He was the son of Millard F. and Martha Queener of Campbell County, Tennessee.
He enlisted in the US Army Air Corps on December 3, 1943 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi and was promoted to the rank of Private First Class.
133rd Engineer C Battalion, 5th Division, Company B
Prior to his enlistment he was a skilled worker in the mines and a mining-machine operator.
He is buried at Bakers Forge Memorial Cemetery, Campbell County, Tennessee.