Russell G. Baldwin, age 88 of Leland passed away, Thursday, September 18, 2014 at the Lower Cape Fear Hospice LifeCareCenter.
Russell was a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and a proud veteran of the US Army Air Corps, serving during WWII. In his early life he served with NASA in Huntsville, Alabama and later with the Charlotte News and Observer. Russell was a member of Wilmington First Pentecostal Holiness Church, and lived in Leland for many years. Russell was instrumental in forming the Town of Leland over 25 years ago and served as the first Mayor of Leland.
Russell is survived by his brothers, Kent Baldwin and wife Verdie of Scott Hill, NC, and Larry Baldwin and wife Pauline of Siler City, NC., and a special friend Jennffer McMillan.
A memorial service will be held 1 PM Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Wilmington First Penetcostal Holiness Church, 29th and Chestnut Streets in Wilmington.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel, 525 Village Road, Leland, NC 28451 910.383.3511