Jeffrey Alan Baldwin
February 2, 1956 – April 5, 2021
Family and friends must say an early farewell to their beloved father, son, uncle, and grandfather, Jeffery Alan Baldwin, “Jeff”, who passed on April 5th, 2021 in Norman, OK. at the age of 65. Jeff was born on February 2nd, 1956 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Harry and Carol Baldwin. Jeff married Carol Jean Reynolds on March 28th, 2008. His family knew him as a kind, patient, driven individual who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams. In 1974, (75), Jeff enlisted in the United States Air Force with a MOS, (military occupational specialty) in Intelligence. After his enlistment was over, Jeff enrolled at UNM, (University of New Mexico) where he attained his bachelor’s degree and became an accomplished private investigator. He received his master’s in economics from OU, (The University of Oklahoma.) In 1982, Jeff accepted his commission from the United States Air Force as an Instructor Weapons Director Officer who trained new weapons officers for the 966th AWACS, (Airborne Warning and Control System). In 1988, Jeff resigned his commission and joined the Air-Force Reserves, under the division of the IMA, (Individual Mobilization Augmentee) and retired as a major on February 28th, 2019. Jeff loved to go for long runs and was passionate about books and helping others. He was an active and dedicated member of Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church. One of Jeff’s favorite hobbies was photography. He loved snapping pictures of his travels, but more importantly, he immensely enjoyed taking pictures of his family. Jeff cherished being the man behind the camera capturing photos and videos at family events and holidays. Jeff volunteered at shelters in Norman, serving food to those in need. Not only did he volunteer at shelters, but he also volunteered for the Noble Public library, promoting child literacy at Noble Public Schools. Jeff selected a Sequoyah book for each grade level. He went by the alias, “Library Jeff” which suited him well, since he was employed by the Noble Public Library since 2007 and used his love of photography to take pictures of the Children Sequoyah Books for the summer reading program. Jeff is survived by his mother, Carol Baldwin, of Albuquerque, New Mexico; wife, Carol J. Baldwin (Reynolds), children: Khristina Graham (Michael) of Del City, OK., Edward Peter (Lisa), Norman, OK., Janesiea Freeman, (Steven Lee) of Norman, OK., Jeremy Tew (Alisha) of Moore Ok., and Stephen Kessler of Norman, OK. Siblings: Brian Baldwin, (Joanie) and Jayne Gunckel (Bruce) of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Grandchildren: Miranda, Evan Lee, and Chandler Freeman, Ashlee Peter, Ethan and Brayden Walters, Hayden Tew, Ashton and Addyson Peter, Tyler Freeman, Evan Skyler Graham, and Scarlett Tew, great-grandchild: James Freeman, nieces and nephew: Amy Brenneman, Christopher Baldwin, Erin Maycumber, of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Jeff is preceded in death by his father, Harry Warner Baldwin of Albuquerque, New Mexico. A funeral is scheduled for April 22nd, 2021 at 10:00 at Saint Michael’s Episcopal Church located at 1601 W. Imhoff Rd, Norman, OK. 73072. With our deepest sympathies, due to COVID only family can attend Jeff’s funeral. We want to encourage Jeff’s friends and family members who cannot attend his service to go to the Primrose Funeral Service at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/funeral-homes/norman-ok/primrose-funeral-service/4954 and light a candle, send flowers as an amiable gesture for our loved one, or leave a heartfelt sympathy message to the family/ a loving memory about Jeff in the guestbook on this memorial page for Jeffery Alan Baldwin to show support.
Saint Michaels Episcopal Church