September 09, 1934 ‒ February 09, 2018
Paris “Don” Baldwin, 83, of Ashley passed away early Friday morning, February 9, 2018 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born September 9, 1934 in Tazwell County, Virginia to the late Roland Leck Baldwin and Rosa Godbey.
Don retired from Ranco Manufacturing after 44 years of service and also retired from the Wornstaff Library in Ashley after 12 years.
A hard worker and very competitive, he enjoyed bowling, throwing horseshoes and playing softball when able. He also loved collecting things.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 29 years, Patricia (Luikart); sons, Kelly (Betsy) Baldwin of Summerville, SC, Ron (Kelly) Baldwin of Columbus, Rusty Baldwin (close friend Linda Schuler) of Mt. Gilead, and Fred (Veronica) Neace of Ashley; ten grandchildren, Tonya Barron, Kyle Baldwin, Sean Baldwin, Tanner Baldwin, Colt Baldwin, Tyanne Flischel, Alex Neace, Brandy Daniel, Jennifer Johnson, and Bill Johnson; eight great-grandchildren; brother, Jack Baldwin (friend Marilee Dressler) of Hilliard; sisters, Ellen Hildreth of Centerburg and Clara (Homer) Bronson of Marion; numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Don was preceded in death by his first wife Patsy Elizabeth Baldwin, two sisters, Elsie Sherman and Virgie Compton and four brothers, Rev. Joe, Elmer, Willis, and Roland Baldwin.
The family will receive friends today (Monday), February 12, 2018 from 4 – 7 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware, where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 11:00 am with Pastor Dan Lemke officiating. Burial will follow in Ashley Union Cemetery.
Contributions in Don’s memory may be made to the Ashley Wesleyan Church or OhioHealth Marion Home Health Hospice.
To share a fond memory of Don or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com