He was born Aug. 14, 1951, in Rabun County to the late Claude and Gladys Holcomb Queen. Dean was a rock mason in the construction industry and was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War. He served as commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Rabun County. He was a member of Blue Heights Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Bob Queen, T.J. Queen and Jim Queen.
Survivors include: a son, Isaac Jefferson Queen (Cova) of Helen; a daughter, Keisha Queen Woodard (Shane) of Tiger; four brothers, George Queen of Charlotte, N.C., Allen Queen of Mountain City, Calvin Queen of Franklin, N.C., and Keith Queen of Lockhart, S.C.; three sisters, Virginia Norton of Otto, N.C., Annette Dockins of Marietta, S.C., and Barbara Roberts of Murphy, N.C.; and two grandchildren, Cheyenne Lynn Queen and Gisele Ann Queen.
The family received friends Sunday at Hunter Funeral Home. Cremation followed visitation.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Hunter Funeral Home, P.O. Box 653, Clayton, GA. 30525, to aid in funeral expenses.
Hunter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at www.hunterfuneralhomega.com.