Funeral services for Tommy J. McQueen, 83, of Gause were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Rockdale with Pastor Delmar K. McCracken of Friendship Baptist Church near Milano officiating. Burial will be in Sharp Cemetery in Sharp.

Mr. McQueen died Saturday, Jan. 22, at his home near Gause.

A lifelong Milam County resident, he was born Sept. 21, 1927, near Sharp to Noah and Lillie (Smith) McQueen.

He married Ruby Koening on July 16, 1955, in Temple.

Mr. McQueen was a carpenter and former member of Carpenter Union Local No. 1855.

He was a member of Friendship Baptist Church near Milano and he enjoyed fishing.

Mr. McQueen was preceded in death by two brothers, John Kay McQueen and Clifford McQueen, and a stepsister, Lillie Mae Eickenhorse.

Survivors are his wife, Ruby McQueen of Gause; a son, Tommy Gene McQueen of Gause; a daughter, Rita Renee McQueen of Desert Hot Springs, California; five brothers, Eddie McQueen of Dallas, Emil Lopez of Gause, Charles Lopez of Fairfield, Phillip Lopez of Milano, Billy Dean Lopez of Hearne; a sister, Doris Jones of Floydada; and two grandchildren, Terry Wayne McQueen and Jalinda Renee McQueen; also, four great-grandchildren.

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