Dr. Deane Gerald Baldwin
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Francis A. Allen School for Exceptional Children, 824 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72205 or a charity of your choice.

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“when I was born at 6 weeks on April 15 1967 he told my parents to call in the family, he said he is a fighter and if he makes it he will be ok. well...Read More »
1 of 87 | Posted by: eric edward evans - berryville, AR

“You gave me my first glimpse in the private practice of pediatrics and Thank you for the opportunity and wisdom that I received. Thanks FLEA I...Read More »
2 of 87 | Posted by: Lisa Cosgrove - Cocoa Beach, FL

“dr. baldwin was both of my girls doctor and he was totally amazing. i always said we needed more doctors like him. this past Christmas we ran into...Read More »
3 of 87 | Posted by: cassandra hackett - little rock, AR

“It was so very hard reading my favorite doc has passed away. I had asked him just last year if he was retiring-he just laughed at me as usual. I'm 52...Read More »
4 of 87 | Posted by: Suzanne Mourning Carr - AR

“It was so very hard reading my favorite dic has passed away. I had asked him just last year if he was retiring-he just laughed at me as usual. I'm 52...Read More »
5 of 87 | Posted by: Suzanne Mourning Carr

“Judy and all of the family. Deane (Flea) was a favorite of all the class. I was hoping to see him at our 55th reunion. I am glad a caring nurse...Read More »
6 of 87 | Posted by: Jeanne R Bonar, MD - Anchorage, AK

“Dr. Baldwin was a god sent in my life. I met him when I had a four year old little boy, and eight months pregnant with my other son. I had concerns...Read More »
7 of 87 | Posted by: Stacey Grice - Cabot, AR

“I just found out today about Dr. Baldwins passing, it makes me so very sad. I grew up going to Dr. Baldwin, he was always so amazing and caring. I...Read More »
8 of 87 | Posted by: Tiffany Graves - Little Rock, AR

“Judy, George, in particular, has many fond memories from medical school days with Jerry and Larry. I knew him as a pediatrician as my sister took...Read More »
9 of 87 | Posted by: George and Peggy Brenner - AR

“I am so sorry to hear Dr. Baldwin has passed on...he was a fine colleague and caring person with a heart for kids with special needs, and helped me...Read More »
10 of 87 | Posted by: Vikki Stefans - Little Rock, AR

“Judy, we recently learned of Jerry's going home. Thinking of you during this time of sorrow. I have known Dr. Baldwin in different capacities for...Read More »
11 of 87 | Posted by: Linda & Jerry Geddes - Maumelle, AR

“I remember my Mom taking me to see Dr. Baldwin as a child when his office was across the street from Catholic High. While we were waiting I would...Read More »
12 of 87 | Posted by: Judy Carol Zorn - AR - Patient

“My son & daughter used him as they was growing up. He was a very good doctor. My kids loved him. My niece & nephew started using him & they really...Read More »
13 of 87 | Posted by: Krystal Lee - Little Rock, AR

“Dr. Baldwin was a wonderful pediatrician! He was a comfort to both his patients and their parents. I will always remember him reassuring me, as a...Read More »
14 of 87 | Posted by: Melody Adams - Sherwood, AR

“I spent a lot of time at Dr. Baldwin's office growing up, but even when sick I was never fearful of being there. He was such a great pediatrician and...Read More »
15 of 87 | Posted by: Mike Stephens - Maumelle, AR

“I send my sympathy to Mrs. Baldwin and all the girls. I have such fond memories of Dr. Baldwin and your family. I know you will miss him dearly. ...Read More »
16 of 87 | Posted by: Vicki Minor Hil - Bismarck, AR

“God bless the family during this difficult time. Deane will be missed greatly! He was such a warm, outgoing, funny man who we all adored. Jimmy...Read More »
17 of 87 | Posted by: Dr. and Mrs. Jimmy Hagler - AR

“Deane was a long time friend from high school days. He was our daughter's pediatrician until she was 18 years old and she thought Dr. Deane hung the...Read More »
18 of 87 | Posted by: Fred and Barbara Clark - AR

“Dean was a colleague and friend who always had a smile. He was kind enough to allow me to share in the care of some of his patients. His patients...Read More »
19 of 87 | Posted by: Joe B Colclasure - Little Rock, AR

“I am 46 years old, but have vivid memories of Dr. Baldwin as my pediatrician. He was truly a great man. God Bless this family. ”
20 of 87 | Posted by: Christy Stringer Darrington - AR

“Dr.baldwin loved what he was called to do. And he was great at it. Myself and my family will miss him. Will be praying for the family. My God heal...Read More »
21 of 87 | Posted by: The McGee family

“Dr. Baldwin was my pediatrician until I turned 18, and I have never had a physician that I loved more and thought so highly of. He was a wonderful...Read More »
22 of 87 | Posted by: Priscilla Jackson Smith - KY

“OH how you will be missed. I remember running up to you in the mall asking you to please take one more patient bc noe one could take care of my...Read More »
23 of 87 | Posted by: Melissa (Clark) Norwood - AR

“There were customers I was glad to see for business. There were customers I was simply glad to see. Doc always added special color. ”
24 of 87 | Posted by: Ed Hoffman - Alexander, AR

“How lucky was this world to have a soul like Dr. Deane Baldwin come into it and bless so many with his goodness! The first time that I was lucky...Read More »
25 of 87 | Posted by: Lana & Jim Bienvenu - AR

“Judith, You are in our thoughts and prayers.What wonderful memories we all have of Dr. Baldwin. Tommy and Louise Myrick ”
26 of 87 | Posted by: Tommy and Louise Myrick - AR

“The Baldwin Family: May God Bless and keeep you at this time of loss! Reg Rogers Catholic High Class of 1977 ”
27 of 87 | Posted by: Reginald Rogers - Little Rock, AR

“In my 44 years in academia and the medical fields, Deane was without a doubt the most caring and compassionate doctor that I have had the privilege...Read More »
28 of 87 | Posted by: Larry Henderson

“Just hear of Jerry's passing. I never remember him not smiling - always a kind word. Many years ago I would see him at the Carmack's at each...Read More »
29 of 87 | Posted by: Patrick Carmack and family - CO

“Dr. Baldwin was a great pediatrician. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and collegues at this time. Dr. Richard F. Jacobs and the...Read More »
30 of 87 | Posted by: Richard F. Jacobs, MD - AR

“A great doctor and friend! He will be missed. ”
31 of 87 | Posted by: JOHN AND ANNETTE KAGY

“Judy - So sorry to hear of Deane's death. He was a wonderful example of a caring Pediatrician. I hope you and family are doing well. You are in my...Read More »
32 of 87 | Posted by: Binnie Owings - Maumelle, AR

“He will be sorely missed by all the Sangster family; especially Jack, Justin and Jay. ”
33 of 87 | Posted by: John Sangster - Little Rock, AR

“Dr Baldwin was a gentle spirit. He was both of my children's peditrician (now 31 and 26) and I always knew they were in good hands when they went to...Read More »
34 of 87 | Posted by: Ginger Hicks - Maumelle, AR

“Your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. I knew Dr. Baldwin when I worked as a nurse technician in the ICN and later as a...Read More »
35 of 87 | Posted by: Becky Lamb - Cabot, AR - Friend

“My prayers go out to your family. He was such a great doctor and friend to the Maginn family. He saw three generations of Maginns to maturity. He...Read More »
36 of 87 | Posted by: Missy Maginn-Vancil - Little Rock, AR

“Dr Balwin with his wonderful smile and caring manner will be missed. I, as a CPA, worked with Dean on a difficult trust matter that once resolved...Read More »
37 of 87 | Posted by: KIRK O. FURR - LITTLE ROCK, AR

“I was so sadden to hear of Dr. Baldwin's passing. He not only cared for myself he also cared for both my daughters. He saved my youngest daughters...Read More »
38 of 87 | Posted by: Deborah Lawrence - Benton, AR

“We were so sorry to hear that Dr. Baldwin had passed. I wanted to say that he was like a beacon in the night for me & my son. All the other Drs...Read More »
39 of 87 | Posted by: Deanna Stafford - Mabelvale, AR

“Dr. Baldwin has been my families pediatrician not only for my children but for my brother and I. I recall that Dr. Baldwin told my brother and I that...Read More »
40 of 87 | Posted by: James Brian Stewart - Little Rock, AR

“Judy, So sorry to hear of your loss. We will always remember Deane for taking such good care of our children. Our prayers are with you and family. ...Read More »
41 of 87 | Posted by: John Selig - Mountain Home, AR

“I am so sorry for your loss, Your husband and father touched so many peoples lives I don't think we will ever know just how many. All my children...Read More »
42 of 87 | Posted by: Lisa Charette - Little Rock, AR

“I am so sad to hear of the passing of Dr. Baldwin. He will be greatly missed and always loved. I went to Mt. St. Mary's Elementary with Gretchen...Read More »
43 of 87 | Posted by: Frances "Cherie Myers" Gresham - AR

“Judy, Ever since we heard of Jerry's illness, both of you have been in our prayers. Your family will continue to be in our prayers. I always...Read More »
44 of 87 | Posted by: Jim & Bonnie Fulks - Maumelle, AR

“Dr. Baldwin will forever be in my heart. It was truly a blessing to meet him and have him as my daughter's doctor. He was one of a kind! He always...Read More »
45 of 87 | Posted by: Staci Konrad Broach - AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dr. Baldwin was a wonderful man who helped many families over the years. Although it's been a long time...Read More »
46 of 87 | Posted by: Dee Dee Myers Forsythe - Rogers, AR

“Deane was absolutely wonderful and just fun to be around - you just had to love Deane Baldwin. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Bladwin family. ”
47 of 87 | Posted by: Scotty & Carol Freebairn - AR

“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Dr.Baldwin was a wonderful pediatrician and friend. He was my sons pediatrician and also my 3...Read More »
48 of 87 | Posted by: Kathy Simmons - Des Arc, AR

“When I first met Dr. Baldwin we were schoolmates at Arkansas State Teachers College. As I recall he had a nickname; "Flea." How he got this I don't...Read More »
49 of 87 | Posted by: Guy Ransom - Jonesboro, AR

“Lots of love & prayers for your family. You will be greatly missed. ”
50 of 87 | Posted by: The Oaklawn Club Staff - AR

“Doctor Baldwin always made my son and me smile! My son is now 35 years old! Dr. Baldwin never failed to recognize us and even remember our names as...Read More »
51 of 87 | Posted by: Carol Trickey Smith - Little Rock, AR

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Baldwin Family. A great man has left his earthly home. Dr. Baldwin will be greatly missed. He has touched so...Read More »
52 of 87 | Posted by: Angel Cuffel - Little Rock, AR

“Doc Baldwin has been in and out of our lives as we have sought help for our special needs son for many years. We always trusted and respected him and...Read More »
53 of 87 | Posted by: Kent & Shirley Brewster

“The picture of Dean in the obit expressed so well the joy that made me feel better before he ever said a word. If ever there was a prototype of the...Read More »
54 of 87 | Posted by: David Mckelvey - Little Rock, AR

“All my love to you and yours. I am very sorry my family and I can't make Uncle Gerry's service in person, but please know you are all always in our...Read More »
55 of 87 | Posted by: Rachel (Krugh) Strange - AL

“Ms. Judy, Leslie, Amy, Lauren,and Gretchen, My heart is saddened because I know your hearts are sad.. I will forever have fond memories of your...Read More »
56 of 87 | Posted by: Blake Harrison - Lonoke

“Judy & Family My deepest condolences on your loss of wonderful Deane. He was much loved by his patients & class-mates. We will all miss him very...Read More »
57 of 87 | Posted by: Douglas Young, M.D. - Conway, AR

“I was so sad to hear of Deane's passng. He was a cheerful and great advocate for children, especially the handicapped. Always dapper and amusing and...Read More »
58 of 87 | Posted by: Stephen Bates - Jonesboro, AR

“Mrs. Baldwin and girls I am so saddened to hear of Dr. Baldwin's passing. This world has lost a kind and caring "gentle" gentleman and physician....Read More »
59 of 87 | Posted by: Norma Calhoun - Benton, AR

“I sold pharmaceuticals and called on Dr. Baldwin for many years. He might had been small in stature but a giant of a man in heart and professionalism...Read More »
60 of 87 | Posted by: Dale Emmerling - Little Rock, AR

“My friend Wanda Torbett of Little Rock called me this morning in Dallas after seeing Dr. Baldwin's obituary in the Little rock paper. We both took...Read More »
61 of 87 | Posted by: Margie (Mrs. Judson) Bryan - TX

“I'm sorry to hear of Dr. Baldwin's passing. Both of my sons were patients of his for 10+ years, starting at birth. He was a very kind man & you could...Read More »
62 of 87 | Posted by: Tammy Sakall - Benton, AR

“Dr. Baldwin was mine and my sisters Peditrican for many years. I always loved those crazy plaid pants he always wore in the clinc. He was such a...Read More »
63 of 87 | Posted by: Lisa Dunn Etheredge - Cabot, AR

“I'm sorry to hear of Dr. Baldwin's passing. He was my pediatrician growing up and I have fond memories of him. ”
64 of 87 | Posted by: Jennifer Norton Weil - Hoboken, NJ

“I was very sad to hear about the passing of Dr. Baldwin. He was the one person who figured out I had a brain disorder when I was very young when no...Read More »
65 of 87 | Posted by: Matthew Gray

“We are heartbroken at the passing of Dr. Baldwin! There were days I couldn't have made it without his help. My youngest son Kole who has severe ADHD...Read More »
66 of 87 | Posted by: Kala Swaims

“You can often tell the greatness of a man by the children he's raised. And he raised some of the finest ladies in the state! My deepest sympathies. ...Read More »
67 of 87 | Posted by: Stewart McGehee - Little Rock, AR

“What a kind and personable man. He took such good care of our children. My prayers are with your family. ”
68 of 87 | Posted by: Fae Rowand Seay - Maumelle, AR

“I was heartbroken to hear of Dr. Baldwin's passing. He was my daughter's doctor all of her life (she's 19 now) & I trusted no one else like I trusted...Read More »
69 of 87 | Posted by: Tabatha Corder - Mabelvale, AR

“I will certainly miss Dr. Baldwin. He was my doctor growning up and when I had my son I chose him to take care of him growing up. I loved him like...Read More »
70 of 87 | Posted by: Nancy Pearlstein - Little Rock, AR

“I am heartbroken by the passing of Dr. Baldwin. Praying for God's comfort during this very sad time. ”
71 of 87 | Posted by: Lisa - Vilonia, AR

“I am heartbroken over the loss of Dr. Baldwin. Without him, we would not have received the diagnosis and treatment so needed for our daughter. ...Read More »
72 of 87 | Posted by: Laura Hamilton - Maumelle, AR

“I am really sorry to hear about Dr. Baldwin's passing. I was glad he could be my doctor for several years. He always made me smile. I will miss...Read More »
73 of 87 | Posted by: Mack Cook III - Little Rock, AR

“I will always have the highest regards for your father. He was such a gentle man. He was also so carrying with my son's and all there heart issues. I...Read More »
74 of 87 | Posted by: Pauletta Baldwin Andrews - AR

“Deane was such a marvelous, faith-filled,whole human being, above all else...but a fine physician, and dear friend. Before being ordained a minister,...Read More »
75 of 87 | Posted by: Rev. Ann W. Young - Davidson, NC

“Dr. baldwin was the kindest, most gracious Doctor I have ever known in my life. My dad, Richard Rideout, was in the Arkansas National Guard with him...Read More »
76 of 87 | Posted by: Donna and Milton Faulkner - AR

“Judy, I want to extend Marcella's and my condolences to you and all of your family. Deane was always a joy to be around...whether we were at the...Read More »
77 of 87 | Posted by: Marvin G. Dalla Rosa - AR

“Leslie, I remember biking over to your house in the summer and meeting your father. He was charming and gracious. I am holding you and your family...Read More »
78 of 87 | Posted by: Malcolm Campbell - Davidson, NC

“Both my daughters were patients of Dr. Baldwin. My oldest (Lauren) was 17 years old in 2006, when she went to see him for bronchitis. Dr. Baldwin...Read More »
79 of 87 | Posted by: Lisa Crook - Benton, AR - mother

“Much love and many prayers to you Leslie and your family. ”
80 of 87 | Posted by: Gina Jacuzzi - Memphis, TN

“My deepest sympathies to the family of this wonderful man. He was my doctor as a baby until I was 18 or 19 yrs and the most caring doctor I ever...Read More »
81 of 87 | Posted by: Denise Truelove - Sulphur Rock, AR

“Lauren, your dad was simply "the best". He loved what he did and it showed in the way he took care of his patients. You and your family are in our...Read More »
82 of 87 | Posted by: Lisa Warden

“Gretchen and Lauren (and all the Baldwins): I was sorry to here of your dad's death today. I much enjoyed being your neighbor growing up and your...Read More »
83 of 87 | Posted by: Michael Bailey - Bryant, AR

“Sending my love and condolences to Dr. Baldwin's family. He was my doctor as a child and probably is the reason that I am NOT that scared of needles...Read More »
84 of 87 | Posted by: Astin Benedetto - Vernon, NJ

“Dr Baldwin was a gem when it came to kids. 23 years ago he started treating my oldest son and I blessed him with 2 more. My youngest Kyle (17 now)...Read More »
85 of 87 | Posted by: Frances Grimmett Bates - AR

“Dr. Baldwin was loved and will be missed by so many that he served and helped during his lifetime, but I know he will be missed the most by his...Read More »
86 of 87 | Posted by: Iboo Miller - Little Rock, AR

“Deane was anintern on the Pediatric service when I was a resident. I have known Deane a very long time and have always considered him a very good...Read More »
87 of 87 | Posted by: Dr. Frank Stroope - Little Rock, AR


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Dr. Deane Gerald Baldwin of Little Rock was born March 19, 1932, in Huntsville, Arkansas, on a cold March night, -to Deane Chester Baldwin and Margaret Carmack Baldwin.

Since the baby weighed less than three pounds at birth, the country doctor laid the baby aside to save the young mother. An attending nurse, detecting signs of life, warmed the baby, Deane, in an oven and he lived until February 25, 2013, approaching the age of 81 years.

He graduated from Catholic High School in Little Rock, University of Central Arkansas, in Conway, The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and the University of Arkansas Medical School. He was a much beloved pediatrician in Little Rock, founding, with two other pediatricians, The Little Rock Pediatric Clinic.

In 1958 Dr. Baldwin married Judith Garrett, who survives him. This union produced four daughters: Gretchen Lynnwood (Arthur Hall), Lauren Elizabeth (John Andrew Agar), Anne-Leslie Baldwin and Amy Susan Baldwin. Dr and Mrs. Baldwin have four granddaughters: Holly Elizabeth Hall, Ellen Garrett Simpson, Leslie Allen Lasiter, and Elizabeth Hannah Lasiter. He is also survived by his aunt, Mrs. Helen Reeves of North Little Rock, Arkansas and her family.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Holy Souls Church, Tyler & I Streets, Little Rock at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 with Fr. Phillip Reaves as celebrant. A Rosary will precede the celebration of the Mass at 9:30 a.m. at the church. Dr. Baldwin has chosen to be cremated, with a private family interment. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Francis A. Allen School for Exceptional Children, 824 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72205 or a charity of your choice.