Charles “Chuck” Edward Key, 83, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2019.
Funeral service will be held 2 pm Saturday, March 23, 2019 in the First Baptist Church of Sanford with Pastor Larry Brock officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Fritch. In lieu of flowers his memory may be honored with a gift to Interim Hospice.
Chuck was born January 21, 1936 in Brownfield, Texas to Ernest Cleveland Key and Belle Roberts Key. He married the love of his life Phyllis Hogan on December 20, 1969. Chuck proudly served in the United States Army. He worked as a welder for Phillips for 40 years, was a member of First Baptist Church of Sanford where he served as treasurer for 25 years and a member of the Elks Lodge for 30 years. He loved the outdoors, especially working in his vegetable and flower gardens. Chuck liked to sit and watch the deer that came up in the yard.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis; sons, Charles Paul and Jerry Don Key; and son-in-law, Bob Trammell; and brothers, Carl Laughary and Jerry Laughary.
Survivors include sons, James Key of Borger, Kurtis Kunce and wife Kathy of Borger, Randy Key of Texas City; daughter, Stephenie Trammell of Sanford; 5 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and brothers, Ernie Key and wife Cindy of Fritch and Don Laughary of Fritch.
Sorry for your loss Randy, Stephanie and Jamie I have so many good memories with the Keys family!! I could write a book about the school days and after we were out of school I really miss all of you will never forget you, we enjoyed playing at your Dad and Phyllis backyard with Bob Trammell and Silverado Band, I cherished the good times with all of you and may God comfort you through your time of mourning. Love you all
Terry SullivanBorger, TX
Chuck was one of the best people we ever had the privilege of knowing. Such a kind man and so many happy memories. I know he is now with his beloved phyllis and rejoicing about his triumphant entry into heaven and him being told well done, good and faithful servant.
Rothel LeCompteLubbock, TX
Chuck always had a smile and a joke on his lips. Saddened by his passing but rejoicing he is home. Praying for the family.
Cindy NickellElgin, OK
Jamie, I am so very sorry for your loss. I’ll be praying for God to comfort you and your family as you grieve the loss of your father.
Lori McCarthyPampa, TX
I'm so sorry for your loss he will be missed he was a great man
Elizabeth yarbroughPampa, TX
So many memories and good times. Chuck made the best homemade ice cream ever! Prayers for the family!
Dennis PhelanSanford, TX
He will be missed on earth, but is rejoicing in Heaven!
Melissa NickellCYRIL, OK
We are so very sorry for your loss! Chuck was always smiling, laughing and always gave me a hard time! He was a great man and will be missed!
Robert and Brandy YeltonStinnett, TX
My sincere condolences on your loss, James. Praying for you and your family in this time of sadness.
Debi DeVaneyAmarillo, TX
Chuck was a awesome man he was someone I could always talk to when I was just a teen and going though a very tuff time Chuck u will be missed sir thank you for always being a ear that I could talk to
Michael TaylorFritch, TX
May God’s love and grace comfort you all in this sad time of heartache and loss. Chuck was one of the finest men that I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. He loved his family and always enjoyed having friends of his kids around. I have great memories of fun times jumping on the trampoline and still have the shadow of a small scar on my left calf from a burn on the muffler of the mini-bike. I know he’s happy to be reunited with Phyllis, Charles and Jerry Don! RIP til we meet again!
Natalie RawlinsBorger, TX