.

Along with Martha, his wife of 66 years, he is survived by his twin brother, Clarence McQueen of Waldon, Indiana; brother Clifton McQueen of Batesville, Indiana; one son, Kelly D. McQueen and wife, Sherri, of Mooresville, Indiana; two daughters, Lori M. Tennell and her husband, Timothy, of Franklin, Indiana, and Melinda K. (Mindy) McGee and husband, Richard, of Madison, Indiana. He also leaves eight grandchildren: Tracy Phillips Truax (Steve), Audra McQueen, Stephanie McQueen Crockett (Kevin), Carson Tennell, Cole Tennell  (Jennah), Ricky McGee (Paige), Katie McGee Eadens (Adam), and Max McGee. He and Martha also have 6 great-grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by eight siblings: Geneva Parton, Esther Hayes, Floy Shepherd, Glendon Burch, Grant McQueen, Willard McQueen, Hubert McQueen, and Roy McQueen.

The family wishes to express their sincerest thanks to the physicians, nurses, and staff of Major Hospital for their kindness and compassion, expert care, and genuine respect for Mr. McQueen and members of the family. Their professionalism and dedication are appreciated.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2024 at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral Home, 437 Amos Road. 

Friends may call on Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service, at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Laurel North Cemetery, Laurel, Indiana.

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