Paris Baldwin

September 09, 1934 ‒ February 09, 2018

Ashley, Ohio

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.

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  • To Pat and family, so sorry to hear of Don’s passing and sending my prayers and thoughts to all.


    Donna L Mitchell

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My dad, Claude, thought so much of Donnie. He was such a fantastic person and always such a jokester. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in your time of sorrow.

    Carolyn Baldwin

  • I am so sorry for your loss. My dad, Claude, thought so much of Donnie. He was such a fantastic person and always such a jokester. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family in your time of sorrow.

  • You was our very special friend, Don. You allowed all 3 couples to come to your home and play cards and watch TV, along with us being silly all the while. We shared birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and special events in Ashley with you and Pat. We
    all when dancing at the Eagles and other places. You helped us move several times. We played horseshoes and twister at your home and had many laughs along the years. We went to many buffets and restaurants thru out the years. Judy and Barbara was in your wedding to Pat. You all taught us many lessons and advice and we all appreciate your kindness. You will be missed and we will look after Pat for you, since we all love her very much.

    Barbara Moss Schumacher and Mike Schumacher
    Ron and Judy Lake
    Jim and Connie Foor

  • My sincere condolences to the Baldwin family o . the loss of your dear loved one. Death can bring so much tears and pain but may your memories bring you comfort in the days and weeks ahead and have faith in God’s promise of a new world where death will be no more.(Isaiah 25:8) My deepest sympathy to you all during this difficult time and i invite you to visit for more information on this comforting hope.

  • My sincere condolences on your loss. May you draw some comfort from the uplifting words found at John 5:28, 29. God’s word assures us that soon we will see our loved ones again.

  • Pat and family- My family and I are so sorry for your loss. Don always had a smile and a hug. Prayers for you all.

  • Don was my first baseball coach in Kilbourne. His son Ronnie and I are the same age. Don later caoched his youngest son Rusty and Ronnie and I would umpire the games. I went to a lot of the Baldwin reunion and spent many nights at the Baldwin’s home growing up, I think that is where I learned to love pancakes. I am going to miss Mr. Baldwin (Don) who I am the upmost respect for. Rest In Pease. Prayers for Pat,Kelly, Ronnie, Rusty and Freddie and there families. Good Bless.

  • To Pat, and the Baldwin family~ So sorry to read of Don’s passing. Unable to come to the funeral, but will be praying for God’s arms to hold you close during this time of loss. Pat~ call me if you need to talk or just have someone to talk to. Know I am thinking of you, and wishing you peace.