Samuel Ray Key, 88, of Town Creek, Alabama went home to his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 16, 2021.
Sam was a proud graduate of Hazelwood High School and served his country as an Army medic in the Korean War. After the war, he married Barbara Lee Reams and together, for 68 years they raised a family. Sam worked for National Laboratories, selling lysol and other janitorial chemicals for over 43 years before retiring to his hometown of Town Creek.
Sam Love his family, Alabama football, Mississippi state baseball, and women's basketball, and he loved his lord and savior. At a young age, he began collecting Mickey Mouse - a hobby which provided decor for a few rooms in his and Mouse's (Barbara's) home. He had a passion for learning and education, with and answer for any problem. Sam never met a stranger and would talk to anyone for hours on end. He loved traveling and made it a point to take his children and grandchildren on many adventures. His family and friends loved him for his quick wit, gentle leadership, infectious smile and compassionate heart.
Sam was preceded in death by his parents Tandy Pickens "Pink" Key and Lillie Mae Buttram Key, brothers James and Carlton "50" Key and sister Vera Mae Key.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Barbara; son Scott (Barbara) and daughter Cindy Wilson (Russ) ; his 4 grandchildren - Keith Key (Celena), Hali Key, Erin Key Price (Jeff) and Claire Wilson. Sam boasted of his 6 great-grandchildren and and a host of nieces and nephews who lovingly referred to him as Unka Sam.
Visitation will be Tuesday, April 20 at 1:00 PM with services to follow at 2:00 at Jackson Memory Funeral Home and interment at Elmwood Cemetery in Town Creek.
Russ Wilson and other family members will conduct the memorial services.
Pall Bearers will be Scott Key, Russ Wilson, Keith Key, Jeff Price, Paul Stewart, Gary Jester, Steve Shackleton, and Dustin Watkins.
Please be advised face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times during service.
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