Skip to content

Obituary-Charles Ray Baldwin, Jr.



Charles Ray Baldwin, Jr., a resident of Ashford, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, February 27, 2008. He was 41.

Funeral services for Ray will be held 10 am Saturday, March 1, 2008 at New Freedom Church in Webb with Reverends Clint and Larry Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Crestlawn Memorial Cemetery with Southern Heritage directing. The family will receive friends from 5pm until 8 pm Friday, February 29 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to New Freedom Church C/O Ray Baldwin, PO Box 119, Webb, AL 36376.

Ray was born October 9, 1966 in McMinnville, Tennessee and was raised in Ashford. He was a 1984 graduate of Ashford High School and a member of New Freedom Church. Ray loved horses and was a professional horse trainer. He was on the Advisory Board for the Walking Horse Trainers Association and was a licensed judge for walking horse competitions. Ray lived life to the fullest. He loved his family and children and was there to lend a helping hand to those in need.

Ray is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Cecil and Catherine Baldwin; maternal grandparents, Rayford Farless and Edna Datsun.

Survivors include his wife, Kim Parker Baldwin, Ashford; two sons, Brandon and Brent Womack, Ashford; three daughters, Lindsey Baldwin, RaeLeigh Baldwin, Michaela Tillery, all of Ashford; father and step mother, Charles and Mary Baldwin, Dothan; mother, Linda Carol Mathews, Auburntown, TN; father-in-law, Mike and Carol Parker, Headland; mother-in-law, Diane and Buford Skinner, Dothan; step grandparents, Sidney H. and Mary Murphy Wright; grandparents-in-law, Bill and Dot Clearman, Dothan;  brother, Mark Medley, Auburntown, FL; three sisters, Donna and Todd Dean, Bella Vista, AR, Elizabeth and Brent Evans, Bushnell, FL, Tina Roberts, Lebanon, TN; nieces and nephews, Ashley Sewell, Clay Dean, Sidney Helms, Brent Helms; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim and JayJay Parker, Dothan, Chris and Lora Parker, Headland, Kent and Sandra Hanchey, Abbeville, Bart and Jane Norton, Dothan, Scott and Martha Agnew, Dothan; special family friends, Todd and Vicki Stephens, Rehobeth, Roger and Harolene Willis, Shelbyville, TN; many aunts, uncles, extended family and friends also survive.

Serving as active pallbearers will be Bart McWaters, LaRue McWaters, Norman Williamson, Jim Leek, Nathan Worsham, B. McAdams, Butch Pendarvis, Stanley Enfinger, Scott Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be, Jim Hartzog, Larry Edwards, Gary Edwards, Wink Groover, Dick Peebles, Bill Bobo, Charles Taylor and members of the Walking Horse Association.



 

More Stories

  • WHOA Gallatin Spring Classic Horse Show update

    The Walking Horse Owners Association introduces a new show on Saturday, May 15 at the Sumner County Fairgrounds in Gallatin, Tennessee. Dee Dee Miller from Lewisburg, Tennessee will judge the show... Read More
  • TWHNC welcomes new CEO

    The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration (TWHNC) has hired Warren Wells to be its new Chief Executive Officer. Wells will be the fifth CEO in the Celebration’s rich history.  Wells, originally from Bedford County, currently lives in Signal Mountain, Tenn... Read More
  • FAST makes donation to Bedford County Cancer Society

    The Foundation for Advancement and Support of the Tennessee Walking Show Horse, FAST, hosted two Red Ladies classes at their Spring Showcase a few weeks ago. The classes were held in memory of Kathy Zeis who was a founder of FAST as well as a long-time exhibitor.  Read More
  • WHTA Fun Show meetings scheduled

    The WHTA Show Board of Directors will meet Wednesday, May 26, at 4 p.m. The General Membership meeting will follow at 5 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Blue Ribbon Circle located on the Celebration grounds in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Read More
  • WHTA/Glenn C. Dowell Scholarship applications now available

    The Walking Horse Trainers Association scholarship application is now available. This is a joint educational endeavor with the Glenn C. Dowell Jr. family. Thes scholarships are made possible by the Dowell family's generous donation, making this their tenth year to sponsor... Read More
  • Latest Issue 5 10 21

    Read More
  • Birth Announcement – Jonah Smith Harney

    Jonah Smith Harney was born on Friday, April 23 at Ascension St. Thomas to proud parents Justin and Rebekah Harney. Jonah joins big brother, Jack Harney... Read More
  • Additional money added to the trainer who brings the most horses toWalking For Cancer

    An additional $250 has been added to the $500 reward for the trainer who brings the most horses to Walking For Cancer, scheduled for Saturday, May 8. The total reward will be $750 for the trainer bringing and showing the most horses.  Read More
  • Equine Obituary – The Royal Dollar

    The only bad thing about horses is that they can never live long enough. Sadly, The Royal Dollar was humanely euthanized on April 29, 2021, due to crippling arthritis and other orthopedic difficulties... Read More
  • WHTA Auxiliary to host Money Tree Classic

    The Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary will once again host the Money Tree Classic during the Fourth of July Weekend. The show will be held on Friday, July 2, 2021 in Calsonic Arena. Steve Glidewell, Jason Hughes and Johnny Puckett will mark the cards for this year’s event... Read More