James Richard Baldwin (Jimmy)

Jimmy Baldwin

James Richard Baldwin (Jimmy)

August 12, 1970

January 4, 2018

James Richard Baldwin (Jimmy) was born on August 12, 1970, in Corsicana, to James Earl Baldwin and the late Cecilia Anne Baldwin. He departed this life on Jan. 4, at Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. Funeral services were held on Monday, Jan. 8, in the Limestone County Fairgrounds rodeo arena. Rev. Steve Nance of the First United Methodist Church officiated. Burial followed at Lost Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Larry Dowell, Brant Ward, Ben Baldwin, Terry Cotton, Todd Neyland, and Collen Robertson. Honorary pallbearers were John Downing, Robert Profili, James Wayne Halford, James Robison, Chunky Busby, Jerod Duffield, John Isbell, David Riddle, Justin Pickett, Tommy Oakes, Jake Cherry, Danny Sherrod, Brian Leathers, Cole Sealy, Clyde Ridge, Todd Pruett, and Pete Sims. His life Celebration began at Groesbeck Elementary. He transferred to Leon ISD in 5th grade and graduated from Leon High School in 1988, and he then attended Navarro College. After his educational years, Jimmy began his working career at Brazos River Authority at Lake Limestone right after High School and continued to work there for 18 years. At this time, he also begins to develop his passion for raising cattle and team roping. He was united in marriage to his best friend and love, Lori Jean Green, of Fairfield. They were married on June 21, 1997. Shortly thereafter, their two greatest accomplishments arrived, being their sons Ty Baldwin born February 7, 2000 and Trace Baldwin born October 2, 2002. Jimmy loved his life with his beautiful wife of 20 years and cherished every moment with his sons, doing what they all loved daily, the cowboy way. Jimmy was very passionate about helping his boys and all their friends teaching them to ride and rope. Jimmy served as a director for Texas Jr. High Texas Rodeo Association, and is currently a Director of the Texas High School Rodeo Association. Over the last 12 years, Jimmy has enjoyed his career with XTO Energy, and his time off with family and friends. Jimmy attended the Church of Christ as a child, and later gave his life to Christ as a member of the First United Methodist Church of Groesbeck.

 

 

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