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David Lowell Backus, Sr.

KSAL StaffOctober 18, 2021

David Lowell Backus, Sr., 78, of Colby, Kansas, passed away Saturday, October 16th, 2021.

David was born in Dallas, Texas on July 17, 1943, a son of Thelma Irene (Holder) and Thomas Edward Backus.

He was a Foreman at Midwest Energy.

On June 20, 1970, David married Phyllis Cotten in Hill City, Kansas.

Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Backus; two sons, David Backus Jr. (Laura), of Ellis, Kansas, Patrick Backus, of Winfield, Kansas; daughter, Ashley Backus, of Colby, Kansas; 6 grandchildren, Riley Backus, Thomas Backus, Opal-Anne Backus, Allison Backus, Jamie Williams, Keef Heatley.

David is also survived by two sisters, Barbara McGuire, of Paris, Texas; Donna Smith (Danny), of Clarksville, Texas; two brothers, Michael Backus (Debra), of Dallas, Texas, Kenny Backus (Melanie), of Clarksville, Texas; and sister-in-law, Gloria Backus, of Dallas, Texas.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronald Backus.

Cremation has been chosen and services will be announced at a later date.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or American Heart Association, sent in care of Carlson-Geisendorf Funeral Home, 500 S. Ohio St., Salina, Kansas 67401.

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