He was born Aug. 4, 1927 in Mishawaka to William and Elizabeth (Hullett) Key.
He was retired from NSWC Crane in 1972 after 30 years service. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II.
He is survived by his wife, Betty (Fulford) Key, of Worthington; Son, Mark Key and wife Jill, Clarksville, TN; two daughters, Lisa Racine, Mooresville; Mary Ann Key, Spencer; 7 grandchildren, Nikki Scheerer, Brentt Skinner, Jilana Bond, Darren Key, Jessica Wills, Trevor Pattillo, and Nathan Racine; seven great grandchildren, Trenton, Noah, Madison, Kyler, Zoie, Wyatt, and Marlayna.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two daughters, Debra Susan and Sanfra Lynn Key; two brothers and one sister.
Service will be at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home, Worthington 1 p.m. Saturday with Ted Fulford officating.
Friends may call at Welch & Cornett 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 11 a.m. Saturday until time of service.
Burial will be in Worthington Cemetery.
Online condolences for the family can be made at welchcornett.com.