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Allen Richard Back

September 15, 1920 — June 9, 2021

BACK, Allen Richard (Dick), age 100 of Oakwood, passed away suddenly and peacefully on June 9, 2021. A lifelong Daytonian, he was a graduate of Steele High School in Dayton in 1938, and afterward attended The Ohio State University. Dick was a member of the 1937 City Champion 440 yard relay Track team. He volunteered for the US Army Air Corp on Dec. 1, 1941 and was honorably discharged as Captain on July 1, 1945. He went on to a 40 year career at the National Cash Register Company. Dick also was a Mason, a past President and longtime member of the Oakwood Athletic Boosters, and member of the Lutheran Church of our Savior in Oakwood.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Allen Carter Back and Corinne Olive Hyre; and the love of his life, his childhood sweetheart and wife of 70+ years, Wilma Louise Shively. He is survived by two daughters, Carol Stroup (John) and Doris Fredericks (Dave); son, Richard Back (Sarah); three grandsons, Matt Thomson, David Stroup and Steven Back; two granddaughters, Lisa Stroup-West and Shannon Back; and five great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at ROUTSONG FUNERAL HOME, 81 N MAIN ST, CENTERVILLE, OH 45459 on Thursday June 17 from 11:00am to 1pm. The funeral service will follow with a private family burial held at Woodland Cemetery. The Funeral Service will be livestreamed on the Routsong’s YouTube Channel, and available for a time after on their website.

The family would like to express our thanks for the generous condolences from all of Dick’s friends and acquaintances, and to the associates of Brookdale of Oakwood for the excellent care provided over the last 5 years.

If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton, OH 45420 or Oakwood Athletic Boosters Association, 1200 Far Hills Ave, Oakwood, OH 45419. Fond memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.routsong.com.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Routsong Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Centerville

81 North Main Street, Centerville, OH 45459

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Routsong Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Centerville

81 North Main Street, Centerville, OH 45459

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