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Obituary: Robert Baldwin, Columbus

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Robert H. Baldwin, 84, of South County Road 275W, died at 7:16 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, at Silver Oaks Health Campus.

Mr. Baldwin attended East Columbus Separate Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Homer Whited officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service Saturday. Burial will be at Garland Brook Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018, or the Alzheimer’s Association, 50 E. 91st Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240.

Born in Peyton, Kentucky, Aug. 10, 1928, Mr. Baldwin was the son of Richard Baldwin and Ada Taylor Baldwin. He married Louise Bryant Jan. 29, 1949.

Survivors include his wife; sons, Steve (Sandy) Baldwin of Tennessee and Robert E. (Mary Lou) Baldwin of Columbus, IN; a daughter, Rebecca (Wayne) Jackson of Columbus, IN; brothers, Paul, Daniel, John and Mark Baldwin of Columbus, IN, Sam Baldwin of Florida and James Baldwin of Hartsville, IN; sisters, Jean Dickinson of Franklin, IN, and Rachel Moore of Columbus, IN; grandchildren, Michelle Orr, Robert M. Baldwin and Scott Jessie; great-grandchildren, Maya Jessie, Nina Jessie, Reagan Baldwin and Braeden Baldwin.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Omer and Ray Baldwin; and sisters,  Lois Bilby and Kathryn Davis.

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