William "Bill" Baldwin
November 27, 1966 – November 20, 2021
William Ray Baldwin 54, (Bill), died peacefully on Saturday, November 20, 2021, after a three-year battle with colorectal cancer. Bill was born in El Paso, Texas on November 27, 1966, to Larry and Bonnie Baldwin. He attended Eastwood Knolls School and later Eastwood High School where he enjoyed performing in the choir, known as the Cavaliers for four years. Even though Bill did not enjoy education, he loved performing in the choir, learning about cars as well as developing a love for cooking. Bill went on to attend UTEP studying graphic design, as well as developing an interest in sculpture, painting and ceramic work.
Midway through college, Bill had a serious talk with his grandfather, T.D. Baldwin about becoming a barber. Bill reluctantly agreed with his grandfather to quit school, and attended the El Pipo Academy of Hair Design, where he hoped to meet many girls. Eventually, Bill concentrated more on his cutting skills and left the female prospects at the Academy. Upon graduation from the Academy, Bill began his 32 year career at Baldwin’s Barber Shop. During that time, he made many lifelong friends, always making one feel they were his best. Bill, never took for granted the generosity, love and loyalty of all his clients. Throughout his lifetime, Bill had three loves: Family, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and his love for anything associated with World War II, especially airplanes. Bill and his son Atticus volunteered at The War Eagles Air Museum in Santa Teresa, NM, during the last year of his life.
Bill is survived by his wife Kelly and son Atticus of El Paso, TX. He is also survived by his parents, Larry and Bonnie Baldwin, his mother-in-law Cheri McFarlin (Larry), his father-in-law Steve Jones (Guylene) all of El Paso, TX. Sisters Janelle Gonzalez (Armando), children Savannah and Jaden Gonzalez of Salem, NJ and sister Carrie Myers (Frank), children Sabrina and twins Anastasia and Arabella all of Springhouse, PA. Also survived by sister-in-law Wendy Bloss (Leigh) of El Paso, TX, children Justin (Allison), Lauren, Avery Bloss. Bill is also survived by numerous extended family members.
Services will be held at First Baptist Church of El Paso at 805 Montana on Friday, December 3rd at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice of El Paso, 1440 Miracle Way, 79925, or a Charity of your choice.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MartinFuneralHomeWest.com for the Baldwin family.
- Kelly Baldwin, Wife
- Atticus Baldwin, Son
- Larry Baldwin, Father
- Bonnie Baldwin, Mother
- Janelle Gonzalez (Armando), Sister
- Carrie Myers (Frank), Sister
- Cheri McFarlin (Larry), Mother-in-law
- Steve Jones (Guylene), Father-in-law
- Bill is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Savannah and Jaden Gonzalez of Salem, NJ; Sabrina and twins Anastasia and Arabella all of Springhouse, PA. Also survived by sister-in-law Wendy Boss (Leigh) of El Paso, TX, children Justin (Allison), Lauren, Avery Bloss. Bill is also survived by numerous extended family members.
Hospice of El Paso
1440 Miracle Way, El Paso, Texas 79925
First Baptist Church of El Paso
William "Bill" Baldwin
December 2, 2021
Bill was an outstanding young man. He was my barber and more importantly my friend. He was very intelligent and knew how to get along with all personality types.
He loved his family dearly and was very proud of his wife Kelly and son Atticus.
He was a real warrior in his battle with cancer and didn't complain. Was willing to accept the outcome.
He will be greatly missed by many.
God Bless you Bill and I know you are enjoying Heaven.
December 1, 2021
In behalf of the Navarrete family, I extend my deepest condolences to the entire Baldwin family for your great loss. My thoughts & prayers go out to the family in this time of sorrow & reflection.
November 29, 2021
My deepest condolences to the family and my prayers are with you at this time. My father, Sonny Garcia, developed a friendship with Billy during haircut sessions. He shared his personal battle with cancer with Billy and they developed a special bond. I know that my father and Billy are now resting together in the hands of the Lord. I can see them recounting stories together. I thank the Lord for giving my father such a special friend, but most of all, I am thankful that my father was there to greet Billy at the gates of Heaven. I ask the Lord to give Billy’s loved ones strength, peace, and recovery during this time.
With all my love and respect,
November 28, 2021
Bill I can still see Nathan and Atticus as little boys - the Mayors of Camelot !!! God Bless you my friend-thank you for giving my family a little piece of your heart. We will miss you. Nathan and Mark
Vona Van Cleef
November 26, 2021
Rich and I will always remember Bill as our grandson's father, the parent Atticus cried for as a toddler and young child when he was hurt, scared, or sick. He knew he could count on his daddy to come. We will miss him!
November 22, 2021
What a wonderful friend and an inspiration Bill has been in my life! Anytime we'd talk, it was so enjoyable. Bill always had a great story to share to brighten up the day... he had such a kind and gentle soul with a heart of gold!
It has been both a blessing and a sincere honor to have known Bill. I have learned so much from him, his kindness and wonderful personality will never be forgotten!
You have had such a positive impact in my life, may your great memory live on forever.
I know that you're in comfort now with the Lord. Rest in peace my good friend.