Berkley Miller Key, 79, of 408 E. Fairlawn Drive, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in LewisGale Hospital-Montgomery, Blacksburg, due to complications from COVID-19.
Mr. Key was born Feb. 4, 1941, in Covington, a son of the late Earl and Gladys Wood Key.
He was retired from PMI, Inc. and was the owner of Key Electric, LLC.
He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
He was quiet, generous and always helping others with their heating and air in their homes, usually on the coldest nights and hottest days.
He was a long time member and deacon of McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are his wife, Pam Campbell Key of Covington; his son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Wendy Poague of Covington; his daughter and son-in-law Terrie and C.E. Vass of Buchanan; six grandchildren, Taylor Poague, Colton Poague, Brian Vass, Chuck Vass and his wife Sharon, Megan Carr and her husband Shane and Ethan Vass; four great-grandchildren, Makayla Carr, Micah Carr, Maribeth Carr and Noah Vass; his brother and sister-in-law, Carl “Sonny” and Patricia Key of Ohio; and two nephews, Craig Key and his wife Jennie and Eric Key and his wife Sharon.
A private graveside funeral service will be held Sunday, Jan. 10, in Cedar Hill Cemetery.
The family suggests that memorial donations in Berkley’s name be made to McAllister Memorial Presbyterian Church, 900 North Alleghany Avenue, Covington, Va. 24426.
Arritt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online guest registration is available at arrittfuneralhome.com.
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