Allen Key, age 66, passed away Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Edna Woods and brother, Johnny Key.
He leaves a lifetime of treasured memories for his beloved wife, Denise Fleming Key; children, Mary Katrina Key of the home, Rachel Key Lewis (Chris) of Florida, Michael Allen Key, Ashley Tompkins, both of the home, and Daniel Tompkins of Macclesfield.
He also leaves siblings, Ronald "Toby" Key (Alice), Glenn Woods (Lisa), Michael Woods (Ellen), Wanda Sellers (Harold), and Rachael Brown, all of Robbinsville, and Donna Kays of Murphy. Allen will also be missed by his in-laws who loved him dearly: Merle Overton (Richard), David Fleming (Melissa), Jessie Fleming (Jane), all of Macclesfield, Donnie Skinner of Pinetops, and Sue Key of Tennessee.
He was especially proud of his grandchildren: Justin Stewart of Robbinsville, Shalynn Stewart and Kyleigh Key, both of Florida.
Allen was a family man devoted to his God, his family and friends. He was a longtime and much beloved part of Eagles Baptist Church where he was an integral part of the sets for Vacation Bible School and lovingly known as "Mr. Pig". He enjoyed having fun and entertaining the children around him. He often entertained the adults by showing off his skills at Jeopardy and trivia expertise.
Allen was a loving husband and father and a good friend. His life made ours so much better and he will be missed for years to come.
Family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 2:00 pm, Thursday, January 24 at Old Mother Church in Robbinsville. The family will receive friends immediately following the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial donations to We Care Fund, c/o Eagles Baptist Church, 226 NC Hwy 124 W., Macclesfield, NC 27852