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Bill Keys, 91, Columbia, KY (1931-2022)

Bill Keys of Columbia passed away on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at his home. He was 91 years old.

The funeral service will be held at 1pmCT on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Randy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Haven Hill Cemetery, with military honors performed by VFW Post 6097.

The family requests visitation after 4pmCT on Tuesday, December 6, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home.

Bill was born on March 17, 1931 in Adair County, Kentucky to the late Roy and Lorena Sullivan Keys. He was retired after 20 years of service in the United States Air Force. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother Maurice Keys.

Survivors include:
  • His wife, Carol Kelly Keys, of Columbia, KY
  • Four children: Jeanie Abston and Patsy Dampier both of Columbia, KY and Terri Keys and Debbie Keys both of Peru, NY
  • Two step children: Howard Loy of Columbia, KY and Jeanna Gonzales of Shelbyville, KY
  • Six grandchildren: Bobby Keys of Columbia, KY, Deanna Hemmingway, Tim Trayah, Jamie Duell, Macey Schweikert and Kelly Shelley all of Peru, NY
  • 5 Great grandchildren
  • 8 Step grandchildren
  • 9 Step great grandchildren
  • A host of other relatives and friends
Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Bill Keys, 91, Columbia, KY (1931-2022)

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