Joseph Timothy Baldree Jr, 93, of Blackfoot, passed away Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at the Bingham Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 7, 1919 in Farmville, North Carolina, to Joseph Timothy and Nancy Horton Joyner Baldree. Joe was raised and attended school in Farmville, North Carolina. He has lived in various places in North Carolina, Blackfoot and Salmon.
Joe enlisted in the Army in 1943, during World War II with 5 children at home, he served in Rhineland, Northern France and Normandy Beach. He was honorably discharged in 1945 after being wounded.
On June 7, 1956 he married his sweetheart, Anna Mae Johnson in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple.
Joe was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has served in two bishoprics, in the Young Men’s program, as scout leader for many years and as a door greeter in the Groveland 2nd Ward, which was his favorite calling. Joe and Anna served a mission to the Southwestern Arizona Mission.
Joe was an electrician for years,;he worked at State Hospital South and Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds. He also ran his own electrical contractor business in Blackfoot and in Salmon.
He loved baseball, wrestling and horseback elk hunting in Selway and Salmon every year. He coached baseball for little league and for the church, and loved every minute. Joe enjoyed working in his yard and garden.
Joe was a family man, he made sure that there was a family reunion and get-togethers.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Mae of Blackfoot; his children: Edwar Ola (Jane) Baldree of Idaho Falls; Alice Faye (Lloyd) Oldham of Denver, Colorado; Margaret Shannon Baldree of Richmond, Virginia; Phillip Eugene (Virgie) Baldree of Blackfoot; Brent Ferrell (Cathy) Baldree of Maricopa, Ariz.; Barton Scott (Janna) Baldree of Idaho Falls; Richard Kent (Denice) Baldree of Ogden, Utah and Suzanne (Blane)Robbins of Blackfoot; brothers: Larry Baldree of Winterville, North Carolina; Bobby Baldree of Centerville, Utah; Charles Baldree of Gilbert, Ariz.; Mark Baldree of Vanceboro, North Carolina and Rex Baldree of New Bern, North Carolina; sisters: Dean Manning of Ayden, North Carolina; Laurlie Jensen of Cove City, North Carolina; Lou Anderson of Ayden, North Carolina and Ellen Folines of Winterville, North Carolina; 38 grandchildren, 77 great-grandhildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, Arnold, Horace Linwood, Alton Mosley “Dock”, Norman Graham and William “Bud” ; 2 sisters, Norma Grace Baldree and Doris Odham and 2 sons, Jeffrey Todd Baldree and Joseph Timothy Baldree III.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at the Groveland LDS Chapel. The family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 and again for one hour prior to services at the church.
Interment will be in the Groveland Cemetery. Military rites will be presented by the American Legion Stewart Hoover Post #23. Condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org .