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Visitation at Funeral Home

Seaver-Brown Chapel
Saturday August 28th, 2021
11:00am - 1:00pm

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Masonic Service

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Saturday August 28th, 2021

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Mass of Resurrection

St. John's Catholic Church
Saturday August 28th, 2021

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Walter Luther Baldwin


Walter Luther Baldwin, age 79, passed away Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Smyth County Community Hospital.

Walter Baldwin was a loving husband to his wife Ann for more than 56 years. He was the best dad, grandaddy, and friend you could find. If Walter said he was going to do it – you could count on it. He was devoted to the Masons, and active in the Catholic Church; everything from Parrish Council President to keeping the music together for Ann. Walter was proud of the Cursillo Movement – a lay organization working to better lives. He had his priorities right, God, family, and country. Walter will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Martin Walter and Evelyn Baldwin.

Walter is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ann Baldwin of Marion, Va.; daughter, Virginia Ann Wiehrs and husband Keith of Gloucester, Va.; sons, John Baldwin and wife, Tina Grubb of Marion, Va., and David Baldwin and wife, Analyn of Germany; six grandchildren, Amanda, Emily, Andrew, Chloe, Emma, and Martin Walter Baldwin III; and two great-grandchildren, Elena and Violet.

The family will receive friends Saturday, August 28, 2021 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel. Masonic Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. followed by Military Rites rendered by the U.S. Navy Funeral Honors Guard and Francis Marion VFW Post #4667 at Seaver-Brown Chapel. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 2 p.m. at St. John's Catholic Church, 124 Park Boulevard, Marion, Va. with Father Frances Musolooza officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital For Children, International Shriners Headquarters, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607; or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

To share memories of Walter Luther Baldwin, please visit www.seaverbrown.com. Care for Walter's family has been entrusted to Seaver-Brown Funeral Service & Crematory, 237 East Main Street, Marion, Va. 24354.

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Ann and family, I am sad to hear of WLs passing. Lisa was kind to send the obit to me this morning. In my mind my mother and father were front row in the throng of family greeting him at Heavens gate. They were so very fond of him, and your family. I send my love and sympathies. I can truly emphasize with your children as I grieve my father still, and probably for a long time to come. They say the price of great love is great loss, I believe its true! One day, I pray for you and for me, that the loss and sorrow we feel now will be overwhelmed with the memories of love, care, leadership and laughter we were privileged to know in these loved ones. I apologize for not being there in person, I live in south Florida now and travel is tough for me at the moment, but I am there in spirit. Love you all, Marguerite Kelly Rodgers

Marguerite Rodgers Aug 26 2021 12:00 AM

So very sorry to the Baldwin family,I'm just heartbroken for the loss of my dear friend Walter,never have I had a friend who called and checked on me so often,when his name appeared on the TV the whole family would yell out Walter Baldwin,I love you Ann and I loved Walter Baldwin,and this I know for the rest of my life Walter Baldwin loved me.

Carl Day Aug 25 2021 12:00 AM

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