Leslie “Bud” Key


Leslie “Bud” Key, of North Miami, died at home early Friday, Feb. 19, 2010, after a lengthy illness. He was 77. Mr. Key was born Jan. 26, 1933, at Picher, to Plymouth and Shirley (Caswell) Key. He was a veteran, having served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was in the 82nd Airborne Division, serving as a paratrooper and gliderman. He was plant manager for US Metal Container and Newell Coach for 33 years.

He married Linda J. Sample on April 18, 1980. She survives, of the home.

Additional survivors include two sons and their wives, Tommy W. and Lori Key and Robert L. and Karen Key all of Miami; three daughters, Becky L. and Larry Butler of Springfield, Mo., Lynn A. and John Jennings of Quapaw, Beverly A. and Mike Ellis of Afton; two sisters, Carolyn Key of Miami and Sandy Caldwell of Shreveport, La.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded by his parents, one sister, Maxine Bagby, and one brother, Kenneth L. Key. A graveside committal service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at Glen Abby Cemetery, with Rev. Ed McFall officiating.