Homer Eugene Backer, 91, of Melbourne, Florida, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, peacefully at home. He was born in Fulton, Missouri on March 1, 1920, to Frank and Beulah Frank Backer. Homer graduated with honors from Fulton High School in 1938 and attended Westminster College for two years. He attended the University of Missouri and graduated with honors in 1942. After graduation, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps. Memorial gifts may be sent to Westminster College, Office of Development, 501 Westminster Avenue, Fulton, MO 65251.