Paul H. Key, 90 of Robbins passed away peacefully July 11, 2016 at home surrounded by his family.


Graveside services will be held 11 AM, Friday, July 15, 2016 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church Cemetery, with Military Honors. Following the service the family will receive friends in the Robbins First Wesleyan Church fellowship hall.


He was preceded in death by his parents W.H. and Thelma Key, brothers Billy and Leroy Key.


Paul is survived by his wife of 72 years, Almeta, sister Virginia Trueblood of Cameron, sisters-in-law Betty Key of Robbins, Marie Key of Robbins, children Paul H. Key (Ada) of Burgaw, NC, Larry Key of High Falls, Carolyn Lemonds (E.L.) of Seagrove, NC, Debbie Ritter (Mack) of Robbins, and Paula Key of Raeford, NC. He was also the proud Pa-Pa of four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.


Paul served his country in the U.S. Navy, during WWII, on the U.S.S Telfair and received a Purple Heart. After he left the Navy, Paul was self-employed for the rest of his life. Some of his ventures included electrical work, heating & air conditioning and refrigeration. He never failed to lend a helping hand to someone in need, and was an active member of the V.F.W. in Robbins. He was a member of First Wesleyan Church.


The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of First Health Hospice for all of their hard work and caring service during the last year.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to FirstHealth Hospice, 150 Applecross Road, Pinehurst NC 28374.


Condolences may be made to


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Key family.


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  1. We at KM Machine in Biscoe are very sorry for your loss and lift up prayers for your family. I have lot’s of fond memories of Paul when he would come by our shop to have a part repaired. Always looked forward to a conversation with Paul. He could make one

  2. I could not count the number of times Paul came to our house to fix our furnace, air conditioning and appliances. I am sure he was not always paid but he never complained and was quick to come back as needed. He was truly a person who lived his faith and

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. I have such memories of him coming to Pittsboro to work on the refrigeration at the Piggly Wiggly. My father, Robert Lassiter thought there was no one like Paul Key. They were great friends through the years.

  4. Almeta and children,

    Please accept our sincere condolences for Paul’s death, and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Growing up across the street from Paul and Almeta brings back many fond memories. He helped our family more times

  5. Aunt Almeeta & family,

    Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. May all your warmest memories shared help ease your grief and bring comfort to you all. In the days and months ahead of you all, those memories

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