Baldwin, Carson David Jr.
March 31, 1937 - April 5, 2012
Carson D Baldwin, Jr. of Sarasota, Fla. died peacefully April 5 after a year courageous battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was born March 31, 1937 and grew up in Tazewell County, Va. He was the son of the late Elizabeth Louise Hankins Baldwin and the late Carson David Baldwin.
Carson developed an interest in photo-journalism as a teenager and published a fur trapping journal while in his teens. He continued to develop his skills while serving as editor of his Richiands High School newspaper. At the same time he was working part - time for the Richiands News Press. After graduation, he worked full-time for the local paper and studied to perfect his photo journalistic skills. Carson was known as the "go-to "person at work and in life. He was a caring and compassionate friend, colleague, brother, son and husband.
In 1965 the family moved to Sarasota, Fla. where Carson continued his career as photo-journalist with the Bradenton Herald where he won numerous awards.
Carson was able to attract the interest of many publishers both in the United States as well as abroad. His material has been, and continues to be published due to his keen eye and love for the beauty of animals and plants in their natural environment.
Carson is survived by his wife Patricia Sanders Baldwin of Sarasota, Fla. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Joanne and Otis Wilson of Wytheville, Va. and Bradenton, Fla. and two brothers William D. Baldwin and Larry A. Baldwin of Sarasota, Fla.
A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Published in Herald Tribune from April 25 to April 26, 2012