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Obituaries > KEY, ROY D., JR.

Roy Daniel Key Jr., 81, of Columbia passed away Sunday, July 8, 2007, at his home.

A funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Memphis, Tenn. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Memphis Funeral Home.

Mr. Key was born Jan. 22, 1926, to Roy Daniel and Leah Leinenger Key in New Orleans.

He married Annelle Willis in 1944, and she preceded him in death. He later married Rita Sue Johnson on Dec. 31, 1993, and she survives.

Roy graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Memphis and attended Memphis State College. He was a U.S. Marine Raider and served in World War II.

Roy owned and operated Key Media Inc. for 20 years in Memphis and was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and Chickasaw Country Club in Memphis, Ducks Unlimited and VFW.

He moved to Columbia from Memphis in 1995.

Survivors include his wife, Rita Key of Columbia; three sons, Brill Key and wife Betsey of Aspen, Colo., Dean Kirk of Bay St. Louis, Miss., and Tony Krenz and wife Cari of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Margaret Pinkston of Memphis; and six grandchildren, Mackenzie Kirk, Elizabeth Key, Hadley Key, Dalton Krenz, Brooklyn Krenz and Nate Krenz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Leah Brooker; and a brother, Billy Key.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, 1900 N. Providence Road, Suite 105, Columbia, Mo., 65202.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Parker Funeral Service.