David Key

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David Jamey Key, 53, of Libertytown, passed away Friday, March 25, 2016 at Frederick Memorial Hospital after a long battle with cancer. Dave was born May 10, 1962 in Carroll County to Thomas Key Sr. and Lovey Hill Key. He was raised by loving aunt, Thelma "Tummy" Lyles. Dave is survived by four brothers, Thomas Key Jr., Rick Key, Wayne Hill, Richard Hill and one sister, Jackie Costley and step grandson, Travis Smith. Dave was best known for his physical strength, his work ethic and his ability to have a good time. Ever since he was a young boy, Dave dreamed of being a truck driver. He fulfilled that dream and he was a truck driver and heavy equipment operator for the last 30 years. Working for and with local companies, Dave formed many lasting friendships, most recently through his employment with Main Line Utilities who treated Dave so well throughout his entire illness. Dave loved the freedom and excitement that came with riding motorcycles. He always was up for a good time just riding with the guys, special events or raising money for charities. He will especially be remembered by Tommy Lamb (Big T), David Knott, Michael Wolfe (Wolfy), Toop's Troops and The Down Riders. One of Dave's other favorite pastimes was just getting together to fry chicken, have cookouts and fire shotguns in the back yard. This was always a great opportunity for Dave to teach his young cousins about shooting skeet and step grandson Travis, cousins Jaren and Gavin Key will forever cherish those special memories. Throughout Dave's battle with cancer there have been many people who have made his struggle a little easier. The family, on Dave's behalf, would like to thank the staff of FMH, especially the nurses of 2C. Dave formed a special bond with these nurses and was so grateful for their understanding and treatment. Also, we would like to thank Juanita Brown for her unwavering support and care. Dave has many friends and family who continue to love and miss him; he will be especially remembered by longtime companion, Priscilla Smith, the Tipton and Tressler families, Donny Keeney, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at Hartzler Funeral Home, 11802 Liberty Rd., Libertytown, 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 2, with Pastor Darrell Davis officiating. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home and immediately following the service at the Libertytown Fire Hall for the enjoyment of continued fellowship. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to help defray expenses c/o Hartzler Funeral Home, P.O. Box 249, New Windsor, MD 21776.

Funeral Home
Hartzler Funeral Home
11802 Liberty Road
Frederick, MD 21701
(301) 898-9777
Published in Carroll County Times on Mar. 30, 2016