A Bowling Green Police Officer since 1978, Bill achieved many prestigious goals, as well as being designated Public Relations Officer. He was promoted to Sergeant before his retirement in 2000.

BOWLING GREEN, KY -- William “Bill” Key, 69, of Bowling Green, died Friday, November 8, 2013 surrounded by his loving family at the Hospice Center of Southern Kentucky, after a courageous battle against cancer.

The Barren County Native was a U.S. Army veteran who had served three years in Alaska as a Communications Specialist. He later served as a Police Officer in Cave City, Glasgow, and Bowling
Green.

A Bowling Green Police Officer since 1978, Bill achieved many prestigious goals, as well as being designated Public Relations Officer. He was promoted to Sergeant before his retirement in 2000.

His last career assignment was with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office in 2005, where he served faithfully as a bailiff at the Warren County Justice Center until his death.

Bill was one of six children born to the late Orville Howard and Dimple Shoopman Key. He will forever be remembered by his brothers and sisters, Orville Gene Key of Glasgow, Claude Vance Key of Gulfport, MS. , Gail Kender (Zack) of Lucas, Ann Basil (Bland) of Mechanicsburg, IL., and Peggy Patrick of Glasgow.

Bill is also survived by his two daughters, Chandra Key-Duff(David) and Christina Childers(Scott) both of Bowling Green, and eight treasured grandchildren; Kaelob Boyd, Madisyn and George Duff, Savannah and Hailey Wells, Madeline, Hunter and Henry Childers; his longtime Girlfriend, Wanda Smithhisler of Bowling Green; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephew; along with countless friends and family who were blessed to know him.

Visitation is from 1:00 pm until 8:00 p.m. Monday and after 8:00 a.m. Tuesday at the J.C. Kirby and Son Broadway Chapel. Funeral Service will be at 1:00 pm Tuesday at the J.C. Kirby and Son Broadway Chapel, with burial in the Bowling Green Gardens.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice of Southern KY, the American Cancer Society, or the FOP. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the J.C. Kirby and Son Broadway Chapel.


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