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William Henry Key

December 3, 1960 — June 7, 2023

William (Willie) Henry Key, 62, of Unicoi, Tennessee, passed away on Wednesday June 7, 2023 at his home.

Willie was born in Maryville, Tennessee on December 3, 1960 and resided with the Dawn of Hope for the last 25 years.

He was a spirited man, who added spunk to the world around him. He was a lovely caring gentleman with a great sense of humor and a mischievous personality. Willie was a jokester and enjoyed goofing around with his staff and friends anytime he could. When he got tickled, his smile would light up a room and his sweet personality would brighten anyone’s day.

Willie enjoyed his days watching old tv shows, but his favorite show was The Beverly Hillbillies. He loved being outdoors and bird watching, and he could sit for hours on his front porch watching the birds visit his bird feeders.

Willie had many friends and staff members who will miss him dearly.

He is preceded in death by his parents Charlie and Joyce Key.

Willie is survived by: two brothers, Glenn Key and Jerry Key; one sister, Mary Key-Ward; and two aunts, Earnestine Key and Mary Aker.

A visitation is scheduled at 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Thursday, June 15, 2023 in the Dogwood Chapel at Morris-Baker Funeral Home.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family via

Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, Tennessee, is honored to serve the friends and family of Willie Key. 423-282-1512.

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