Donald E. Baldridge, of New Franklin, Dec. 3, 1943 — June 10, 2013

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 | 12:19 p.m. CDT

Donald E. Baldridge, of New Franklin, MO, passed away Monday June 10, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.

Services will be held at Memorial Funeral Home in Columbia, MO on Friday June 14, 2013. Visitation will be from 2:00pm to 3:00pm with services immediately following. Interment of ashes will be at a later date.

Don was born December 3rd, 1943 to John E. and Ruby Cole Baldridge, who preceded him in death. He married Emma Lee Twitchell on January 19th, 1963 and she survives in the home.

He worked for the University of Missouri as a mason for 18 years before starting his own HVAC / sheet metal business. He loved hunting, fishing and just being outdoors but above all he loved his family and they always came first with him.

Don is also survived by a daughter Tammy Lynn Cook and her husband Kenny, from Abilene, KS. A son Donald Scott Baldridge, his wife Shanna and their three children, Marlee, Lydia, and Adrian of Harrisburg, MO. Three brothers John Baldridge and his wife Anna Mae of Marshall, Jerry Baldridge of New Franklin, and James Baldridge and his wife Gloria of San Antonio, TX.

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