Elmer Ray Back
Age 87, of Trotwood, passed away July 7, 2020 at Friendship Village. Elmer was born November 17, 1932 in Jackson, Kentucky to the late William Edgar & Myrtle Lula (Nickell) Back. In addition to his parents he was also preceded in death by his loving wife of 59 years, Peggy Lou (King) Back in 2012; sons, William Edgar “Will” Back & Steven Ray “Steve” Back, Sr.
Ray was a proud U.S. Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict where he was stationed in Alaska. Ray was a retired G.S. worker having served for over 30 years retiring from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.
He was a member of Mystic Lodge # 405 F & AM, the Grand chapter of Royal Arch Masons, he was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the VFW, and he was a 32 degree member of A.A.S.R. Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, USA.
Ray is survived by his daughter-in-law, Maria Back; three grandchildren, Steven Back, Nicholas Back & Elizabeth Back; and by one great grandchild, Carter Back.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m., Monday, July 13, at Woodland Cemetery, Dayton.
Morton & Whetstone Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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