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Robert Leonard Baldwin

Updated: Feb 9, 2023

Robert Leonard Baldwin, 87, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 2, 2023, in Belton.


Robert Leonard Baldwin

Celebration of Life services will be held at Raymore Church of Christ at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10. Services will be officiated by Pastor Dan Melhus of Raymore Church of Christ. Following the services, a luncheon will be held at the Walnut Estates Community Center.


He was born Harry Lee White in Liberty, Mo., on Sept. 1, 1935. He was adopted by Leonard and Pearl Baldwin, who named him Robert Leonard Baldwin.


Robert went on to marry Brenda (Williams) on April 4, 1959, in Judsonia, Ark. Bob served in the United States Air Force from 1959-1964. He was stationed in Goose Bay Labrador.


In 1964, he discharged as an honorable U.S. Air Force veteran in aviation mechanics. Robert when on furthering his aviation desires and became a pilot in 1970. Robert formerly owned B&B Matco Tools. He was then led to start his own landscaping company in which he worked for 25-plus years, retiring in 2017.


Robert loved many hobbies, but first and foremost was his relationship with God. Robert lived a Godly life and lived for the Lord. He was always an active member in his church. He was a devoted husband and father to his family. Bob loved fishing and frequently visited Bennett Springs State Park for trout fishing.


Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Pearl Baldwin; sister, Charlotte Knolle; and two of his White brothers.


He leaves to cherish his memories: wife, Brenda Baldwin of Raymore; brother, Ray White; daughter, Alycia Morgan (Rick); son, Scott Baldwin; three grandchildren, Jake Morgan (Jesse), Krystal Von Voorst (Travis), and Kayla Villarreal (Joseph); and nine great-grandchildren.


In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the VA at cdceportal.va.gov. Donations are used to support in- and out-patient homeless veterans and others in VA facilities.

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