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BACK, Ernest Bruce (1935 - 2019)

BACK, Ernest Bruce (1935 - 2019)

Mr. Ernest Bruce Back, 83, of Corbin, formerly of Lexington, passed away Wednesday morning, March 6, 2019 at the Christian Health Center in Corbin.  He was the son of the late Ernest Richard and Gladys Adkins Back born on October 7, 1935 in Ashland.

Ernest was a co-owner of Bluegrass Auto Parts and a member of the Eastland Church of God in Lexington.  He was a gun enthusiast, a member of the Single Action Shooting Society and enjoyed reading and history.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Delores Wolfe and Mary Aloma Bowman and a brother, Ronald Gene Back.

Survivors include his loving wife, Connie Broughton Back of Corbin; five children, Greg Back and wife, Deborah, Keith Back and wife, Tessa, Pam Griggs and husband, Neal, Jeff Back and Marcella Stafford and husband, Rick, all of Lexington; 10 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; among other loved ones and dear friends.

A memorial service will be conducted in the chapel of the Knox Funeral Home Saturday, March 16 at 4 P.M. with Rev. Ricky Broughton and Rick Stafford officiating.  Inurnment will be in the Lexington Cemetery at a later date.

Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday after 2 P.M. until the service time.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Christian Health Center and Dr. Joe Gerhardstein.

Expressions of sympathy may go to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation in his memory.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Knox Funeral Home.

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