OBITUARY

Dr. James David Key

March 5, 1939December 30, 2018
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James David Key, MD, JD, PHD, Son of James Orman Key and Syble Pauline Stewart Key was born on March 5, 1939 in Post, TX. Dr. Key walked and lived an amazing journey. Man with many Honors and great achievements. He was fortunate to experience numerous adventures and was able to share stories of how he was able to imprint in a great number of lives.

Dr. James David Key a retired Colonel of the United State Airforce who was fortunate to have served during the Korean Conflict, Vietnam War, Dessert Storm, Bosnia/Kosovo War. Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon and attorney at Law throughout the State of Texas. An avid Pilot and a Man of GOD. His many scholars are from Lubbock High in 1957, Christian University in 1959, Juris Diction from South Texas Law School of Houston, and MBA from Southern Methodist University.

His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his amazing wife Claudia Selene Rodriguez and his gorgeous children: James David Key the Third, James Edward Key, Syble Pauline Stewart Key, James Orman Key, James David Key Jr., Amy Key Curtis, Cynthia Key Gibson, Son in Law Ethan Gibson. Grand Children Luke Curtis, Caleb Curtis, Daniel Gibson, Peter Gibson, Max Gibson, and Great Grandson Tripp Gibson.

A visitation will occur Tuesday, January 8, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Fwy, Houston, TX 77079 with funeral service to follow at 12:30 PM. A committal service will occur Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 2:15 PM at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial, Houston, TX 77038.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.memorialoaksfunerals.com for the Key family.

  • FAMILY

  • His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his amazing wife Claudia Selene Rodriguez and his gorgeous children: James David Key the Third, James Edward Key, Syble Pauline Stewart Key, James Orman Key, James David Key Jr., Amy Key Curtis, Cynthia Key Gibson, Son in Law Ethan Gibson. Grand Children Luke Curtis, Caleb Curtis, Daniel Gibson, Peter Gibson, Max Gibson, and Great Grandson Tripp Gibson.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • James David Key
  • James David Key Jr.
  • James Edward Key
  • Maxwell Gibson
  • Clay Stewart

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019
  • Committal Service Tuesday, January 8, 2019
REMEMBERING

Dr. James David Key

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Mimi McKeever

March 4, 2019

Our children were the same ages. We became friends when JD moved from Florida(Nautilus). Jan and I were always the moms with physicion husbands absent. Both Joe McKeever and JD were also military minded and served proudly - on active duty whenever possible! Dr Key was a genius. You could tell his patients on the ortho surgery floor - they had warm up suits or gym attire having shed hospital gowns. Within often 12 hours of surgery, You were exercising! Dr Joe McKeever, on crutches, flew up and down Meandering Way encouraged by Dr Key to train again. He had actually run on a broken hip. David Ponsonby along with Dr. Key helped train the figure skaters in my family. Enjoy the freedom now that you are out of the physical confines!

Diane Broussard

January 28, 2019

MY name is Diane Broussard and Dr.Key was my client and friend for over 8 years.It was truly an honor to see him so loving to his wife and children and so friendly with other clients also.Dr.Key loved getting the works,,,haircut...shave....facial...and bring his wife too.We ordered food and watched HGTV while everyone was getting pretty and chatting. I consider the keys dear friends.Dr.Key as my favorite client.....GODSPEED DR.KEY

Claudia Key

January 27, 2019

Hola amor. Ya arreglamos tu carro. Es el que estamos usando para acordarnos más de ti. Hoy fuimos a visitarte alguien te puso una lady bug. Te amamos y extrañamos muchoooooooooooooo.

Claudia Key

January 24, 2019

Amor 💕 te extraño tanto. Todavía no puedo creer que ya no estas con nosotros es muy difícil. Te extraño a todo momento. Al llegar de dejar a los niños de la escuela y saber que ya no me estás esperando. Para preguntarme qué vamos hacer hoy. Tu eras el pilar de la casa. Sin ti no se que hacer. No me enseñaste como estar sin ti. Te amo. Por siempre y para siempre. Y si siempre estabas muy guapo. Y le doy gracias a Dios por haberte puesto en mi camino. Y darme el mejor regalo del mundo. Nuestros hijos. Y ahí yo tengo un pedazo de ti.

Claudia Key

January 13, 2019

Amor hoy fue un día muy difícil sin ti. Por que ir a la iglesia ⛪. Hacer las cosas que hacíamos contigo. Y tenerlas que hacer sin ti. Es muy doloroso. Llegar a la casa después de dejar a los niños a la escuela y saber que ya no estas esperándome es muy triste. Cuanto diera por escuchar tu voz otra vez. te Amooooo.

JONI MEEK-DONNELL

January 10, 2019

Pops, you were a one of kind. Will never forget you, or your love of life. You loved your children unconditionally. We traveled many places and treated many people you and I. I will miss you and your advice and knowledge. Rest in peace Sir.

Claudia Key

January 9, 2019

Amor perdón por no decirte todo lo que sentía y decir todas las cosas maravillosas que pasamos juntos. Pero no hubiera podido por todo el dolor que sentía. Yo se que hubiera llorado como loca Estoy muy orgullosa de todos tus hijos. Espero y puedas sentir todo el amor y respeto que sentían por ti. Y ahora si quiero que vengas y me jales los pies como me decías. Y quisiera poder haberte dado muchos más besos cada vez que me decías. Gracias por estar conmigo Pero sabes Dios tenía un mejor plan Para ti. Ya sin tanto sufrimiento Ya estás rodeado de tus seres queridos en el cielo. Y abriéndonos el camino a nosotros para poder reunirnos algún día. Por siempre y para siempre Te amo 😍.

MaryAnne Owens

January 8, 2019

Sincere condolences to the family,
Navy Officers' Spouses Club of San Antonio

Margarita Balderas

January 8, 2019

The first night I meet James David Key , 1999, was that night when he brought my daughter from my heart. Claudia Rodriguez and since then we've had a great time and amazing conversations relating to his little family and his experiences going through many battles (Vietnam war to mention one) another was when he patiently explained me how the human body was connected to the nerve system. In the museum of Art of Houston. That day I ask you a question and you were so patient with me , my limit English I speak back then ho well, was your reaction when I ask since you known all of that nerves, can you tell me where we'll have placed our souls? then you suddenly started on me and said, well! Maggie that answer only God knows I never thought about it! :-( I am going to miss you James. Dr. Key!
No worries I will watch your kiddos and I will give them some advice. Thanks for the flowers you brought to me back then, you knew it my love for any flower. You did an amazing job, your childrens and Claudia love you and they will miss you. RIP.

Johanna Lara

January 7, 2019

I met Dr. James Key about two years ago and he was a very sweet person and a such a joy to be around with. He will truly be missed.

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