Billy W. Back, 66, of Alma, died on Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at his home.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Day Funeral Homes in Patoka was in charge of arrangements. Memorials: American Cancer Society.
Mr. Back was born on July 12, 1941, in Alma, the son of Cecil and Dollie Mitchell Back. He married Barbara S. Caldwell on April 9, 1966, in Patoka.
Mr. Back lived in the Alma-Patoka area all of his life. He was a carpenter for more than 35 years, working in new home construction and remodeling with independent area contractors. He was a member of Conservation Club 100. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and, especially, spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife; son, Curtis Back and his wife Jennifer of Salem; daughters, Melinda and her husband Jim Edwards of Patoka, Barbara Jean and her husband Mark Kellerman of Patoka, and Billie Ray Back of Odin; brothers, Douglas Back and his wife Sharon of Patoka, Charles Back and his wife Pat of Nebo, Ky., and Edward Back and his wife Helen of Madisonville, Ky.; sisters, Patricia and her husband Joe Veal of Vernon, and Josephine Hanks of Salem; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Thomas Back.