Barry Edward Queen
October 3, 1954 – April 4, 2021
Barry Edward Queen was born on October 3, 1954 and passed away on April 4, 2021 and is under the care of Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Mortuary.
Graveside Service will be held on May 11, 2021 at 10:00 am at Pierce Brothers Crestlawn Memorial Park, 11500 Arlington Ave, Riverside, CA.
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Barry Edward Queen
April 15, 2021
A funny memory...
Have you every been so tired that everything seems funny? Prolonged lack of sleep can have strange side-effects upon a person's personality that will expose itself in very strange ways. One night while working late outside Barstow, CA, Barry and I finally got a break after a 20+ hour workday and headed to a local Dennys for a late night dinner. We were famished after missing lunch and grateful to be able to get a meal before starting that long sleep deprived drive home. I knew I would never stay awake unless I had some caffeine in my system and Barry agreed. We sat down in a booth, completely exhausted. All it took was a simple wise crack and suddenly both of us were laughing uncontrollably. Just a glance at each other would start another round of belly laughing over nothing, really. Just our luck, two officers from the California Highway Patrol decided to enter the facility and sit down at the booth next to us to enjoy some coffee and a donuts. We both read each other's minds and tried to compose ourselves but the fatigue gave way to the visual cliche of "Cops and Donuts". It started with a giggle and suddenly exploded with uncontrollable laughter. I'm sure the cops and other restaurant patrons thought we were drunk. To this day I wonder how we didn't end up handcuffed in the back of their squad car. We finished our dinner and waited for the cops to leave because neither of us felt we would pass a sobriety test.
April 11, 2021
I super sorry to hear the news about Barry's passing. I don't know if you remembered, he and I worked together at Sears on Arlington in the late 70s.
I will always have fond memories of those times.