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Larry Gene Key, 81, passed from this life on Sunday, August 9, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. Graveside services will be held Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 2:00 PM at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Abilene, TX.


Larry was born on November 23, 1938, in Hamilton, TX, to Thurburn and Elsie Key. Raised in Ft. Worth, TX, he attended Polytechnic High School where he excelled in baseball. After graduating, he joined the Marine Corps where Larry traveled extensively. After his discharge, Larry attended Texas Wesleyan University where he coached their first baseball team while getting his degree. Larry had various jobs before finally working for and retiring from Texas Rehabilitation Commission.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Dale Key, brother in law Jerry Wood, and beloved nephew Rodney Key.


Left to cherish his memory are daughters Judyan and Dyana, sister Maurine, niece Debbie and family, nephew Russell and family, granddaughters Lauren and Ashley, and great grandchildren Kali, Brayden, and Hunter. Also, his dog Jimmy.


The family would like to thank their Barnes & Williams family, the Oren McGrew family, Stephen Abbott, Liz Lehrman, and Renee Braye for all the love and support given during this difficult time.