John Craig Baldwin

John Craig Baldwin, 75, of W. Lafayette, Ind., died August 8, 2022 at the Indiana Veterans Home, West Lafayette, Ind.  He was born February 7, 1947 in Lebanon, Ind. to Cecil Schimmel and Sue (Younger) Cook.  John was adopted by Charles Baldwin.

John had lived in Indiana, Florida and most recently of Tennessee before moving to the Veteran Home.  He was a laborer, carpenter, carpet layer and owned a carpet store in Frankfort, John’s Carpet Country and Carpet Palace.  A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served from June 13, 1966 – June 12, 1968 during Vietnam.  John was a past member of the Frankfort Moose Lodge, was active in the American Legion in Tennessee and the NRA. He enjoyed fishing, being outdoors, caring for and riding his horse.

John is survived by his daughter:  Shannon (David) James of Dayton, brother, David Baldwin, step mother:  Joyce Schimmel, former wife:  Virginia Fisser, 5 grandchildren: Lexe, Ethen, Jesse, Elli and Laynie James. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral Service:

Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort.  Funeral services will begin at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to the VFW or American Legion.  Please visit, where you may leave a message for the family.