W. Edward Key
23 October, 1931 – 24 December, 2020
W. Edward Key, a combat engineer and Veteran of the Korean War, went to be with the Lord on December 24, 2020. He was born in Kettle, Kentucky to Audi “Van” and Vera “Maxie” Key. He was married to his sweetheart, Ivey Jean Sloan for 66 years before her death earlier this year.
Ed and Ivey raised their three children in Crandall, TX, where he owned K&P Corner and Key’s Vending for many years. He loved raising cattle and horses all while teaching half the town to water-ski, running the school board, and being the mayor. They lived in Athens, TX for many years before retiring to Pencil Bluff, AR.
He will always be remembered as a man who loved God, his family, friends and Blue Bell ice cream.
He is preceded in death by both of his parents; his loving wife; a son, Larry Sloan Key; and sister, Norma Sue Key.
He is survived by his son, Allen Ray Key; daughter, Linda Gail Key; bother, Ernest (Minnie) Van Key, his grandchildren, Allen Jay Key, Cody (Maegan) Sloan Key, Tabitha Garcia, Shanna “Suni” (Chuck) Leigh Wilke, 5 great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends.
Inurnment will be February 8th 2:00 pm, First Baptist Church Cemetery, 3623 West Highway 270, Pencil Bluff, AR 71965.
W. Edward Key
Troy & Ann Chandler
26 January 2021
Ed was not only our neighbor but a precious friend to us. Ed and Troy spent many hours talking and doing things, like building or fixing something or fishing when they were able. And I always knew if we needed help with something he was always there ready and willing. I loved the way he ended his prayer at the table asking God to forgive us of our sins, which was a great lesson in humility. We miss him so much but know beyond a doubt that this is not the end and we will meet again along with his precious wife, Ivey.
Bobby & Cindy Pritchett
18 January 2021
We have many fond memories of K & P Corner as children and as young adults!
Love, hugs and prayers to the Key Families
Ray and Sue Lawrence
7 January 2021
Ed and Ive were both very dear friend,we met them at the senior center we sat on the same table each day and shared stories and laughed together,our son Mitchell Lawrence built their home at Fiddle De De Lane,we visited several times in their home,even shared a meal at their table,we considered them Very dear friends,we will truly miss them, Prayers for you and your Family 🙏🙏
4 January 2021
I am Nick and Athlene Jones’ youngest daughter, Betty. I can remember Edward and Ivey coming home to visit in KY. It was a big trick to us young ones because we knew someone from TX. They were always so nice and kind. So sorry for your loss.