William Scott “Bill” Key, 73, a lifetime resident of McMinn County, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at his home. Bill was born in Chattanooga on Oct. 31, 1946, a son of the late Ted and Ann Key. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Meadowfork Church of Calhoun. Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was also a former member of Masonic Lodge #188. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one brother, Butch Key. Bill leaves behind to cherish his memory his loving wife, Diana Key; one daughter, Michelle Key; one son, Billy Key; one brother, Teddy Key; four granchildren, Dalton and Kyla Key, Hilary Key (Daniel), Nathan and Amanda Key and Xander Key; five great-grandchildren, Daniel Key, Aubree Key, Lillie Key, Ben Key and Jared Erwin Key; special friends, Jimmy and Lynn Dean; numerous other extended family member and a host of friends. A celebration of life is planned for Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 6 p.m. at Meadowfork Church, located at 153 County Road 753 in Calhoun, with the Rev. Ray Ingram officiating. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. Share a memory of Bill and/or your personal condolences with his family by visiting his memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com Companion Funeral Home of Athens is honored to assist his family with these arrangements.

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