Solomon "Bud" Backmon passed away July 3, 2014 in The Reading Hospital.
He was born in Orange County, S.C., on March 17, 1941 a son of the late Johnnie T. and Elizabeth (Daniels) Backmon.
Bud was employed by Western Electric, AT&T Lucent, then later Agere Systems as an operator for 40 years retiring there. He was also a youth director with Elks Lodge #47.
Bud is survived by his children; Lakisha, wife of Ryan Peter of Sinking Spring; Devera Backmon of Baltimore, MD; and Eric Backmon of Baltimore, Md. His 2 sisters, Annie Backmon of Baltimore M.d., and Lou Ella Thomas of N.J., and 9 grandchildren.
Bud was predeceased by his siblings, Johnnie T. Backmon and Jerome Backmon.
A memorial service will be Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. in Theo C. Auman Funeral Home 247 Penn St., Reading. A memorial gathering will be Wednesday 10-11 a.m. in the funeral home. www.theocauman.com