Quentin Edmund Backus, 47 of Dumas, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. A Rosary is scheduled for 6 oclock in the evening on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 oclock in the morning on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Father Taylor Elzner, as celebrant. Interment will follow at Dumas Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.
Quentin was born on November 30, 1971 in Dumas, TX to Edmund and Sharon (Morris) Backus. He grew up in Dumas and graduated from Dumas High School in 1990. The following year, Quentin joined the United States Army as an infantryman with the 2nd Infantry Divison and separated as a Sergeant. Quentin loved to farm, hunt and load his own ammunition. He read his bible daily, was a member of the Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and was a Fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus.
He is preceded in death by his father.
Quentin is survived by his son: Deven Quentin Backus of Ft. Benning, GA; daughters: Amber Kaitlyn Backus and Brianna Monica Backus both of Germany; his mother: Sharon Backus of Amarillo, TX; sisters: Sherry Lynn Walters of Dumas, TX and Charlyn Carrithers of Amarillo, TX; numerous other extended family members.
The family suggests that memorials be made to Mission 22, 1800 Blankenship Rd. Suite 128, West Linn, OR 97068.