Charley A. “The Great One” Baldwin

April 13, 1951 ‒ January 10, 2020

Columbus, Ohio

Charley A. “The Great One” Baldwin, 68, of Columbus and recently of Galion passed away unexpectedly Friday, January 10, 2020 at Signature HealthCARE of Galion.

He was born April 13, 1951 in Belfry, Kentucky and was the son of Herman and Augusta (Rice) Baldwin. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Glenda (Alkire) Baldwin, whom he married on September 13, 1986.

Charley graduated from Belfry High School in 1971 and moved to the Columbus area. He received his certificate from Columbus State to work as an electrician. Charley worked and was an active union member at Techneglas in Columbus, retiring in 2003.

He was very active and an advocate for the visually impaired. Charley helped organize and coach Beep-ball. He also donated blood many times thru the American Red Cross. Charley was an avid Kentucky Wildcat fan, enjoyed family vacations to Florida and often traveling to Las Vegas with Glenda.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons Charley W. Baldwin of Columbus and Jonathan (Alexandria) Baldwin of Galion; daughter Crystal (Stephen) Planck of Galion; six grandchildren Mckenzie, Charley, Mayva, Elizabeth, Aleaha and Sofia and two brothers John (Sallie) Baldwin of Arizona and Fred (Donna) Baldwin of West Virginia.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Josey, Lula, Lola, Eleanor and Caroline and six brothers James, Henry, Thomas, Eugene, Chester and Herbert.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 17 with Rev. Joe Stafford officiating. A graveside service will follow on Friday at 2:00 p.m. in Fernwood Cemetery, Lockbourne, Ohio.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Charley Baldwin, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Glenda, Jonathan and Crystal
    I am so very sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. Charlie was a such a kind man with a friendly personality. He will be missed.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • I am so very sorry for your loss. I remember apprenticing under Charley. He was so kind and understanding. He was such a joy to work with. He did call himself “The Great One” Lol. He always had such a soft heart. He cared for everyone. He loved to laugh and have fun at what ever he did. He loved his wife and children deeply. He will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace Charlie. Heaven just received another Angel. 👼

  • Ralph and I thought a lot about Charley. He was such a sweet person. Always kind to everyone. You are all in our prayers.

  • Prayer and thoughts with the family ,knownCharley for a long time ,we were young ,used to bowl together in mixed league,and work together ,always a smile and a Happy time ,with him around .Fly High Charley ,ole friend ,you will be remembered. Jerri Terry

  • We are sorry to hear about Charley’s passing, both Terry & I worked with him at OI. He was always smiling, laughing and willing to help anyone who needed it. He was a
    kind soul.

  • So sorry to hear of Charley’s passing..he was a kind and sweet friend to everyone who knew him. Always ready to lend a helping hand. I don’t think he ever met a stranger. Sending thoughts and prayers to Charley’s family. Heaven did indeed receive another Angel. His smile will be greatly missed 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

  • I was so shocked to hear of the passing of Charley, Charley was so easy to work with always had a kind word for everyone and he was there to help anyone. Charley will be missed by everyone who knew him, I am so sorry for your loss.