BILLY DALE BALDWIN

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GRAVESIDE FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BILLY DALE BALDWIN WILL BE 2PM ON MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2024 AT THE BALDWIN FAMILY CEMETERY WITH PASTOR BRYAN FIELDS OFFICIATING.  VIEWING WILL BE HELD AT THE BILLY BALDWIN FAMILY HOME ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY BEFORE SERVICES.  FUNERAL SERVICES ARE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF EVANS & MILLER FUNERAL HOME OF POTEAU, OKLAHOMA.

THIS RANCHER & COWBOY CAME INTO THIS WORLD ON A COLD SNOWY VALENTINE'S DAY IN 1952. HE WAS THE SON OF RICHARD PAUL AND EMMA (LATTA) BALDWIN. HE CROSSED OVER JORDANON JANUARY 20, 2024, AFTER A LENGHTY ILLNESS. HE WAS A MAN OF DEEP CHRISTIAN CONVICTIONS, LOVE FOR HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. BILLY HAD A STRONG WILL FOR DOING AND TREATING PEOPLE RIGHT. HE GRADUATED FROM WISTER HIGH SCHOOL IN MAY 1970 AND 3 DAYS LATER MARRIED HIS CHILDHOOD SWEETHEART LYDIA (GARNER). IN 1972 UNCLE SAM CAME TO CALL AND HE WAS DRAFTED INTO THE US ARMY. DUE TO THE HIGH-TEST SCORES, INTEGRITY, AND GOOD LOOKS HE WAS STATIONED AT FT. MYERS, VA. AND SERVED AS A PART OF THE ELITE PRESIDENTIAL HONOR GUARD. AFTER HIS DISCHARGE, HE RETURNED TO WISTER, OK AND HIS JOB AT JOHNSON CONTROLS, AND TO THE PROPERTY THAT HE PURCHASED WHILE HE WAS STILL IN THE SERVICE.

IN 1976 THE FIRST OF FOUR SONS CAME...CALEB, CLINT, BEN, AND BRANDON. HE WANTED TO BEGIN HIS OWN BUSINESS AND DID SO IN 1976 USING HEAVY EQUIPMENT. FROM THIS SMALL BEGINNING HE BUILT WITH THE HELP OF HIS WIFE AND SONS ROCK-IT NATURAL STONE INC. AND DID THE THING HE LOVED MOST OTHER THAN HIS FAMILY, INCREASING HIS REAL ESTATE AND RANCHING, WITH THE DESIRE THAT HIS CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN AND GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN HAVE A PART OF WHAT HE LOVED. HE WAS KNOWN AS THE GOOD INDIAN AND TAUGHT ALL HOW TO FIND ARROWHEADS.

HE WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS PARENTS AND SURVIVED BY HIS WIFE OF 53 YEARS AND SONS, BILLY CALEB (LAURA), BOBBY CLINT, BEN CURIOUS(AMY), BRANDON CHAD (RACHEL WARD). 10 GRANDCHILDREN, JACOB LYNN BALDWIN (KATIE), JESSA RAE BROWNE(COLT), JIMMY DALE BALDWIN (KACIE), BALIE NICOLE LLOYD(JAKE), BEN CASTON(ALLIE), CATHERINE GRACE BALDWIN, EMMA JO BALDWIN, BROOKE CHASITY BALDWIN, JASON KYLE BALDWIN AND ERICA MILDRED BALDWIN. 8 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. SISTERS AND BROTHERS, ANN BALDWIN, BETTY TERRY, LARRY BALDWIN, DEBBIE HARMON, AND JOHN BALDWIN, AS WELL AS HOST OF MANY NIECES, NEPHEWS, FRIENDS, AND FAITHFUL EMPLOYEES.

PALLBEARERS WILL BE HIS GRANDSONS, JACOB BALDWIN, JIMMY DALE BALDWIN, BEN CASTON BALDWIN, AND JASON KYLE BALDWIN AS WELL AS BUD HAMMONS AND COLT BROWNE.

HONORARY PALLBEARERS - JOE HEMPHILL, LEE SHIPMAN, DOUG SHIPMAN, STEVE WALDEN, JOHN HAYNES, RANDY FRAZIER, RAY HAMMONS, JUBAL BAILEY, STEVE TATE AND PHIL HAMLIN.

YOU MAY SIGN BILLY’S ONLINE GUEST BOOK AT www.EvansandMillerFuneralHome.com

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