Jacob Samuel (Jake) Baldwin

January 21, 1987 - March 14, 2008

Jacob Samuel (Jake) Baldwin, age 21, of Plano, Texas passed away March 14, 2008. He was born January 21, 1987 in San Antonio, Texas to Sam Baldwin and Judy Rheam. Jacob was a 2005 graduate of Plano West High School. He is survived by his father and step-mother, Sam and Susan Baldwin of Plano, Texas; mother Judy Baldwin of Frisco, Texas; sister, Emily Baldwin of Plano, Texas; brother, Matthew Baldwin of Dallas, Texas; step-brothers, Ryan, Matthew and Trevor Marrs all of Plano, Texas; grandparents, John and Agnes Rheam of Wexford, Pennsylvania and Bill and Kay Whilden of Plano, Texas; aunt, Jackie & Dave Robbins of Uniontown, Ohio; uncles, Michael Rheam and his wife, Pam of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Ron Baldwin and his wife, Linda of Lincoln, Illinois and numerous other family members and friends. Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 17, 2008, in the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, Allen, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Sunday, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, Allen, Texas. Memorials may be made to Collin County Advocacy Center 2205 Los Rios Blvd. Plano, Texas 75074, 972-633-6600.

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Hi Sam, The management and staff of Nikko Electronics Bhd., Malaysia are sorry to learn of the death of Mister Jacob Samuel ( Jake ) Baldwin. We would like to convey our condolence to you and family. We are sure that you will all miss him very much, but life must go on. We can only pray that he is happy with the Lord, the Creator. Please take care. Best Regards Hayashi Nikko Electronics Bhd Hayashi Nikko Electronics Bhd, March 19, 2008 Sam and Family, All of my family's prayers and thoughts are with you in this time of sorrow. Last month close friends experienced the same tragic loss and there is no reason for such an experience. They have found comfort in sharing memories with family and friends of their son's youth. Remember Jacob as the loving son I am certain he was. Our thoughts are with you. Tom Strauss and Family Tom Strauss, March 18, 2008 Sam, Susan, and Family, I never had the chance to meet Jake, but I hear he was quite a guy. I am truly sorry for your loss and you are all in my prayers. Jason M Guthrie, March 18, 2008 Dear Sam and Family, My heartfelt sympathy goes out to all. While I never got to meet Jake, reading the notes from friends and family gave me a sense of what a great young man he was. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Jeff Goldstein, March 18, 2008 Sam, Susan, Matthew and family- Please accept my deepest sympathy during this very tragic time. My family has also experienced the untimely death of a child and my heart goes out to you all. Although I never met Jake, I know how very special he is to his older brother. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Elizabeth F Collins, March 18, 2008 Sam and family, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son, Jake. I pray that the Lord comforts you and your family during this difficult time. Marsha Cannonie Marsha Cannonie, March 18, 2008 Jake, We will all miss you greatly! You will always be part of our family at Toys, no matter where you are. Our thoughts are with you, and I wish I could come and say goodbye tomorrow. Love you! -Kristina Kristina Lynn Rice, March 17, 2008 Sam, Susan, Emily, & Matt, I had the opportunity to get to know Jake when he, Matt, & I would work the parties for Vegas Concepts. Although I didn't know him well, it was obvious he possessed that undeniable "Baldwin" gift for talking to complete strangers & making them feel comfortable in his presence. What a sad loss, not only for all of you, but also for everyone who will never have the chance to meet Jake. In deepest sorrow, Tip Tip Bransom, March 17, 2008 Sam and family,I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Dolores Wilkerson, March 17, 2008 Sam... It is just not fair. Our family too has suffered like this. The pain and emotion are indescribable. My heart aches for you now. I will pray that you and your family will get through this as best you can. One can never fully recover. Just think of the positive memories and times. God Bless. Take care of yourself. Jim Edwards, March 17, 2008 Our prayers are with you all that God may give you strength during this difficult time. We will pray too that the memories you have of Jake will bring comfort and joy to your hearts. Curtis & Melanie Rennels, March 17, 2008 Jacob, you will never be forgotten. My deepest condolences to your family for their loss. We all loss someone very special and unique, and now we will cherish your memory and remember all that made you great and somebody who was very dear to all of us. Kaivan Kanani, March 17, 2008 Jake, I never actually knew you, however I have never felt like I knew someone I have never met as I do you. My sister is Lindsay. She is absolutely head over heals for you Jake! She is totally devestated that you aren't here to be with her. Now, all I can do is pray for you. As a big sister I want to thank you. I know you and my sister didn't get to know each other for long, but she cared about you so much more then you can imagine. I think we could have been great friends. I pray that I will meet you some day and see who this great guy is that my sister cared for so much. Jake I pray that you stay with her and help her through this sad time. Hold her hand and bring her to peace. -In my thoughts and prayers, Ashley Merritt Ashley Brie Merritt, March 17, 2008 Sam and Susan our prayers are with you.If there is anything we can do please let us know.God bless you both and all your family members. Debbie Hawley, March 17, 2008 Dear Sam & Susan What do you say to parents who must face their child’s passing? Our hearts and minds cannot grasp the enormous impact this has on you and your family. We literally feel there is a hole in our hearts. We are so very sorry about Jake, and sincerely pray for God’s blessings for your family. With sincere condolences, John & Nancy Bryan John & Nancy Bryan, March 17, 2008 I see no higher purpose in Jake's departure. The thoughts and feelings exceed the ability to express them. My deepest sympathies to his family. I pray they rely on eachother and have faith in the time to come. Precious receptacle of our joys, Jake, I will miss you. Your friend, Jeremy. Jeremy S, March 17, 2008 Susan and Family- Our sympathy and prayers are with you. Dina and Dave Shirk, March 17, 2008 I'll miss you jacob you were a great guy and loved by many Brandon wayne smith, March 17, 2008 Jake and I spent many long hours working together during our tenure at Toys R Us. Jake was one of my favorite people to work with--not only for his energy but he was always able to make me laugh even at the most difficult of times. He was one of the most dependable people on my team. He was a leader and people listened when he spoke. He was loved by all who had the privilege of working with him--I loved him like one of my own children. My heart is aching tonight and will for days with his passing. He will be sadly missed by me and my memories of Toys will never be the same. Dean Chongris, March 16, 2008 We were shocked and very saddened to hear of the untimely death of Jake. He was like one of our own children to us. He, Emily, Bill and Scott spent many days and nights at our home together while they were growing up. They car pooled together and played sports together. They were together constantly. Jake even came to New Jersey to visit us one summer. What a sweatheart of a child! Last December Jake came to our house (after we moved back to Texas) and spent several hours talking to Buffy. It was like old times. We were looking forward to many more opportunities to see Jake, share in his life and watch him develop. It is extremely difficult expressing how deeply saddened we are for Jake and his family. Our thoughts are with them all at this very difficult time. We will miss Jake terribly. Bill & Buffy Nordlund Bill & Buffy Nordlund, March 16, 2008 Dear Sam and Susan, We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Jake was always a very respectful and considerate young man to us and we will remember him always. God bless you and your family. Best wishes, Max & Karen Max & Karen Kuentz, March 16, 2008 I worked with Jake for 2+ years at Toys R Us in Frisco. Jake was a joy to be around and got along with everyone that he came into contact with. Jake lived his life to the fullest and there was not anything that Jake could not do. Jake will be truly missed by all that knew and loved him. Jake wants to let everyone know that this is not goodbye.....it is see you later. He will be waiting to greet all of his family and dear friends with open arms in Heaven. Teel V Briggs, March 16, 2008 Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. Wayne and Cathy Cecil, March 16, 2008 My deepest sympathies for your loss. Gerald R Snow, March 16, 2008 May God comfort each one of you thru this time of great sorrow. Our prayers are with you. Love you Richard, Lesa, Samuel, Stephen, & Joan Mr. & Mrs. Richard, Lesa Ericson, March 16, 2008 Sam, Susan, Emily & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thought and my prayers. Linda Fowler Linda L Fowler, March 16, 2008 Sam and Susan, Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ron and Kally Ron and Kally Kitchings, March 16, 2008 Sam & Susan, we are deeply sorry for your loss. You will be in our hearts and prayers. God Bless Dave & Dianne King, March 16, 2008 Sam, Susan, Emily and Matthew, I just wanted you to know that your family is in my prayers during this very sad time. May God grant you peace and comfort in the days ahead. Sincerely, Kathy Lamb RMCF, Frisco Kathy Lamb, March 16, 2008 Sending sincere sympathy...you are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need us to help out at the lake with anything- just let us know. We love you Susan and Sam! Love, Carol & Allison & Claudio Carol & Allison Gillies, March 16, 2008 Jake you will be very missed by many many people...you were a great person inside and out! Love you and see you in heaven! Alyssa Cook, March 16, 2008 I have known Jake since elementary school and often he would walk me home. Jake was an amazing person and always put others before himself. Jake was passionate and caring in all that he did. Whenever we hung out, he was always the first to make me laugh or put a smile on my face. I often look back at all the pictures I have of us and feel thankful. I am so lucky to have met such a person, one who was a great listener and great friend. I will miss him and always remember him. I love you, Jake. Erica Anderson, March 16, 2008 Dear Susan and Sam, Our hearts go out to both of you and to your family in the loss of Jake. May God's grace and strength be with you both during this very difficult time. Keith and Julie Ohlen Julie Jordan Ohlen, March 16, 2008 Judy, I'm so very, very sorry for the loss of your precious son Jake. Please accept my deepest condolences. You & your family are in my prayers for God to cover you with comfort and peace. Hang on to your sweet memories in the darkest days. God bless you, Rosemary Rosemary Engle, March 15, 2008