Anthony Back

     These hills are turning green. The gloomy brown
is almost gone. The birds are building a nest for their
next generation. The lilies are blooming everywhere.
Spring is here but we are so sad.
     On July 1, 1958, Anthony Walton Back was born into the home of the late I.D. and Ina
Rose Back. Tony, as everyone called him, passed from this life on
Saturday, April 9, 2005. He was 46 years, 9 months and 8 days of age
at his passing.
     “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.”
Tony was a special child. He was kind and loving. His heroes
were special heroes. He was a man of many skills and great ability.
He worked for the Kentucky Department of Transportation for 17
years. He could make that Gradall do things others only dreamed of.
He spent many years cleaning up disaster areas, especially in the
     Tony loved his Daddy and Mother, and I.D. and Ina Rose loved
him with an unconditional love.
     Tony married Jina Johnson and to this union was born a special
son, Anthony Price Back. Tony loved Anthony, and, oh, how Anthony
loved his Daddy. Tony also loved Anthony’s brother, Shane
Dixon. A few years ago, Tony married Sherry Gibson, who survives.
In addition, Tony is survived by 1 brother, Ronald Wakefield Back
and wife, Hester; 1 sister, Sherry Back Fugate and husband, Allen;
and a special friend, Shannon Allen. He is also survived by 1 niece,
Callie Fugate and 3 nephews, Ikey Back, Byron Back and Allen
Fugate, as well as a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.
There is much that we do not understand. But we do know that
“God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting