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“I also would like to offer sincerest condolences to the entire family. Please except these few Bible verses to bring comfort to you all during this...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Ms Selby - New Castle, DE

“My husband and I would always see him at Bob Evans...such a sweet man! Whenever I saw him, I would give him a hug and talk for a while. He will be...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Pam - DE

“Sorry for your loss ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: JoAnne Smolka

“Pat was a well known customer, we all look forward to seeing him, everyone that knew Pat, always stop by and talked to him.We all will miss him ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: Nine Kempski - Newark, DE

“Sorry for your loss may you draw comfort from Gods word at Hosea 13:14. L Ohio ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“May God's loving kindness comfort you and help you through this sad time Psalms 29:11 ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Kevin & Theresa Vreken - Bear, DE

“Patty, Bruce and your family.....How difficult to lose your beloved loved one. My prayer to God is for Him to watch over you on these difficult days...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Janet Parks - Middletown, DE

“TO ONE BEST UNCLE THERE ARE HE LOVE EVERYONE ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: ROY KEYES - NEWARK, DE

“Heartfelt condolences, it is never easy loosing a loved one, may leaning on our father God help you endure these difficult times, he truly cares and...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“MAY THE THOUGHT OF KNOWING THAT FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHARE IN YOUR GRIEF BE OF COMFORT TO YOUR FAMILY.PLEASE READ PROV 17:17 ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: KELLEY - OH

“We are so sorry to hear about Uncle Pat. Mommy (Mary Keys) is not able to attend . She said to tell you all she is so sorry and we all are praying...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Judy (Keys} Keys - VA


Pat Keys, 87, left his earthly home surrounded by family on December 22, 2016. Pat was the youngest of 10 children born to Sallie and Roy Keys of Sugar Grove, Virginia. He said he did not have a middle name because his mother ran out by the time she had him.
He left the farm and joined the United States Air Force in 1947. He served four years overseas in Okinawa, Japan and Korea during the Korean War; honorably discharged in 1951. Upon returning home, he spent 30 years with General Motors before retiring in 1982. During his career he was a member of Local Union 435, UAW and held numerous offices before running for State Representative.
He was a proud member of Fairwinds Baptist Church, a devoted father, grandfather, and friend to anyone he met. Pat was predeceased by his bride of 50 years, Lillian and son, James. Living to cherish his memory are his daughter, Patty Blair (and husband Bruce), five grandchildren: Heather Rafail (and husband Greg), Aaron, Patrick, Shawn, and Brooke, and great grand-daughter, Savanna.
A Visitation will be held on Tuesday December 27, 2016 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Beeson Funeral Home, 2053 Pulaski Highway, Newark DE 19702. The Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday December 28, 2016 at 11:00 am at the funeral home where friends may visitl beginning at 10:00 am. Burial will immediately follow the service on Wednesday at Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. Dupont Hwy, New Castle, DE 19720.
Video Tribute to Pat Keys http://youtu.be/0pRlwzRsfn0