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Justin "Judd" Dart

January 25, 1936 – February 28, 2019

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Obituary for Justin "Judd" Dart Backus

Justin Dart “Judd” Backus
February 28, 2019

Justin Dart “Judd” Backus, 83, of Inverness, FL, formerly of, Mexico, NY and Silverthorne, CO; died on Thursday, February 28, 2019. He was born in Mexico, NY; the son of the late Reginald and Thelma Backus. He was a 1955 graduate of the Mexico Academy and Central Schools. He served in the United States Navy from 1957 - 1961. He was the owner of the Mexico Feed and Supply Company in Mexico, NY. He was a member of the Mexico Volunteer Fire Department from 1963 – 1977. Judd enjoyed hunting, horseback riding, snowmobiling, golfing and race cars.

He was pre-deceased by, his sister, Roxann.

Judd is survived by, his son, Derrick (Katie) Backus, of Mexico, NY; three daughters, Traci (Guy) Egging, of CO, Jodi (Steve) Crouse, of Oswego, NY and Elisha (Chris) Hartranft, of Mexico, NY; his five grandchildren, Brittni, Brooke, Luke, Taylor and Ryan; his great-granddaughter, Braelynn; and brother, David (Ellen) Backus, of Mexico, NY.

Memorial Services with Full Military Honors will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2019, from the Harter Funeral Home Inc., 9 Washington Avenue, Mexico, NY. Friends and family are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Judd’s Honor to the Vitas Health Care Impatient Hospice Unit, LeCanto, 3350 W. Audubon Park Path, LeCanto, FL, 34461 or the First Christian Church of Inverness, 2018 Colonade Street, Inverness, FL, 34453.

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First Visitation

When Saturday, June 8, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Harter Funeral Home - Mexico
9 Washington Avenue
Mexico, New York 13114
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Judd's Funeral Information

Saturday, June 8, 2019 1:00pm
Harter Funeral Home - Mexico
9 Washington Avenue
Mexico, New York 13114


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