George Norman Key, Jr.
IOWA PARK – George Norman Key, Jr., age 58, died at his residence, Thursday, January 26, 2012.
Services were at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park with Dr. Ted Spear, pastor, officiating. Burial wasat Highland Cemetery under the direction of Dutton Funeral Home.
George was born October 30, 1953 in Matador, Texas to George Norman, Sr. and Mildred Vinson Key. He and Cathy Jean Leffingwell were married March 23, 1985 in Iowa Park, Texas. He graduated from Guthrie High School and attended South Plains College. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church of Iowa Park, Texas.
George spent 35 years in the oil field starting with Dressler Atlas in Wichita Falls in the 1970’s. He worked all over Texas and into Kansas. He was District Manager with Integrated Production Services up until November having to leave due to his illness. He was a wonderful boss to all and will always be remembered for his laughter.
He was a very loving husband, father and grandfather. He was married 27 years to the love his life, Cathy.
George was an avid fisherman. He and his best friend, Tom Whitworth, ran the Henrietta Bass Club and the BAIT Bass Club.
He fought a long and courageous battle with melanoma and was with his family at his residence when he passed.
His mother and his father-in-law preceded him in death.
His survivors include his wife, Cathy of Iowa Park; father, George Key, Sr. of Iowa Park; children, Kristi Bumpus and husband, Brett of Sanger, Texas, Bryan Wineinger and wife, Jenna of Iowa Park, Brent Wineinger and wife, Angela of Wichita Falls, Texas; grandchildren, Presley Bumpus and Keygan Bumpus of Sanger, Texas, William Wineinger and Zachary Wineinger of Iowa Park; brothers, Charles Key of Lubbock, Texas and Hugh Key and wife, Clydean of Abilene, Texas: sisters-in-law, Donna Prestwood of Boulder, Colorado, Barbara Cooper and husband, Charles of Mesquite, Texas, Patricia Scarber and husband, Jimmy of Jacksboro, Texas, Teresa Hilton of Amarillo, Texas and Carolyn Koenig and husband, Bob of Fountain Valley, California and his good friend, Bubba House of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Joe Ellis, Jack Jackson, Doyle Carson, Jackie Sinks, Sonny Prievit, Tom Whitworth, Virgil Blackwood, Ernie Darkow, Jimmy Talley and Steve Rodgers.
Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Hospital.
Visitation will be 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, January 30, 2012 at Dutton Funeral Home Chapel.
God saw he was tired and no cure was to be, so he put his arms around him and said “come be with me”. With tearful eyes we watched him suffer and saw him fade away. Although we loved him dearly, we could not make him stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands to rest. God broke our hearts to prove he only takes the best.
Condolences may be offered at www.duttonfuneral home.com.