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Thomas J. Key

Thomas J. Key, age 91, of Aiken, S. C., son of the late Chester Key and the late Pearl Penwell Key, entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 14, 2020. He is survived by a daughter, Deborah (Dennis) Ergle; sons, Larry (Leslie) Key, Pat (Candy) Key, Ricky (Angie) Key and Mark (Linda) Key; a brother, Roger Dale Key; fourteen grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife of seventy years,  Juanita Butler Key and a brother, Billy Rae Key. He was born in and was a lifelong resident of Aiken County, S.C.  He was a retired Sales Manager with the Coco Cola Bottling Company. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Aiken, S.C.  He was a loving father, brother, grandfather and friend.  He loved his family with all his heart and they in turn loved him. A man of his caliber shall be greatly missed by his family and all whose lives he touched during the 91 precious years that God granted him on this earth. Death is not the end, as he has just made that great transition to his new Heavenly Home, where all is joy and peace in a land of endless tomorrows. A service, celebrating his life and homegoing, will be held in the Shiloh Baptist Church Family Life Center on Monday, August 17, 2020, at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Key officiating.  The interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.  Memorials, in his honor, may be made to Shiloh Baptist Church, 3925 Shiloh Church Rd, Aiken, S.C. 29805.   Napier Funeral Home, 315 Main Street. Graniteville SC, 29829 is in charge of the funeral arrangements. You may sign the guest registry at www. napierfuneralhomeinc.com.


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Ricky and Angie,
We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. We remember your dad. So many years ago, he helped build our "mansion" in the woods. He always had a smile and became our friend.
Treasure your many special memories of Tom Key, a long life well lived.
Darlene and Charley Mastromonico

Darlene and Charles Mastromonico Aug 17 2020 12:00 AM

Larry, Pat, Ricky, Cotton and Deborah,
We are so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. Your parents were like second parents to me when I was young. I have wonderful memories of their kindness and always making me feel welcome when I came to visit. May God continue to bless each of you as you live out their legacy.
All our love,
Barry and Jane Long

Barry and Jane Long Aug 17 2020 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the Key family. I have fond memories of both of your parents. May the Lord grant you all peace and comfort.

Ann Smith Humphreville Aug 16 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the Key family. Although I will be unable to attend
services, you will be in my prayers. I really enjoyed visiting Tom and Juanita
so many times, and talking about old times, good memories.
Sincerely, Sarah Williams

Sarah Williams Aug 16 2020 12:00 AM