July 12, 1941 ~ February 21, 2021

Born in: Big Clifty, KENTUCKY
Resided in: Big Clifty, KENTUCKY

Ivan D. Hornback, age 79 of Big Clifty, passed away Sunday, February 21st 2021 at the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. He was born July 12th 1941 in Big Clifty, KY, the son of Lee & Delia Williams Hornback. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and worked as a farmer throughout his life.

He is survived by his son, Damon Hornback (Emily) and three grandsons, Ethan, Luke, & Lance Hornback.

Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jewell Thompson Hornback, his daughter, Rita Mae Hornback, and two brothers, Thomas & James Hornback.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25th 2021 at the Watson & Hunt Funeral Home in Leitchfield. He will be laid to rest in the Little Clifty Methodist Church Cemetery in Clarkson following the service. Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Wednesday and from 9:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the funeral home.

Family and friends who wish to honor and remember Mr. Hornback at the visitation or the funeral are required to wear a mask while inside the funeral home for the safety of all those in attendance.

If you are unable to attend the services and would like to leave a message of condolence to the family, you may do so in his virtual guestbook below.

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  1. So sorry for the loss of your dad…. my daddy has been gone 17 years now and I miss him everyday. I only met Ivan once but he seemed like a genuinely sweet soul. Our prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.πŸ’–πŸ™

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. If we can do anything let us know. We love you all bunches πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  3. So very sorry. Ivan was a very memerable kind man who always made you laugh. He always had a smile, just brightened up every ones day with all his stories.he will be missed just remeber all the good times and memories you have..

    Love you all
    Betty Andel

  4. I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. My dad died at the age of 62 shortly after he retired from cancer. It is not easy to lose a dad. I pray for comfort and peace for your family. When you get down think of a funny story about your dad and then laugh.

  5. Im so sorry for your loss. I have know Ivan and Damons family over half my life. Such good neighbors and friends. Ivan was a sweet gentle kinda hearted man. He will be greatly missed….This family would always be there anytime someone needed help no matter the time of day or night. Many Prayers for comfort for the coming days. Much love to the entire familyπŸ’žπŸ’ž

  6. So sorry for your loss. He will be missed by many who attended the auction. He was a wonderful man. Prayers for your family.

  7. Mr. Hornback was one of my favorite customers at WRECC he always had to tell me some far out tale and I would pick on him about wasting my time. I have missed him over the last few months while he was unable to come to the office. He will be greatly missed.

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