William Marvin Keys Jr.

1948 - 2021



On Sunday, April 11, 2021 William Marvin Keys (72) went to be with his loving father in Heaven.  He was known to most of the community as “Little Marvin” Marvin was respected and loved by many.  He was preceded in death by his Father; William Marvin Keys Sr., Mother; Eve Fine Keys, and Brother; Everette Keys. Marvin is survived by Sons; Randy Keys and Kevin Keys, Daughter; Marsha Keys, and many loving grandchildren.  In addition, he is also survived by his loving partner Betty Bush Grooms and her son Shannon Grooms and their loving family.  Marvin was an avid fisherman whom loved the outdoors and he was well known for his entrepreneurial spirit.  He will be missed by so many, especially his neighbors at Lakeside RV Park.  A small graveside service at Union Cemetery will take place at a later date.  The family suggests that in lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Newport Animal Shelter or American Cancer Society in honor of Marvin.

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Janey Clevenger Kinser

April 24, 2021 2:41 PM

We are so sad to read of Little Marvin's passing.  Prayers for his children and his family members.

Betty Dunn
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Louise & Jimmy Hux

April 21, 2021 10:34 PM


Carl Finchum

April 14, 2021 10:04 AM

He was a close friend of the Finchum family and will be sadly missed.

Gary & Dorothy Kyker

April 13, 2021 8:42 PM

Condolences, Little Marvin was always kind to me. I never met him when he didn't have a smile for me.

Susan Rainwater

April 13, 2021 10:21 AM

This man had a heart of gold. He gave me a home when I had nothing. I remember how he and Bettye loved to dance. I have no doubt that he is strolling over heaven and dancing with joy with Jesus now. 

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