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William S. Key, III

August 19, 1941 ~ October 25, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

William Key, III Obituary

EPSOM  -  Lt Colonel William S. Key, III, 82, of Epsom, formerly of MA, TX and OK, passed away peacefully at Epsom Manor on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.

Bill was born on August 19, 1941 in Oklahoma City, OK, son of the late William S. Key, Jr. and Virginia (Maki) Key.

Mr. Key attended Kemper Military School, North Texas State University and joined the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war. He served in Vietnam from March 1967 to March 1968 and later in Germany until October 1969. He remained in the Army Reserves while attending Law School and went back to Active Duty in JAG corps as a Captain, and later was promoted to Lt. Colonel. He Served in JAG corps in Germany, Washington DC, Fort Drum, Fort Devens, and retired to Pepperell MA in August 1993 after 28 years of Military service.

Bill was an avid reader, and a lover of history, and all things antique. With an artistic and creative nature he enjoyed hunting for treasures as much as he enjoyed fixing and restoring them. He was a collector, and very much enjoyed attending flea markets.                      

Besides his parents, Bill was predeceased by a sister, Pacia.                                            

He is survived by his ex wife and friend, Marilyn Key, daughter, Angela Israel and her husband Chris, granddaughter, Erica Kubichek and her husband Brian, great granddaughter Breckyn, and his long time best friend, Roger Bennett, sisters, Carolyn Malcolm and Kathy Trudelle, brother, Chris Key, nieces, Sarah, Melissa, Vicky and Miranda as well as numerous cousins.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 1PM at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery, Boscawen. The Roan Family Funeral Home Still Oaks Chapel in Epsom is assisting the family with arrangements. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit

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Graveside Service
November 8, 2023

1:00 PM
New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery
110 Daniel Webster Highway
Boscawen, NH 03303


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