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John Morton McQueen
© The Weleetkan
June 30, 2006
Submitted by: Brenda Franklin

Funeral services were held June 28 at the Wetumka Indian Baptist Church for John Morton “Mort” McQueen. Rev Alex Lowe officiated at the services.
Mr. McQueen was born Oct. 7, 1917 in Purdy, MO to Sam and Hattie (Morton) McQueen and died June 24 in Tulsa at the age of 88.
Following graduation from high school he attended college where he earned an Associate Degree in Education. He taught first through eighth grade and later moved to Seminole when he started a dairy and worked in the old field. In 1951 he moved to Wetumka where he farmed and worked for the Wetumka Police Department, becoming Chief of Police in 1957, retiring in 1979.
Mr. McQueen was an active member of the Wetumka Indian Baptist church where he served as a trustee and a Sunday school Teacher. His hobbies included spending time with his family, fishing and working with wood. He was quite a woodsman and really loved the outdoors.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Irene, of the home, three children, Harold McQueen and wife Mary of Reno, NV. Kaylene Bass and Husband, Vernon, of Eufaula; and Debbie McGirt of Wetumka:; seven grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; a sister Maggie Pennell of Himphill , TX.; two sisters-in-law, Rachel and Darlene; and a host of nieces, nephews and relatives and friends.
Pallbearers were Mark Bass, John Bass, Billy Stehn, David McGirt, Donnie Asbury, and Tom Farris. Honorary pallbearers were Junior Berryhill, Charles McKee, Gary Ramsey, Clark Chastain and Jess Gann.
Interment was at the Wetumka Indian Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of Williamson Funeral Home.

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