Mr. Baldwin was born on June 2, 1928 to the late Wilbur Eugene and Geneva Parrish Baldwin. He was a farmer, butcher and sold produce in Macon County for many years. He was a Veteran of the US Army.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Timothy Eugene Baldwin, an infant brother Bruce, brother Gus Baldwin and a sister, Ruby Baldwin Cansler. He is survived by daughters, Mary Jean Dreml and husband Hans of Franklin, NC and Margaret Elizabeth Anderson of Lake Charles, LA; six grandchildren, Daniel Baldwin, Natacha, Heidi, Patty, Kristin and Gene; and twelve great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Lolita Baldwin West and Nora Jean Baldwin Kinsland and her husband Bo and a brother-in-law, Bill Cansler, along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Baldwin was blessed to have had as his caretaker, Leo Gomez-Garcia and family. Also special thanks to Gary Cook and Leah McCall.
Funeral services were held Thursday, August 14th at 11:00 am in the Chapel of Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, with Rev. Davis Hooper officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pallbearers were David Kinsland, Mark West, Larry Shope, Greg Kinsland, Dan Cansler, and Leo Gomez-Garcia. Honorary pallbearers were Pritchard “Fuzz” Chastain, David Cabe, and Bobby Conley. The family received friends from 10:00 till 11:00 am, Thursday, one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Bryant-Grant Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Franklin, NC 28734 to help with funeral expenses or to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be made at www.bryantgrantfuneralhome.com. Bryant-Grant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.