Robert O. Back, 85, long time resident of Gridley passed away at his home, Friday, April 5, 2013. He was born in Bentonville, Arkansas to Anton and Ellen Back on December 27, 1927. The family moved to Gridley in the 1930’s where he attended area schools. He served in the United States Air Force 1946 – 1949 and then served in the United States Air Force Reserves for a period in 1951. He married Mary Jo Cline in April 1947. They had four children: Bob, Dan, Gene, and Kathy. Bob was preceded in death, by his wife, Mary Jo; daughter, Kathy Ramsey; brothers, Harvey, George, and Pete; sister Elizabeth, and infant grandson, Robert. He is survived by sons, Robert, Dan, Gene, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A Viewing will be held at the Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel, Thursday, April 11, 2013 from 5 to 8p.m. Graveside services will be held at Biggs Gridley Cemetery, Friday April 12, at 2 p.m.