Kent W. Baldwin

Born in Baltimore, MD on May 17, 1946

Departed on April 7, 2019 and resided in Nashville, TN

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Kent W. Baldwin, age 72, of Nashville passed away April 7, 2019. He was born May 17, 1946 in Baltimore, MD to the late, Alton Lee and Katherine Sawyer Baldwin. Kent is also preceded in death by his son, Kent Baldwin II.

He came to Nashville in 1969 and started BEMS Inc. He was a master hand engraver of jewelry and precious metals. He engraved for sitting presidents, Vanderbilt, Iroquois Steeplechase, ZZ Top and his work is displayed in local museums.

Kent is survived by his daughter, Danielle Baldwin Franklin; grandson, Chance Aeric Story; granddaughter, Alexandra Noel Franklin; grandson, Race Dylan Smith; granddaughter, Rachel Paige Smith; brother, Ellis “Ditty” Baldwin; brother, Rodney “Butch” Baldwin; weiner dog, Fluke.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. – 12 Noon Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Harpeth Hills Funeral Home. A life celebration memorial service will be held Saturday at 12 Noon in the Chapel. A private inurnment will follow at a later date.

9 Comments to Kent W. Baldwin

  1. Kim Overcash
    April 10, 2019 6:58 am

    Danielle: We are praying for you at this difficult time. With our deepest sympathy. Love you very much. Peace blessings and healing for your heart. You dad is at peace

  2. Mom
    April 10, 2019 8:23 am

    Danielle,Chance,Alex,Paige and Race: I’m praying for all of you at this difficult time. I thank God that I had the time that Kent and I were together because I would not have any of you. Just remember even though Kent and I were not together anymore we became friends again the last few years of his life. I will miss him in my life.

  3. Tracy Stolins
    April 10, 2019 12:19 pm

    Danielle, Everyone is in our prayers during this difficult time, especially you. How my father (Ditty) wishes he could be there, to say goodbye to his brother, but age does not allow. Your father meant the world to my parents. The story’s they tell. We will cherish them forever. May God bring you peace during this difficult time. May your memories always bring joy to your heart & comfort to your soul. We LOVE you. xoxox

  4. Bill Noss
    April 10, 2019 5:43 pm

    I have many great memories of Kent. I know it is hard to lose such a great man, who lived life his way, and loved his craft and his family and friends.

  5. Chris Fatzinger
    April 10, 2019 7:35 pm

    You know we love you, Little One! We’ll be here to provide any and all help you need.

  6. Debbie Wilson
    April 11, 2019 12:09 pm

    Danielle, I was so sad when you called but that resolved a little bit when I started remembering your Dad’s quick, albeit somewhat irreverent, sense of humor. He was an amazing man and I am certain that he and his ATL buddy are sipping on Grand Mariner right about now. Take comfort in knowing that he is at peace and out of pain and struggle. Prayers that your heart will heal, and know that the Lord is with you. With love, Debbie

  7. Betty
    April 12, 2019 6:09 am

    Danielle, thank you so much for letting me know. I have thought of him often and the dog I knew as poo😢. We had some good times which I choose only to remember . I have and will always miss him. You are in my thoughts and prayers .

  8. Debbie Baldwin Johnson
    April 12, 2019 6:54 pm

    Fly High Uncle Kent love your niece Debbie and family.
    Danielle know I am with your in these Hard times. Sending deepest sympathy to you all

  9. Lisa Bradley & Joe Doyle
    May 29, 2019 10:42 am

    We loved this man, he was truly uniquely talented and will be missed. Lisa & Joe

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