Albert “Dale” Baldwin, age 59, of Keysville, VA, was called home by our Lord peacefully, on Saturday, July 1, 2023, after his over 4 yearlong battle with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert C. Baldwin and Laylon “Kalena” [Ferguson] Baldwin of Pamplin, VA. along with many other family members and friends. Dale was born May 15, 1964, in Farmville, VA. “Dale” was a member of Elon Baptist Church in Pamplin, VA. “Dale” is survived by his loving family, wife of over 34 years, Rose M. (Gibbs) Baldwin and son Justin P. Baldwin and helpful nephew Rigo Alvarez of Keysville, VA, his three loving and supportive sisters Mable Pistorio, of Las Vegas, NV, Della Giles of Lynchburg, VA, Charlotte Page (David) of Appomattox, VA, two supportive sisters-n-law, Mary Winkler of Butler, TN, Thelma Gibbs of Ashville, NC., along with a host of nieces and nephews.

“Dale” was proud to be a veteran, who served in the United States Air Force from 1982-1986. That is where he obtained most of his electrical training and allowed him to enjoy traveling to different parts of the world. “Dale” got to experience a lot of different cultures as he traveled. “Dale” formed great friendships during his time in the Air Force. Later on, “Dale” completed courses at S.V.C.C. to earn his Journeyman Card.

“Dale” worked most of his life, starting at a young age by cutting lawns and putting up hay on farms. “Dale” worked many years for WestPoint Stevens Plant in Drakes Branch until they closed, Carbone in Farmville, FlowServe in Lynchburg, his last job was with Tyson Hatchery in Jetersville, VA, until they closed this May, to name a few. “Dale” was a hard working and dedicated employee. He made many friendships in his lifetime, for which he was grateful for.

Family meant the most to “Dale”. Being Justin’s dad brought him so much joy. He took pride in being a very hard worker for his job and for his family. “Dale” loved spending time with family and friends. He had a great sense of humor. He liked going out to eat, watching a good movie, going fishing, going camping with his family and grilling out. He was an avid reader. He especially enjoyed history.

Special thanks to Rigo Alvarez, nephew, Clay Marshall close family friend, along with our friend and neighbor Polly Beard.

Also, a special thanks goes to Dr. Gorsch and all the caring staff in the Hematology and Oncology department at Centra, in Farmville, Va., who are wonderful people with huge hearts.

We want to thank everyone for their love, support, calls, visits, generosity and all acts of kindness throughout his over 4 yearlong battle with his cancer. We are especially grateful for your prayers. They got us through this very difficult struggle and his journey home, to be with God. We thank God for all he’s done for each of us and all his many blessings.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 8, 2023, at the Keysville United Methodist Church in Keysville, VA. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolence Messages

  1. Sheila Rosenson

    06 July 2023 8 months ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with Rose. Justin, Rico and the rest of the family. Dale was the most determined man and during his battle he refused to let it get him down. He loved working and looked forward to working. He fought so long and there were many days I know he didn’t feel like working but he was always there. He will be missed by so many. I’m so sorry for your loss

  2. David Watts

    06 July 2023 8 months ago

    Worked with Dale ( Bubba we called him ) over in Drake’s Branch he earned that fabulous nick name while working there , he was a good guy , no doubt , good friend , really enjoyed the time spent with him , God bless you Bubba , may our Lord be with and comfort the family

  3. Joyce Baldwin

    06 July 2023 8 months ago

    My prayers and thoughts are with the family. Dale was suck kind and loving man and we thought the world of him. He IS loved and will be missed.

  4. Kristy & Mike Middleton

    06 July 2023 8 months ago

    I am so to hear your loss Rose… we are praying for you and Justin and I know Dale always be good to y’all and I really miss my sweet uncle Dale and now he is in good home in Heaven. We going to miss you uncle Dale and we all love you! We not going to forgetting you!
    Love you uncle Dale!

  5. David Page

    07 July 2023 8 months ago

    Dale was a good guy.He was the best brother-In -Law to me.I will miss him a lot. RIP Dale!!!

  6. Nancy

    07 July 2023 8 months ago

    I am so sorry to hear of Dale’s passing. Sending prayers and love to the family!

  7. Pat Belton

    07 July 2023 8 months ago

    Rose, you and your family will continue to be in my daily Payers and Masses for Gods everlasting blessings for each of you during this time.
    Because of His good life lived on Earth with us, God our heavenly Father has welcomed him to join with all the Angels and Saints for A happy Eternity. .
    Dale was a close friend of many years, we worked together on installations of many projects, and performed daily tasks involving electrical equipment.
    Dale was a very dedicated person and was appreciated by all who knew him, his kindness, love of his fellow man , good humor, and tenacious attitude will be missed greatly.
    Rest in Peace My Friend until we meet again may God hold you i the palms of his hands !

  8. Macca Lee and Diane

    08 July 2023 8 months ago

    So sorry for your loss,Charlotte and family,May Gods grace and mercy be with you at this time Love and prayers…

  9. Tony Williams

    20 July 2023 7 months ago

    Today i just learned from Dale’s brother in law, David Page of his passing. Dale was one of my closest and dearest childhood friends growing up. I probably have forgotten more times and ventures but want to share some of the moments. Dale and i would play ‘war’ …break out the plastic military guns, climb the treehouse – pretend to jump out of airplanes from the tree, roam around the neighborhood – field, woods, cemetery behind his house. If my dad wasn’t able to take us to Holiday Lake or the Appomattox River, Dale’s dad surely did. Dale had this minibike that we loved to take it around ‘the curve’ at this house. We venture down into the woods and find the remains of the local dump and find old wine bottles in great shape less the cork. We had our share of good times.. taking a minnow trap down to the creek to catch enough to go fishing. One day we got so scared when we found a snake in the trap…i believe his dad had to get that trap open. We got ourselves in trouble too…doing things we shouldn’t have….i believe it was mud cakes as cars….. We went to two different schools but most afternoons found time to meet…Doug Franklin and Buddy Baldwin probably could share even more times in the mix. As we got older, we went separate paths but Dale was always so wonderful to talk to in passing. Catching up on life’s journeys, family, and the latter years of the trials / tribulations of cancer. I shared a similar fate and we both used the same doctor and can say we both had great care given to us. At 59, Dale has left us too soon. Although it just seems like a few years ago of our childhood, Dale has left a mark in my history and as it sounds has done the same to others along the way. RIP Brother. One day we will meet again and take up with our conversation where we last left off. Until then, enjoy your union with our Saviour Jesus. Amen. Your Friend, Tony Williams, Pamplin, VA 07-20-2023

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