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Michael David Key

July 31, 1947 ~ October 27, 2020 (age 73)


Michael "Mike" David Key, age 73, of Rutherfordton, passed away Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at Charles George VA Medical Center in Asheville, NC. 

Mike was a member of Gilkey United  Methodist Church.  He was the son of the late Claude & Valeria Belle Key and a native of North Wilkesboro. Mike was a U S Army veteran where he was stationed in Korea from 1966 to 1968 and received a Purple Heart Medal. He and Dorothy lived on the Eastern Shore of Virginia for many years.  He is preceded in death by 2 brothers Neal Key and Ralph Key and 1 sister Brenda Chandler.

Survivors include: his loving wife Dorothy Thompson Key.

One Daughter: 
Michelle Patricia Surran and her  husband Peter.  One granddaughter; Autumn Rose Surran.

The Graveside  service will be at Gilkey United Methodist Church  Cemetery at 2:00 PM, Friday, October 30, 2020 with Reverend Peter Surran officiating. Interment will be at Gilkey United Methodist Church  Cemetery with military honors provided by the Rutherford County Honor Guard.  Memorials may be made to the Charles George VAMC, 
ATTN: Voluntary Service 1100 Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805 or Gilkey United Methodist Church, 108 Aydlotte Rd, Rutherfordton, NC 28139.  
McMahan's Funeral Home & Cremation Services in charge of arrangements.

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Graveside Service
October 30, 2020

2:00 PM
Gilkey United Methodist Church Cemetery
108 Aydlotte Road
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

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