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Joshua Lyn Baldwin, Age: 45
Nov 13, 1975 - Apr 18, 2021


Joshua Lyn Baldwin, born November 13 1975, of Lees Summit, MO was called home on Sunday April 18, 2021.  He was surrounded by family as he peacefully passed away in his home under hospice care after a difficult and courageous fight with cancer.  He is preceded in death by his mother, Gaylen Baldwin, his grandparents Joyce and John A. Hill Jr, and uncle John A. Hill III.


Josh grew up in Raytown Missouri and graduated from Raytown South High School in 1994.  In high school, he performed in many of the theater productions and was on the debate team.  He went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications from Drake University in 1998.  While in college, he served as RA of the dorm floor and started working in radio in Des Moines IA.  After college Josh, married his high school sweetheart, Trish on June 19, 1999 and moved to Lees Summit MO.   Josh worked in marketing as a copywriter, graphic designer, website designer and did social media content for a group of radio stations in Kansas City and later moving on to a local real estate company for over 20 years.


Josh was a family man who adored his kids and would do anything for his family.  He was a dance dad and even performed with his daughter in some of father daughter dances for recital.  He was active in scouts with his son and was inducted into the tribe of mic-o-say in the summer of 2020 as honorary warrior.  His hobbies included playing video games, watching movies with family, collecting batman comic books and action figures, and a master of trivia.


He is survived by his wife Patricia (Trish), his children Madison and Gavyn Baldwin, brother Jakobb Baldwin, aunt and uncle Diane and Jim DeLong, aunt Susan Hill and several cousins. 


A memorial service will be held at 1pm on Saturday April 24 2021 at Fairmount United Methodist Church, 2119 S Jackson Dr., Independence, MO.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be made to the National Kidney Foundation in Josh’s name. 


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Celebration of Life
Fairmount United Methodist Churck
2119 S Jackson Drive
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Apr 24 ,2021
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Deborah Hanlen Apr 20 ,2021

Second cousin ,Richland ,Washington

My heart goes out to you all for your loss and passing of Josh. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn his passing.

Judith West Iacofano Apr 21 ,2021

2nd Cousin ,Randolph Township, Portage County ,Ohio

We are sorry for your loss. God grant Josh Eternal Rest.

Ashley Brouillette Apr 22 ,2021

Madison's First Grade Teacher ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

Baldwin Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate this time. May you be surrounded by love and wonderful memories for a lifetime!

Larry Carter Apr 22 ,2021

School bus driver for Madison and Gavyn ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

This is my first year diving the bus so I have not known Gavyn and Madison very long. However, the character that both display says a lot about the their father. I'm sure he was very proud of them and the impact he had on them will be evident for many years to come. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time.

Hollie Zabroski Apr 23 ,2021

Madison's 4th grade teacher ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are continuously with you and for you. Josh was a wonderful father. Madison and Gavyn you are amazing. Know that you are always loved!

Tracy Walker Apr 24 ,2021

Neighbor ,Lee's Summit ,Missouri

I am truly sorry that your Family is experiencing such a monumental loss. I wished I knew Josh better.I am blessed to know Gavyn and Maddie & Trish. You all are amazing people and Josh's spirit will live through each of you. Sending Prayers.

Heather and Curtis Boswell Apr 24 ,2021

Troop 220 (Declan and Carson Boswell) ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

So incredibly sorry for your loss. Prayers during this very tough time.

Kendell Hale May 05 ,2021

Working ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Sorry this is coming late, but wanted to offer my sincere condolences for you loss. Will be praying for you and your family in this super hard time.