Ray D. Baldwin, 74, of Williamsburg, KY passed away on April 13, 2012 at the University of TN Medical Center in Knoxville.
An attorney in private practice for many years in Williamsburg, Ray was most recently retired as Cabinet Attorney for Health and Family Services for the State of KY.
Ray was born in Laurel, MS, son of the late Pat H. and Myrtis Baldwin. He graduated from Gardner High School in Laurel and earned a BA in Political Science from MS State University. Ray went on to earn his law degree, J.D., from The University of MS, and later followed with an advanced Master of Laws degree, LL.M. He began his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation where he worked as an agent for several years. Following the FBI, Ray went into private practice in MS, then in the late 1960s, moved to Williamsburg to teach at Cumberland College (now University of the Cumberlands). Later he opened a law office in Williamsburg, and other than a brief stint teaching at Mesa College in Grand Junction, CO in the 1980s, has called Williamsburg home for over 40 years.
Ray had many hobbies and especially enjoyed amateur radio. He maintained a HAM license most of his adult life. Ray loved the law. He took pride in mentoring others and had a quick wit.
In addition to his parents, Ray was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Chadwell Baldwin.
He is survived by his daughter, Allison Dunn of Marietta, GA and husband, Daryl; grandchildren, Austin, Amber, and Alex Dunn also of Marietta; brother James P. (Jim) Baldwin and wife, Mary (Bebe) of Laurel, MS; nephews, Pat Baldwin of Madison, MS.; Dan Baldwin and wife, Ginger of Pawtucket, RI; Robert Baldwin of Cary, NC; and niece Joyce Roberts and husband, Mike of Birmingham, AL.
Visitation will be after 6:00 P.M. Monday, April 16, 2012 at Croley Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Dunston officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Croley Addition of Highland Park Cemetery in Williamsburg.