The son of Cletus and Ethel (Williams) Back, Matt was born on Jan. 17, 1935 in Wellington, Kentucky. Matt served his country in the U.S. Navy, where he received his G.E.D. He was a member of the VFW Post 1162 in Plymouth.
On November 8, 1969 in Frenchburg, Kentucky he married Lounette “Lou” Clark. Lou preceded him in death on April 12, 1999. Matt was the owner and head sawyer of the Saw Mill, and also worked for Precision Pallets. An avid Stockcar fan, he drove at the Plymouth Raceway, and enjoyed watching NASCAR. He also was a sports fan enjoying baseball and football.
Surviving are daughters: Valerie Back and Vonda (Jim) Johnson, Plymouth, Paula Bowersock, Homer, Mich., and step-daughter Janet (Bob) Edwards, North Judson; his sons: Paul Mullins of Homer, Mich., Stanford (Terri) Back, Owenton, Ky., Mike Lawson, Trenton, Ohio; and step-son Bill (Penny) Miller of Knox; grandchildren: Phillip Snyder-Edwards, Stephany, Misti and Crystal Johnson, Jessica Patrick, Samantha Back, Chase and Kolton Miller, Jazmine Stouder, Kelsey Milliser, Jared Bowersock and Brandy Back.
Also surviving are his siblings: Regina Sennett, Middleton, Ohio, David (Marilyn) Back, Koontz Lake, Joseph (Connie), LaPorte, Kelly Back of Wellington, Ky., Roger (Karen) of Middleton, Ohio, Barbara Pummill of Middleton, Ohio, Randy Back of Middleton, Ohio, and Gary Back of Middleton, Ohio.
Matt was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son: Kash Back, Jr; step-daughter: Debbie Johnson; grandson: Jarrod Snyder, and siblings: Junita Wallace, Faye Patrick, Jimmie Back, Ruth McQuinn, Betty Jo Williams, Hargas Back and Vernie Bolin.
Friends may call at the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with services immediately following at 1 p.m. in the funeral home. Steven Patrick, pastor of The House of the Lord, will officiate.
Entombment will follow in the Bremen Mausoleum, Bremen, with Military Honors provided by members of the American Legion Post 27, Veterans of Foreign Wars- Marshall County Post 1162 and D.A.V
Memorial contributions in Matt’s memory may be made to the Plymouth V.F.W. Post 1162, 606 Lake Ave. Plymouth, IN 46563