Minden Press-Herald

Sep 19th

Billy Baldwin

Billy_Baldwin591Billy Keith Baldwin, 75, passed away April 8, 2012 due to an extended illness.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Minden Cemetery in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Ronnie Whitlock. The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. today (Tuesday, April 10, 2012) at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

Billy was born in Dubberly March 14, 1937 to Millard Otha Baldwin and Sybil Hazel Allen.

After moving to Minden, he graduated from Minden High School class of '55. Upon graduation, he joined the Air Force and served eight years. In 1957, while stationed at Vance Air Base, he met and married Josephine Pierson. A daughter and a son were born. After service, the family moved back to Minden where he attended Louisiana Tech for two years, worked at small business ventures and retired from Webster Parish Police Jury.

His father, mother and infant brother preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, "Jo;" daughter, Gwen Provaznik (Tim); son, Billy K. Baldwin, Jr. (Kelly); grandsons, John Butler (Pam) and Brandon Baldwin (Crystal); granddaughters, April (Josh), Jennifer Provaznik and Duyen Phann; six great-grandchildren, Cameron Butler, Chantelle Butler, Jaden Whorton, Evan Brown, Caleb Baldwin and Bailey Baldwin; and one brother, Convey Eugene Baldwin (Doshie).

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