William Houston Key

October 6, 1921 – April 27, 2012

William Houston Key, 90, of New Hope, passed away Friday.

He was preceded in death by wife, Dorothy Paseur Key, father, Walker Key, mother, Delia Smith Key, 1 brother and 4 sisters.

Surviving are daughter, Jan Key of New Hope, AL, son, Barry N. (Judy) Key of Big Cove, grandchildren, Barry (Tracey) Key, Jr., Bryan (Valerie) Key, Lezlee (Brian) Ragan, and Brent (Melissa) Pressnell, and 8 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Sunday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. Services will be held at New Hope Funeral Home Chapel, Sunday at 4:00 pm.

Interment will be in the Panquin Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial donations to Alzheimer’s Association or Lion’s Club of New Hope.



6 thoughts on “William Houston Key

  1. Dear Jan & Barry,
    I’m so sorry for your loss, your dad was an incredible man & I have missed seeing him around the neighborhood for quite some time & his happy manner. God bless you all with HIS infinite mercy & grace where you need it most.

    With love,
    Joanie Woody Foote

  2. Jan & Barry, God Bless you both. My dads been gone 33 yrs & I still miss him.Rayford & Geraldine, I also know the loss of a Brother,Pete’s been gone 27 yrs/I have always Loved you guys & ask God to bless your whole family,Love always,Nanetta Graves

  3. Sending thoughts and prayers to the Key family during this difficult time.

    With love,
    Sandi Key
    (Granddaughter of Hulus Key)

  4. So sorry about your Dad, Barry but he is in a better place now.
    All the best to you, Judy and family and may God bless.

    Coy and Sally Jacobs

  5. Jan, Barry, and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad’s passing. I have fond memories of your mom and dad being so kind and putting up with us kids running in and out and all about. My prayers are with you all.

    Ginny Dunaway Young

  6. Jan, Barry and Family.
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your father. He was a friend of our family and of the New Hope community. May you find peace and comfort in the wonderful memories of your dad. Blessings,

    Susie Smith Stewart

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