Bill David Key 79, died Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at FirstHealth Hospice House, Pinehurst, NC surrounded by his family.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Friday, March 23, 2012 at First Wesleyan Church, Robbins, NC, with the Reverend Sam Swinney officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Rest Cemetery.
Mr. Key served in the United States Navy and was the owner and operator of Bill Key Heating and Air Conditioning. He was a son of the late William Henry and Thelma McCaskill Key and was preceded in death by son, David Key and brother, Leroy Key.
Bill is survived by his wife, Betty Hussey Key, of Robbins, with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage on April 26, 2012; daughters: Pam Allen of Toccoa, Ga. Patricia Medlin, of Southern Pines; 5 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; brother: Paul Key of Robbins, and sister: Virginia Trueblood, of Cameron.
The family will receive friends from 6 - 8 PM Thursday, March 22, 2012 at Kennedy Funeral Home, Robbins, NC and at other times at the home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to First Wesleyan Church, P O Box 397, Robbins, NC or FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst, NC.

Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Key family.

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  1. Bill was a fine man and loved greatly by all that knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
    Kay Allen Overman and family

  2. Mr. Key was one of the kindest people I have ever known and he will be so missed in Robbins. He has been such a wonderful help to me over the last several years and I was just brokenhearted to hear of his death. Please know my prayers and thoughts are wit

  3. Bill will be missed – and will always, always, be so special to us. We will cherish the memories (particularly the USMC experience 1978-1984). Thanks for having such a kind and loving fatherly concern for me and our family. We are family…and we love you

  4. I always thought of Bill as Uncle Billy, even though he really wasn’t my uncle. It has been good to see more of him over the last few years. We will miss him very much. May God comfort the family as only He can.

  5. Bill Key helped people. He always did it in a quiet and humble way. God bless his memory and his dear family, Mickey R. Brown

  6. Thoughts & Prayers are with you. Mr. Key will be missed. He was such a kind, caring, gentle man. He repaired my air condition & ask me, every time we ran into each other at the post office, if I was staying cool? May God hold each of you especiall

  7. Bill was one of the nicest, truly good people that I know. He always would put a smile on your face. He did so much for so many. We will all miss him…I only ran into him in the grocery store in the last couple of years and now look back on those moments

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