Donald Bruce Baldwin, Sr.

September 03, 1948 – January 05, 2022


Obituary For Donald Bruce Baldwin, Sr.

Donald Bruce Baldwin, Sr., age 73, of Douglasville, Georgia died at his home on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 surrounded by his family.
Donald was born at Crawford W. Long Hospital on September 3, 1948 in Atlanta, Georgia, to Kelsie James Baldwin II and Sara Byrd Baldwin. He graduated from Sandy Springs High School where he ran track and worked at Green Brothers Nursery. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving as a Military Police Officer during the Vietnam War. He then worked with Battey Machinery in Carrollton, Georgia for 30 years, and retired from the Department of Defense in 2011 after working as a Guard at Fort McPherson. Donald was a member at Union Grove Christian Church. He was very patriotic, an avid reader, loved high school and Georgia Tech football. He was proud to have served in Vietnam as a military police officer. He was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger. He will be deeply missed by his adoring family and his many friends.
Donald is survived by his devoted wife of 29 years, Johnnie Harris Baldwin; two daughters, Rebecca Eidson (Ron) of Carrollton, GA and Melanie Harley (Jason) of Smyrna, GA; two sons, Donald Bruce Baldwin, Jr. (Monica) of Franklin, GA and Kelsie James Baldwin, IV of Carrollton, GA; eight grandchildren, Elizabeth Harrison (Jonathon) of Smyrna, GA, Ashlee Burgess (Beau) of Carrollton, GA, Blair Sheppard (Brady) of Franklin, GA, Jessica Harley of Atlanta, GA, Aidan Williams of Carrollton, GA, Blake Baldwin of Franklin, GA, K. J. Baldwin, V of Carrollton, GA and Daniel Baldwin of Franklin, GA; sister, Elizabeth Johnston (Charles) of Jacksonville, FL; one brother-in-law, three sisters-in-law and several Harris family members; many cousins and extended family members. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Kelsie James Baldwin, III and sister, Susan Gelman.
A Memorial Service to Honor and Celebrate the Life of Donald Baldwin will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Union Grove Christian Church, 6604 Post Rd., Douglasville, GA 30135 (770-489-1545) with Senior Minister Mike Mallory and Richard Vartensian officiating. An inurnment service will be held at 4:30 P.M. at Sunrise Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 12:00 o’clock to 1:00 o’clock before the service at the church on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Carroll County Veterans Memorial Park or American Lung Association.
Condolences may be sent or viewed at Jones-Wynn Funeral Homes & Crematory, Douglas Chapel, 2189 Midway Rd., Douglasville, GA 30135 (770-942-2311) has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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  • 01/17/2022

    My sincerest condolences. I met my Mom’s (Gayle Ching) cousin, Donnie, for the first time when he and Johnnie were so kind to make the very long trek from Atlanta to Hawaii for my Mom’s untimely passing. We were so appreciative they were there and I know Mom would have been as well. I enjoyed the time we spent with Donnie and I could tell he was a kind and gentle soul. I again offer my sincerest condolences to Johnnie and family. PJ Johnson

  • 01/14/2022

    My first memories were of Don I am so proud to say that Don is my father and he was the best at being a father friend spouse he was the very definition of dependable

  • 01/14/2022

    RIP Donnie B we will miss you!

  • 01/11/2022

    I loved my brother for the last 66 years! He truly was/is one of the greatest❤️ My God grant him everlasting love in heaven! My sister-in-law, Johnnie, was one of the best you could ask for. She truly loved and cared for Donnie like no other. We will miss you Donnie, now and always! With great love and admiration…..RIP gloriously ❤️ Love, Betsy, Charles, Krysta, Kyle, Kacy, Adler, Jackie, and many others❤️ You were a very special Husband, Uncle, Brother, Cousin, brother in law….and many more❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • 01/09/2022

    We are so saddened to hear of Don’s passing. I just had old Christmas cards out and wondered where Don and Johnnie were – and wanted to get in touch. I’m sorry I didn’t. Don was/is one of The Best of The Best: a truly good, kind soul, a great brother/friend. I cannot fathom this world without him, but heaven has gained a superior angel. Our prayers and love are sent with him and for his family.

  • 01/07/2022

    Johnnie, our prayers are with you and your family at this time. Don was a good Christian man and was always fun to be around. May God give you peace and comfort as you go through this time. Herman and Elizabeth Streetman

  • 01/07/2022

    I was saddened to learn of the passing of Don. Although I had lost contact with him many years ago, I often remembered him and wondered how he was doing. He was always a gentleman, and he was a pleasure to talk with at Battey Machinery when electrical products were needed. I am consoled that I will see Don again someday.

  • 01/07/2022

    I am so sorry to see Don has passed away. I have many fond memories of Don when we were members of the West Georgia Vietnam Veterans Association. Don was always ready to jump in and help and we lead the Carrollton July 4th parade handing out American Flags. Don was with us on our trip to Washington to visit the Vietnam Veterans Memorial there. He was also there when we had the Traveling Vietnam Memorial in Carrollton. We will miss you Don.

  • 01/06/2022

    I am praying that God will Comfort Johnnie and the family as only He can, giving you peace and rest. We will miss him and will always remember the good times we shared.

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