A YEAR HAS PAST SINCE Daddy went to be with the Lord, but the emptiness is still here. Edwin passed
away on July 3, 2002, at his home with his family by his bedside. Edwin was born on May 7, 1928, into the home
of the late Lloyd and Sally Adams Back.
Edwin married Mattie Lou Caudill on August 22, 1953. They were blessed with 7 children, Alma Rose, Timothy
Joseph, Edward Allen, Artie Darlene, Tommy, Darryn and Adrian; six grandchildren, Christy Ann Duke Kincaid,
Teresa Rose Back, Thelma Rebecca Back, Blake Edward Back, Baylie Elizabeth Darlene Back and Alice Paige
Back; and two great granddaughters, Hannah Mariah Kincaid and Isabella Eden Kincaid.
Daddy was a good Christian man. He was a member of the Faith Independent Baptist Church. He was not
able to attend church much the last few years of his life due to poor health. He was greatly loved by his brothers
and sisters in Christ which was evident by their visits and their prayers. He was especially pleased when church
services were held for him in his home.
Daddy told Mom a month before he died he didn’t have long to live. He wanted to go to Heaven but he hated
to leave us behind. Someday, I pray, we will all be together in Heaven and our family circle will be complete
again. I know Daddy’s waiting to welcome us in.
Surviving, other than his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, are four sisters, Virginia Holleneger,
Patricia Slone, Martha Lena Gibson and Margaret Caudill and two brothers, Norman Back and Donald Back.
One infant daughter, Artie Darlene Back; one brother, Stanley Back and two sisters, Pansy Blair and Ersie
Combs, preceded Edwin in death.
|A Daddy’s Love
You were my Daddy and my friend,
I held on to you right to the end.
Your love helped me through the years,
Through the joy and the tears.
You gave me money you couldn’t spare,
Until I was grown I was unaware.
You gave up a lot to raise us kids,
Oh how I miss you and all you did.
We held your hands as you slipped away,
We were praying the Lord would let you stay.
We miss you each and everyday,
And someday we’ll all be with you to stay.
Written by a heart-broken daughter, Alma Rose Blair