Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

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William Riley Tony Baldwin

Born: 12/11/1917

Died: 1/7/2006

Maiden Name: n/a

Honorific: n/a

William Riley Tony Baldwin, 88, of Kellyville, passed away January 7, 2006, in Sapulpa. The oldest of 11 children born to William and Carrie Davis, Tony was born December 11, 1917, in Krebs.

Tony was retired from Safeway where he had worked for 35 years as a meat cutter. He had lived in this area for the past 52 years. He served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He was a member of the Kellyville First United Methodist Church.

As a member of the Choctaw Tribe, Tony’s biggest pride was getting all of his family from great-great-grandparents, siblings, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren registered and on the rolls. He was very, very proud of his Indian heritage.

He was known to all his friends as a master gardener and was always available to help anyone with their own gardening questions and assistance. He fancied himself as a shade tree mechanic. Another favorite pastime was knitting slipper socks for friends, family and those in need. He had given away over 1,000 pair of his famous perfect socks.

Tony made dulcimers and loved playing his dulcimer and harmonica in his Country Church Band.

He was a member of the Tulsa Bowlers Hall of Fame, the Sapulpa Bowlers Hall of Fame, and Oklahoma Bowlers Hall of Fame.

William Riley Tony Baldwin