Rev. Dewey Lee Baldwin

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Rev. Dewey Lee Baldwin, 94, of Waco, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 27, 2020.   “He did it his way.”

Service Information: A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, December 5, 2020 at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Curtis Holland officiating. Due to current COVID-19 mandate, limited seating will be available. For those who are unable to attend the service will be live streamed.  Click Here to View the Live Stream. Burial will follow at Moore Cemetery in Chalk Bluff.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to service.

Dewey was born August 20, 1926 to Clare and Willow Baldwin in Oklahoma on a Choctaw Indian reservation and moved to Texas at a very early age.  He is predeceased by the love of his life, Frances, affectionately called Tootie; his parents, and brother, Donald.

Dewey is survived by his children, Russell Baldwin and wife, Victoria, of Burnet, Joeena Davis and her husband, Jamey, of La Porte, Sallie Ramsey of Waco, and Rick Baldwin and wife, Joan, of Mansfield; his brother, Wayne and his wife, Helen, of Phoenix, AZ; seven grandchildren that called him Grandpa, Ryan Baldwin, Jaren Bollinger, Julia Evans, Jenna Bobinmeyer, Jordan Davis, Brandee Shaw and Keenan Ramsey.  He is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren, and one arriving in the spring; and his scoundrel dog, Bailey.

Dewey Lee Baldwin was a man of God and had a profound faith in his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He served the Lord as an ordained minister for over 70 years. He also worked at Connally ISD and was a member of Chalk Bluff Baptist Church.  When he entered the gates of Heaven he was reunited with Tootie and met by the Lord who said, “Well done thy good and faithful servant”.  He was a proud Marine serving in WWII and was part of “The Greatest Generation”.

Our Dad lived a great life and taught us many life lessons in a loving way and will be fondly remembered by anyone whose life he touched.   SEMPER FI

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Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Jim & Mary Jo Jaska

    He was a great man; all of you are in our thoughts & prayers.

  2. My condolences, I absolutely adored him as my 7th grade English teacher.

    Penie Upchurch Guenat

  3. I only got to talk to him a few times but he was always a sweet and kind person. You were blessed to have him with you as long as you did and I can emphasize what you’re feeling! I miss my daddy everyday! My heart breaks for you and remember we are always here for you! Love you SALLIE!

  4. Sallie, Joeena and family, my deepest sympathy in the passing of your dad, Dewey, whom I called the Southern Gentleman. He was a man of faith, kind, loving and most of all respectful to others. Anytime a lady entered the room he would stand. When told it’s ok, Sir, please don’t stand, his reply would be, “a gentleman always stands for a
    Lady”. He was one of a kind! Cherish being able to say I knew and loved him. May he be at rest in the arms of the Lord and his beautiful Tootie. ~ Jann

  5. When my folks moved to waco, I went with them as the looked for a church home. I’ll never forget Dewey’s friendly smile as he walked up to the three of us. “Hi, my name’s Dewey Baldwin. Just think of a wet piano—a dewey Baldwin piano.” It worked. I never had trouble remembering Dewey’s name. And, I never forgot this friendly man who welcomed my parents to Waco with arms open wide. Dewey and Tootie became favorite friends of Mom and Dad and we will all miss him.

  6. Praying for your family during this time. As a neighbor down the street and retired teacher from Connally, Mr. And Mrs. Baldwin were very special people and always waved as I walked by.

  7. I started to try to write yesterday what your dad and your mom and your family has meant to ours. No words are enough.

    The first time I saw Dewey was in the first day of second grade for Keenan and Mattie. He was sitting next to Keenan’s desk in his new classroom patiently waiting to speak with the teacher, so unassuming. It wasn’t long after that my daughter cut her friend’s hair off playing beauty shop and I called church hoping the preacher could talk me down from driving off into the sunset never to return. Church had started that evening but Dewey spoke with me in a calm reassuring way that made me realize it would be ok – without saying those words. I don’t know what he said but his presence felt like what it means to lay something at the foot of the cross. He was a great example of being the hands and feet of Jesus.

    Hundreds of other days with you, Sallie, and Keenan and your parents. Summer cookouts. Times sitting around your round table just being with you guys. Special friends/family will always be especially missed. I’ll tell you again, he was the greatest, most humble, dedicated servant of the Lord and lover of people that I have ever known.

    What a tremendous blessing he has been to so many. What a tremendous example
    Love that Wet Piano! Hugs and prayers.

  8. Prayers to the family,
    Such fond memories of both Mr & Mrs both at CISD. I will never forget Mr. Baldwin drove my school bus, one afternoon on our way home, a car ran the bus off the road on Spring Lake Road. Mr. Baldwin mantained his composure and I remember him praying out loud the entire time we were running down the ditch, never once did he turn loose of the wheel. He slid out of his seat but continued holding on to that steering wheel and praying. No one was hurt and he made sure we all got out the back door of the bus safely. I will remember that forever. What a kind, God fearing man he was.
    Hugs and prayers
    Candace Wilshire – CHS Class of 86

  9. Dewey was a strong Christian. I enjoyed him teaching SundaySchool.
    His dedication to Toodie was inspiring.
    I’m proud to have known him and able to call him friend. God’s peace comfort the family. L

  10. May God’s Peace comfort the family.
    I enjoyed Dewey’s teaching SundaySchool. His dedication to Toodie was inspiring. I’m proud to have known him as a Deacon and to call him friend.

  11. Judy Grisham Sommer

    What a wonderful man who led a wonderful life. My condolences to the family for your loss but I am confident everyone is at peace knowing Mr. Baldwin is right where he was ready to be….with his Lord and Maker.

  12. Our family had the privilege of knowing the Baldwin family for years. Dewey and Francis were special people. They meant a lot to us. Dewey “did it his way” most of the time, but he did the Lord’s work always.
    Our condolences to you on your loss. May God bless and comfort you at this time.

    Ramsey Family, Elm Mott

  13. Charlotte Wright-Lapaglia

    My words will never be as memorable as Dewey himself. Your beautiful memories will always be carried with you. Dewey will live forever in your hearts. He is a Hero for serving our country as a proud Marine in WWII. He is a Hero for sharing the Lord’s word. He is a Hero because he was Family and Friend. Dewey will be missed but remain Loved. Prayers and Sympathy to Family and Friends.

  14. Charlotte Wright-Lapaglia

    My words are not as strong as your loving heartfelt memories of Dewey. He will always live in your heart and shared stories. Dewey will be remembered as a Hero because of his services as a proud Marine. A Hero for sharing his Faith and the word of GOD. A Hero because he was Family and Friend. Prayers and Sympathy to Family and Friends.

  15. Deloris Smith Pietzsch

    Many prayers and condolences to all the Baldwin family. May he rest in peace.

  16. Gwen Keltner Kitchens

    Dear Baldwin Family,
    Memories and life lessons are shared by my brothers and I learned and shared from your Dad. We spent many wonderful hours with your family in the Youth Programs at College Avenue Baptist Church in McGregor. Camping trips, mission trips, watching the first steps by man on the moon…bible school, bible study, living our lives for Our Lord as he did every day. Taught by example how to support our families, friends, church, and community through Christ. One memory is mine alone…Rexall Drug Store 2:00 pm ish. Cup of coffee with a scoop of vanilla ice cream…I was his server, Put a smile on my face one afternoon. Fine man of God and God called him home. Prayers for your grief.

  17. We are all very sorry for the loss of your Dad. Your parents have always been two of my favorite people ever! I have so many memories that include the entire Baldwin Family.
With love, Matt Rueter

  18. Gentle Hands

    Gentle Hands from Heaven guide us through life twists and turns.
    So many things to temp us.
    Won’t we really ever learn.

    Gentle Hands are very patient, let them be your daily staff.
    They point us in the right direction.
    Its when we fail and then we deserve his mighty wrath.

    Gentle Hands will nudge you when your steps are small and short.
    Don’t be afraid to step up.
    Let Him guide you from the very start.

    Gentle Hands guide us to love and not to hate.
    Labor to buy our daily needs.
    Its never right to take.

    Gentle Hands touch our heart and take away the pain.
    He touches our lives in such a way.
    We never are the same.

    Gentle Hands will comfort you when your days are long and steep.
    He’s never to far away to help.
    You never have to weep.

    Gentle Hands to caress you when you’ve been hurting for so long.
    There’s someone above who loves you.
    His Gentle Hands are very strong.

    Raymond Carey

  19. Suzanne Spoonts Bohne

    To the Baldwin family,
    My heartfelt sympathy to each of you at the passing of your Father and Grandfather. Your loss is heaven’s gain as we know he is enjoying the reunion with your mom, family, and friends who have gone on before him. He’s in God’s presence.
    I have so many happy memories of my years spent with the Baldwin family and being a part of the youth group at College Avenue Baptist Church in McGregor. Brother Baldwin had no problem “calling us out by name” during worship service for giggling or being too loud! We were so blessed.

    Love and Sympathy to Rusty, Joeena, Sally, Ricky and families,
    Suzanne Spoonts Bohne

  20. Grandpa was an amazing man and I wish I got to see him more. I remember one time him and Tootie took me and my brother to Cracker Barrel and let us pick out anything we wanted. I’m glad he gets to be with Tootie now and I couldn’t be more thankful for him being my great-grandpa.

  21. Our parents are precious gifts from the Lord. They bless us each day. Even when they are gone from us physically, we still feel their love and influence. I’m sorry to hear of Dewey‘s passing, but rejoice in his new life with his Lord.
    Dewey and Francis or important parts of my life and Christian growth. I am so thankful for their leader ship an incredible sense of fun!
    May you know God’s peace when you cannot find it for yourself. Philippians 4:7

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