Whitesburg KY

Wreck kills Back

Funeral services were held July 11 for an Elk Creek man who died in an allterrain vehicle accident in Perry County.

Dorse Wayne Back, 60, was a passenger in a sideby side ATV on July 7 when the driver, his great-nephew Zachary Back, lost control of the vehicle and plunged over an embankment on the left side of the road, said Perry County Deputy Coroner Jeff Combs. The ATV came to a rest in a small creek.

The accident occurred at Bull Creek, which is close to the Letcher County line. Kentucky State Police Public Affairs Officer Jody Sims said the wreck was accidental and that the driver was neither reckless nor impaired. Dorse Back was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy was performed by the state medical examiner’s office in Frankfort.

Mr. Back spent 38 years working in the mining industry, from which he retired in 2012. He enjoyed playing drums, dirt track racing, and riding ATVs.

Born in Hazard to the late Marlin “Tom” Back and Golden Smith Back, he is survived by his wife, Deborah June Caudill Back; two daughters, Brandie Lea and Sarah Elizabeth; a brother, Joe Arnold Back; a sister, Jean Arthur Blair; and his father- in- law, Dan Rose Caudill.

Mr. Back was preceded in death by an infant daughter, brother Tommy Duke Back, sister Edna Jane Back, nephew Eric Douglas Back, and mother-in-law Nella Faye Caudill.

Funeral services for Mr. Back were held at Letcher Funeral Home in Whitesburg. Burial was in Dixon Cemetery at Elk Creek.

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