Robert W. Baldwin, Sr “Bobby”, age 76, of Keysville, VA, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2023. He was born in Keysville, VA on January 15, 1946. He was the son of the late Bennett Holt and Kathleen Wood Baldwin. He was also preceded in death by a step-daughter, Madeline Gearheart Mitchell.

Bobby was a member of Keysville United Methodist Church, attended Charlotte County Public Schools, Ferrum Jr. College, & Richmond Professional Institute. He also served in the U. S. Army Reserves, was a Charter Member of Charlotte Lions Club, Drummer in the Avantis Band & Show, and was past President of Briery Country Club.

Bobby worked for Nationwide Insurance, former owner/operator of the Slack Shack retail store, former Golf Course Superintendent/Golf Pro at Longwood Golf Course; and was the present Owner of Captain Bob’s Pilot Cars, LLC.

He enjoyed Golf, was an avid fisherman, playing music and dancing to beach music, great chef with his own original fish recipes & blue-ribbon potato salad.

He is survived by his wife Linda Beach Baldwin; Betty Sheldon Baldwin; a son, Robert W. Baldwin, Jr., (Beverly Bryant); two daughters, Beth Baldwin Ereio (Gregg) of Western Springs, IL., Kim Baldwin Berglie (Bill) of Centreville, VA; stepson, Fred “Ford” R. Gearheart, III (Jennifer); nine grandchildren,  Sarah Ereio, Natalie Ereio, Hannah Ereio, Rebecca Berglie, Alex Berglie, Ashley Mitchell Hanks, Emiley Grace Mitchell, Fred “Ace” R. Gearheart, IV, Vivian Reeves Gearheart; two great-grandchildren, Tristan Alexander Hanks and Raeghan Faye Hanks.

A celebration of life service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023, at 11 a.m., at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA.  Memorial contributions may be made to a charity/organization of your choice in lieu of flowers. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA is in charge of arrangements.



Condolence Messages

  1. Kristin Jordan

    17 January 2023 1 year ago

    Dear Rob & family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your dad . We were really looking forward to getting to know him better. He was so proud of you Rob, and told me that the last time he stopped by the job site. I know he will be missed by so many people.
    Peace and Comfort,
    Kristin Jordan

  2. Robbie D. Pryor

    17 January 2023 1 year ago

    so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to the family.
    Robbie D. Pryor

  3. Tracy Goodin

    17 January 2023 1 year ago

    Our prayers go out to Linda, Rob and family. He was my friend and neighbor and I will miss him very much! God bless.

  4. Sheila (chicken flag car) Honaker

    17 January 2023 1 year ago

    Captain Bob You will never be forgotten very few you can trust and believe will always remember your smiling face

  5. MARK Fears

    18 January 2023 1 year ago


  6. Linda Devin

    18 January 2023 1 year ago

    Prayers for peace. I am so sad to hear of “Captain Bob’s” passing. He had a kind easy going spirit about him and will be missed by many people in his business family.

  7. Angie and Robbie Overstreet

    18 January 2023 1 year ago

    Sending our deepest sympathy to Rob and family

  8. Jeanne Baldwin Carrington

    19 January 2023 1 year ago

    We are saddened to hear of Bobby’s death and pray that your family will find peace, solace and comfort during this time. My Mom and Carroll were fortunate to have you as neighbors and I enjoyed his exuberant character and hospitality through the years.
    Jeanne Baldwin Carrington and Lori B Kay

  9. Jim Bavely

    19 January 2023 1 year ago

    Deepest Condolences and Prayers for all of his family. Rest Easy my friend. His nick name for me was B Bo, I don’t know why but I’ll always remember.

Leave Your Condolence

Please share your message of condolence with the family, It will be visible to the public but your email address will not be published.

*Required Field