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BALDWIN, Arthur Goodwin, 91, of Mechanicsville, went to be with the Lord Monday, April 23, 2012. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Marion L. Baldwin. He is survived by two sons, Bruce Baldwin (Annette) and Bobby Baldwin (Betty); and one daughter, Judy Christopher (Barry); seven grandchildren, Darbi Fretwell, Jennifer Lopez (Nick), Ross Tanner (Kelly), Casey Baldwin and Jonathan Tanner (Ashby), Trey and Nick Baldwin; four great-grandchildren, Christina and Jesse Malbone, Carissa Lopez and Emma Tanner; one sister, Margaret Garnett; also his beloved beagle, Charlie. He was retired from American Tobacco Company. He loved family gatherings, gardening, fishing and the outdoors. The family will receive friends at the Mechanicsville Chapel of Bennett Funeral Home, 8014 Lee-Davis Rd., on April 25 from 4 to 7 p.m., where funeral services will be held Thursday, April 26, at 1 p.m. Interment will follow at Signal Hill Memorial Park. The family would like to express a special thank you to his team at Bon Secours Hospice for their love, support and excellent care for Arthur during his illness.

This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

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Published in Legacy on Apr. 24, 2012.
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April 18, 2020
❤ Still can see his smile and hear his laugh. Always and forever in my heart, Pa.
Love, "Buttons"
Emily Humphrey
July 31, 2012
I miss you Daddy!
April 25, 2012
Judy and Barry, so sorry to hear of your loss but know you will treasure these last months together. Keeping you in our prayers. JoAnn and Bubba
April 25, 2012
It is with great saddness & sorrow of the passing of Mr. Balwin but at the same time my great pleasure having the opportunity to have been able to meet him and his family and provide care for him. We shared stories and laughed a lot of past times. You are in my heart & prayers.
Kimberly Walton CNA
April 24, 2012
Pa Baldwin.....A man who made you feel like you were the only one in the room all the time. Always a big smile with his hello's and hugs. I loved Pa Baldwin and I know he loved me even though we hadn't seen each other much over the years. Always trying to get you to eat....just like Ma Baldwin did! He made the best butter beans and home made biscuits in Mechanicsville, along with growing the best Hanover Tomatoes around! I am blessed to have known him. He will be missed by so many...but I too know Ma Baldwin welcomed him into Heaven with open arms. My heart and prayers go to Bruce, Bobby, Judy and the entire family.
Buttons Humphrey
April 24, 2012
My Grandaddy made me feel like the most special girl in the world! I think he made everyone he came in contact with feel special. I will miss him so much here on Earth but know that he is eternally happy with Grandma in Heaven.
Jennifer Lopez
April 24, 2012
May the God of all comfort give you strength to cope at this time.
April 24, 2012
Hi, my name is Mary (Gerrie) Porterfield Estes. Arthur is the son of Mattie Mundie Baldwin, sister of my grandmother, Mary Mundie. My mother was Nellie Ritchie. Arthur and my mother were first cousins. I knew Arthur and Marion very well. In fact, I knew all of the boys and girls of the Baldwin family. I now live in Pennsylvania since 1976. My condolences to the family & Margret.
April 24, 2012
We are so sorry for your loss. You have been the best neighbors in the world. How blessed we are to have you and your parents in our lives!
Sharon, and Nell Peddicord
April 24, 2012
I remember when Mr. Baldwin, Bruce and Bobby came to the Potomac river to visit my Grandfather, Jimmy Barlow. He was a nice man and will be missed by those who know and love him. Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your father.
Dale Newcomb Ballowe
April 24, 2012
He taught us many things!! He will be greatly missed but never forgotten!!
Ross Tanner
April 24, 2012
Your family is in my prayers. I will always remember his pumpkins. Arthur will be missed. I'm glad that I got to know him. God Bless, Wanda
Wanda Seay
April 24, 2012
Sorry to hear of Mr. Baldwins passing. He was a very fine man and I an glad to have known him. He will be missed to all that knew him.
Reggie Barnes
April 24, 2012
Prayers are with your extended family during this sad time. Many from Mechanicsville will always remember you as the "pumpkin man" of Atlee Road! We love you and miss you. Your loving son Bruce and daughter-in-law, GG.
Annette Baldwin
April 24, 2012
Bless his heart. Bruce, Judy and Bobby and your families, you are in our prayers.
Susie & Jim Mathias
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