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Obituary: Freddie A. Baldwin, Columbus

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Freddie A. Baldwin, 76, of Road 450 South, died at 6:53 p.m. Sunday, May 18, 2014 at his home.

Mr. Baldwin was a U.S. Army National Guard veteran.

He was a department manager at Arvin Industries retiring after 40 years of service. He later was a manager at Algers Pattern and Die and then worked in sales for M.R.S.I. both in Indianapolis.

Mr. Baldwin will be remembered for his passion for watching television, small engine repairs, do it yourself home improvements, bowling, and fishing.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street. There will not be a funeral service.

In keeping with Mr. Baldwin's wishes, cremation will take place following the visitation.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children.

Online condolences may be expressed to the Baldwin family at

Born in Columbus April 17, 1938, Mr. Baldwin was the son of Fred and Alta Newland Baldwin.

He married Amanda K. Pruett October 3, 1970.

Survivors include his wife; children, Freddie A. Baldwin Jr. of Anderson, Rodney (Roberta) Baldwin of Kissimmee, FL, Lori Smith of Indianapolis, Lynn (Tom) Nadrotowski of Lansing, MI, and Alex (Jeanne) Baldwin of Indianapolis; 14 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Baldwin was preceded in death by his father, Fred Baldwin; his mother and stepfather, Alta and Dale Deaver; a sister, Beverly Mace; and a brother, Gary Baldwin.

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