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Maurice Keys, 82, Adair Co., KY (1929-2012)

He amassed a lifetime of friends in Adair County, KY, where his life began, and where the final chord was played and a good life was completed - just over three miles from his boyhood home on Jamestown Hill. Among many other contributions, he is remembered as an outstanding athlete at Columbia High School, and for pioneering live music broadcasts on early Columbia and Campbellsville Radio Stations. His working career was in Louisville, KY, where he was a laboratory technician at B.F. Goodrich. He was a U.S. Army veteran who served in Korea, and will be accorded full military honors by Columbia VFW Post 6097 as he is laid to rest in Haven Hill.

Maurice Keys, age 82 years, of Columbia, KY passed away suddenlyMonday, January 9, 2012 at his home on Edmonton Road, Columbia, KY.

A graveside service with interment to follow, will be held Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 1pmCT, at Haven Hill Cemetery, 1276 Liberty Road, Columbia, KY, with full military honors conducted by Columbia VFW Post 6097. The family request visitation 5pm-8pmCT Wednesday, January 11, 2012, and after 6amCT, on Thursday, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY.


Maurice Keys, 82, Adair Co., KY (1929-2012)

He was born in Columbia, Adair County, KY on October 14, 1929, He was the son of the late Roy Samuel and Lorena Sullivan Keys of Adair County, KY. He died Monday, January 9, 2011, in Columbia, Adair County, KY, at the age of 82 years, 2 months, and 26 days.

He grew up on Jamestown Hill in Columbia, KY. He was a starter for his Columbia High School basketball team. Music was a lifelong passion. He was one of the early live performers on WTCO Campbellsville, KY, and WAIN in Columbia, KY.

Mr. Keys was a US Army Veteran serving in Korea and was a laboratory technicianat B.F. Goodrich in Louisville, KY for 30 years.

He is survived by the following:
  • Two daughters: Marsha English of Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Rhonda Johnson of Clarksville, Indiana.

  • One son: Glen Keys of Sellersburg, Indiana

  • One brother: Bill Keys of Columbia, KY

  • His longtime companion: Dorothy Shelley of Columbia, KY

  • Eight grandchildren

  • Six great grandchildren

  • Four nieces

  • And a host of friends
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Nancy Keys, in 1987Online condolences may be found by searching the site of Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home.


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