William "Bear" Back, age 74, of Willard, died Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Mercy Willard Hospital.
He was born September 12, 1939 in Seitz, Magoffin County, Kentucky, son of the late Dewey and Zelda (Johnson) Back. William had lived in the Greenwich area since 1962. He had worked at Mayflower Vehicle Systems in Norwalk from 1965 until his retirement in 2001. William was a member of the Little Bethel Church in Green Springs where he was a church trustee. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ella (Hale) Back; his children, Sharon Back of Greenwich, Dr. Billy (Lisa) Back of Shiloh, Steven (Amber) Back of Greenwich; 6 grandchildren, Helena Carroll, Makenzie Back, Cole Back, Silas Cole, Casey Back and Tanner Back; his siblings, Lura Oney of Shiloh, Marvin Back, Dillard Back and Ervin Back all of Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his siblings, Dayton and Willard Back, Dorothy Marsillett, Dora Rowe and Flora Darnell.
Friends may call from 3:00 p.m., Friday, February 21, 2014 until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. Saturday at the Little Rebecca Church, 4982 Henry Rd., Plymouth, Ohio 44865. An evening service will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shiloh. Memorials may be given to the church.
Eastman Funeral Home, Greenwich is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at: www.eastmanfuneralhome.com.