Derrol Dean Baldwin, age 88, went home to be with the his Lord and Savior on February 13, 2021. He was born in Wister, Oklahoma on April 21, 1932 toWilliam Troy and Ester Baldwin. He moved to East Texas 1952 and never thought of any other place as “home”. He worked for the Union Pacific and KCS railroads for a combined 44 years and retired in 1994. From that moment on he hunted quail and turkey, enjoyed going to ballgames and solving the world’s problems with anyone drinking coffee at the Country Store or the Feed Store. He was well known throughout Cass County, especially in Hughes Springs and Linden. A man that never met a stranger or ever had an enemy. His laugh was infectious and his sense of humor contagious. DD was an active member of the First Baptist Church and served in the choir for many decades. His love for the Lord was his first priority and his love for others was second.
He is preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Wanda Fant Baldwin, his parents, his two brothers and sister-in-laws, Ralph and Claudia Baldwin and Burl and Orlene Baldwin and his brother-in-law Pete Costner and son-in-law, Royce Henderson.
He is survived by his sister, Lucille Hogan of Ft. Smith, Ark., his son and daughter-in-law Ronny and Christy Baldwin of Linden, son Timothy Baldwin of Linden, son and daughter-in-law Kern and Pat Braswell of Tulsa. His daughter and son-in-law Kimberly and Donald Goerner of Cedar Park, daughters Emily Braswell Henderson of Tulsa and Hope Gatliff of Houston. He was Granpa to Tyler and Travis Baldwin (great grand sons Lucas Dean and Eli Travis), Grayson, Riley and Bailey Goerner, Benjamin and Alex Gatliff, Katie Gibson(daughter Anslee) and Donna Allen (son Asher). He is also survived by 2 cousins, Jocyle and Darlene, along many nephews and nieces. His presence on earth will be sorely missed but his arrival in heaven was a celebration to behold.
Services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2021 at the First Baptist Church in Linden with Bro. Charles Russell officiating. Burial to follow in the Linden Cemetery and under the direction of Reeder-Davis Funeral Home in Linden.
There will be a time of visitation from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Sunday evening at the funeral home.
The family has asked those who are attending the service to please wear mask and remember to social distance.