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Lawrence Edward Back

November 19, 1949April 12, 2021
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Lawrence Edward Back, 71, of Greensburg, passed away on April 12, 2021. He was born on November 19, 1949 in Connersville, Indiana the son of Raymond J. and Jeannetta (Snyder) Back. Larry was a 1968 graduate of Greensburg High School. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War. He was stationed in Thailand and fell in love with the country, the culture, and the people; a love that he passed on to his daughter. Larry was well known around town as "The Maytag Man" and ran Backs TV and Appliance for many years with his father. He was a devoted family man, loving father, and generous friend. He loved basketball and was a talented steel-tipped dart player.

Survivors include: Daughter, Brittany Back; Son, Brian Back; Stepson, Eric Sparks; Brothers, Bob (Alice) Back and Dave (Karen) Back; Nieces and Nephews, Scott (Jennifer) Back, Corrine (Daniel) Back-Preston, Kimberly (James) Back-LaMaster, Andrea (Ben) Back-Megel; Great Nephews, Michael and Clayton Back, Amedeo and Renaldo Preston He was preceded in death by his parents and great nephew, Thomas Back.

A visitation will be at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Friday, April 16, 2021 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Friends and family are welcome to share stories and eulogies during the visitation from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm. A Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 pm. A Funeral Mass will be held at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11:00 am with Father Bill Ehalt officiating. Funeral Mass will also be available live on the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home Facebook Page. Burial will follow at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Donor's Choice. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com

  • FAMILY

  • Raymond J. Back, Father (deceased)
  • Jeannetta (Snyder) Back, Mother (deceased)
  • Brittany Back, Daughter
  • Brian Back, Son
  • Eric Sparks, Step-Son
  • Bob (Alice) Back, Brother
  • Dave (Karen) Back, Brother
  • Scott (Jennifer) Back, Nephew
  • Corrine (Daniel) Back-Preston, Niece
  • Kimberly (James) Back-LaMaster, Niece
  • Andrea (Ben) Back-Megel, Niece
  • Michael Back, Great Nephew
  • Clayton Back, Great Nephew
  • Amedeo Preston, Great Nephew
  • Renaldo Preston, Great Nephew
  • Thomas Back, Great Nephew (deceased)

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

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  • Burial

    Saturday, April 17, 2021

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Roxanna McQueen

April 16, 2021

I've known Larry since I was just a little child my aunt Anita in him got together when I was 6 years old. Larry was a great man he always treated me like I was one of his own children I remember when I was 14 years old and my boyfriend at the time got a stereo in a TV for me for Christmas from Larry Stan Lee's appliance store well things didn't work out too well and he couldn't pay the payments anymore and I was working me 14 working 18 hours a week instead of Larry coming and repossessing it he told me and just pay what I could when I could I think it took me YEARS to pay the stuff off but I did and Larry never said a word I didn't get a payment in for a while or say anything about how long I was taking to pay it off and I even called him at times and told him look Larry and I can't make payments just go ahead and come get it he told me no he wouldn't just pay what I can when I can we'll get it figured out.
I want to remember to Larry collecting his pop tabs I felt like it was it was like an obsession. I don't remember exactly why he collected them.
I have so much love and respect for that man he was a good guy and no matter how much wrong I did or the trouble I got into and I would run to Anita's desperate for help both him and her room is there either one of them look down on me or judge me you just didn't figure out how to help me through whatever situation I was going through at the time and believe me there was many.
Sorry Bittany I couldn't make it to the funeral as you know my poor brother caught it an we all had to quarantine.
I love you.
R.I.P UNCLE LARRY
Your favorite niece
Roxanne McQueen

Diane (Back) Warrenburg

April 15, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. I am a distant cousin. My dad(Albert Back) was Grandpa Rays first cousin. I knew Larry through his brother Dave. Dave and I hung out out quite a bit during high school and college. Hadn’t seen them for years but do remember the great times we had together! My sympathy goes out to all of the family. May he Rest In Peace. Diane Back Warrenburg

Darrell and Darla Bockover

April 15, 2021

Larry and family, so many memories. We will miss you.
Sincerely, Darrell and Darla Bockover

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