Lt. Col. David Wayne Baldwin Sr., USMC, Retired, 75, of Morehead City, passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Carteret Health Care.
His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Munden Funeral Home in Morehead City, NC. A graveside service, with military honors, will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9, 2020 at Fairfax Memorial Park in Fairfax, Virginia.
Mr. Baldwin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on January 17, 1945. He graduated from Bishop Kinney High School in Jacksonville, Florida in 1963. Mr. Baldwin studied at the University of South Florida, entering the Marine Corps as a 2LT upon graduation in 1967.
Receiving his designation as a Naval Aviator, Mr. Baldwin deployed to Vietnam as a member of HMM-364, the famed “Purple Foxes” and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for valor in combat. A notable assignment in the Marine Corps was his tour as a Presidential Aircraft Commander at HMX-1, flying Presidents Ford and Carter. He retired after a 20-year career as a LtCol in 1987.
Never one to sit still, Mr. Baldwin went to Marymount University upon his retirement to obtain his M.B.A. He founded a defense contracting company, LTM INC., of which he remained the Chairman until his death.
Mr. Baldwin was a devoted husband and a loving father and grandfather. He was happiest spending time with his grandchildren and known as a generous soul to all who knew him.
Mr. Baldwin is survived by his loving wife, Lee Ann Baldwin; daughter, Nicole Baldwin Piccini and her husband Tony of Morehead City; sons, David Wayne Baldwin Jr. and wife Kristen of Los Angeles, CA and Paul Mansel Baldwin and partner William Cliff Brown of Washington, DC; brother, Jeremiah J. Baldwin of Everett, WA; and grandchildren, Anthony Paul Piccini, Evelyn Paige Baldwin, Trey David Piccini and Michael David Baldwin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry R. Baldwin and Betty L. Baldwin and brother, George Baldwin.
The family will receive friends from 1p.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Munden Funeral Home.
Flowers are welcome, or memorial donations may be sent to the Nursing Scholarship Fund at Carteret Healthcare Foundation, 3500 Arendell St., Morehead City, NC 28557, please notate on the check “In Memory of David W. Baldwin” or donations can be submitted online at www.carterethealth.org/giving.
Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at www.mundenfuneralhome.net
Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory in Morehead City, NC.
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