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Thurburn Dale Key


1945 - 2015
Thurburn Dale Key Obituary
Dale Key, 69, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Graveside service: 11 a.m. Saturday in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Dale was born Jan. 18, 1945, in Fort Worth to Thurburn and Elsie Key. Dale graduated in 1963 from Polytechnic High School, where he lettered in football and basketball. He graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a criminal justice degree. Dale retired from Tarrant County 297th Criminal District Court as a senior court officer. He enjoyed smoking meats for the Rockhouse School Reunion every year and many other functions. Dale loved to fish for black bass, competed in fishing tournaments and enjoyed hunting. Dale was preceded in death by parents, Thurburn and Elsie Key; and son, Rodney Wayne Key, with whom he will be buried. Survivors: Wife, Gerri Erwin Key; daughters, Lori and Cheryl; sister, Maurine Wood; brother, Larry Key; cousins, Gale Alexander and Mike Kruger; grandchildren, Brittany and Carson; and many other extended family and friends.
Published in Star-Telegram on Jan. 16, 2015
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