Billy Ray Key

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Billy Ray Key

July 20, 1945 ~ May 16, 2014 (age 68)


Mr. Billy R. Key, 68, died Friday, May 16, 2014, in the loving home of his niece and her husband, Diane and Ed Isley. He was born Friday, July 20, 1945 in Guilford County. Billy was a member of Pleasant Garden Baptist Church. He was in the 191st Infantry of the United States Army receiving a Purple Heart and Bronze Star during his time of service. Billy worked for the United States Post Office for 20 years (retired in 1992), where he was known as the Pleasant Garden Santa Claus. He was a gardening and fishing enthusiast. Billy will be remembered for his sense of humor and his humble, loving nature.

He is survived by his son, William R. Key (Anne) of Greenville, SC; daughter, Julie K. Goguen (Matt) of Columbia, SC; grand-daughters, Lyndi M. Goguen and Maelyn E. Goguen of Columbia, SC; sisters, Mary Beth Boggs of High Point, NC, Louise Heeden of Greensboro, NC and Ann McCain of McCleansville, NC. Billy was proceeded in death by brothers, William C. Key, Jack Key and Melvin Key as well as sisters, Ruby Blakey, Shelby McFalls and Ruth Forest. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday, May 21 at Pleasant Garden Baptist Church with Michael Barrett officiating. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall following the service and other times at the home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Triad Cremation Society and Chapel, 2110 Veasley Street, Greensboro, NC, 27407, 336-275-1005.


Memorial Service

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
2:00 PM
Pleasant Garden Baptist Church Directions
1415 Neelley Road
Pleasant Garden, NC 27313

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