Carl Back was born on May 30, 1912 into the home of Green and Ella (Hampton) Back. He passed away, after a
long illness, on May 9, 2006 at 2:15 a.m. at his home in Jeremiah with his son, Ronnie G., at his side. He was 93
years, 11 months, and 9 days of age at the time of his passing.
He married Lucy Back, daughter of David M. and Louellen (Caudill) Back, on October 3, 1938. They were
married 61 years, 3 months, and 17 days at the time of her passing on January 20, 2000. To this union was born
two sons, Ronnie G. and Donnie Q. Back, who survive him. Also surviving him is one daughter-in-law, Maggie
Mae (Hampton) Back; five grand- children, Ronald D. and wife, Pam Back, Medra and husband, Richie Kiser,
Adra and husband, Doug Seals, Tim and wife, Angie Back, and Lenny Back; 5 great-grandchildren, Zachary and
Nicholas Back, Codie Kiser, Dalton and Courtney Seals, and Kristen Back; 1 brother, Steve Back; and 1 sister;
He was preceded in death by his father and mother; his stepmother, Celia (Blair) Back; daughter-in-law,
Deanna (Blair) Back; 5 sisters, Carrie Adams, Eva Profitt, Martha Adams, Opal Bryant, and Effie Back; and 1
brother, Lester Back.
Carl joined the Old Regular Baptist Church at Doty on September 19, 1948 and was baptized on September
26, 1948 by Elders Roy Whitaker and James Fields. He made his first attempt to preach on November 9, 1949.
He was ordained the second Saturday in November, 1953. He helped baptize 99 people and married 17 couples
over the years.
He was a charter member of the Dixon Memorial Church which was founded on the fourth Saturday in June of
1962. He was the Moderator from the time it was founded until his death, although he hadn’t been able to attend
church for several years. He was a father figure to several young Christians and helped them in any way he could.
Betty Amburgey began staying with him in 1999. When she was no longer able to stay with him, his daughter-in-
law, Maggie would stay with him. In 2003, his grand- daughter, Adra began to stay with him. She stayed with him
daily for the remainder of his life. His 2 sons would rotate nights and weekends to assure that he was never left
alone for any period of time.
The old home place will never be the same since Mom and Dad are gone, but it’s a good place to go to bring
back the memories of days gone by.
He will be greatly missed by his family, church, neighbors, and friends. But, we feel that our loss is Heaven’s gain.