Eugene "Tex" Baldwin, Jr., son of Helen W. Patten and the late Eugene Baldwin, Sr., was born in Poplar Bluff on July 16, 1946, and died at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Muskogee, Okla., on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at the age of 64.
Tex had lived in Las Vegas, Nev., before moving to Tulsa, Okla., many years ago. He had worked as a composer, music producer and cameraman. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.
On Jan.15, 1978, he was married to Patricia Joe Anne Welsh in Tulsa, Okla.
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Baldwin of Tulsa, Okla.; mother, Helen Patton, past chief operator in Dexter at Southwestern Bell, and step-father, Gordon Patten of Tulsa, Okla.; one step-brother, Jeff Patten of Ft. Worth, Texas; three step-sisters, Jennifer Frist of Nashville, Tenn., Jan Shackelford of Skitook, Okla., Julie Sullivan of Oklahoma City, Okla. Other relatives and friends also survive.
He was preceded in death by one brother, Mitchell Daniel Fralick; and his maternal grandparents, Joe Clyde and Era Lee Lucius.
Visitation will be Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, after 11 a.m. at Watkins & Sons Funeral Service in Dexter.
Services will be held Monday, Sept. 27, 2010, at 1 p.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter with his cousin, the Rev. Mike Watkins of Dexter officiating.
Burial will follow in the Dexter Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.