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Larry L. Baldwin

Larry L. Baldwin

Founder, Manager, Funeral Director and Embalmer

Larry is the Founder and Manager of Baldwin Cremation and Mortuary Service.  He is a 1986 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA.  He has held funeral home management positions in Nashville, TN and Knoxville, TN.  In 1994, Larry started Baldwin Transport and Removal Service.  In 1998, that service grew into a full service mortuary service, Baldwin Cremation & Mortuary Service.  He is a member of the Tennessee Funeral Supply Sales Club and is a former deputy with the Knox County Sheriff's Department.  He is active in his church, Calvary Chapel Knoxville.  A Strawberry Plains, TN native, he is the son of Edwina Baldwin and the late James Baldwin.  Larry is married to Robin (Thurman) Baldwin and they have two children, Rusty and Brittany Baldwin.  Robin is a 32 year employee of the University of Tennessee Medical Center Graduate School of Medicine.  Rusty graduated from South-Doyle High School and Pellissippi State Community College and is employed in the marketing department at Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson in Maryville, TN.  Brittany is a 2017 graduate of South-Doyle High School and a 2018 graduate of Tennessee School of Beauty.  She is employed at Belleza Salon and Spa in Knoxville, TN.  They all reside in Knoxville, TN.

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Teresa Grubb

Teresa Grubb

Administrative Manager

Teresa joined our team in September 2013 as the Administrative Manager.  She is not new to this business.  She has been in the funeral industry for 23 years.  She has previously worked at one of the largest funeral homes in Knoxville.  Teresa is also well known for her experience dealing in monuments.  She worked for a local monument business for 10 years.  Teresa and her husband enjoy riding their 2017 Harley-Davidson Electa Glide in their spare time and also enjoy spending their time together with family at the lake.  She is married to Ricky Grubb and together they own and operate Mighty Muffler and Brake Center in Knoxville, TN.  They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.  They reside in Seymour, TN.

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Wallace “Horseshoe” Thurman

Wallace “Horseshoe” Thurman

Transport Specialist, Funeral Director

Wallace joined our team in 2013.  Most people know him as "Horseshoe."  He has been in the funeral industry since 1961 and obtained his Funeral Directors license in 1978.  Horseshoe began working for Feezell Funeral Supples in 1971 and then 1980 he and his wife Jean purchased the operation and operated the business until their retirement in December 2012.  During those years they founded Littlebrook Cremation Company of Maryville in 1989.   After retiring, they sold the business and Wallace, not being one to sit around very long became more involved in the transportation at Baldwin Cremation & Mortuary Service.  He also assists in cremation arrangements when needed.  He and Jean team up and have transported loved ones on many trips for our customers.  They are the father-in-law and mother-in-law of Larry Baldwin, Founder of Baldwin Cremation and Mortuary Service.  Wallace and Jean have been married for 56 years and in their "semi" retirement they enjoy traveling.  One of their enjoyments is traveling to different casinos and cashing in on the "perks" of casino life.  They have two daughters and three grandchildren.  They reside in Knoxville, TN.

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Larry Stallings

Larry Stallings

Transport Specialist

Larry joined our team in March 2018.  Larry is a 1986 graduate of Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science.  He was in the same graduating class with Larry Baldwin, Founder of Baldwin Cremation and Mortuary Service.  Larry has previously worked for funeral homes in the Knoxville and Morristown, TN areas.  He is retired from Kroger Company after 30 years of service.  He is a Vietnam veteran and served in the United States Navy.  In his spare time Larry enjoys camping, fishing and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.  Larry has two children and one grandchild.   He resides in Strawberry Plains, TN with his wife, Kathy.


Jack C. Clapp

Jack C. Clapp

Transport Specialist (retired)

Jack joined our team September 1995.  He made his first removal on September 21, 1995.  The longest employee of Baldwin Cremation and Mortuary Service, Jack has transported loved ones all over the country and has logged literally hundreds of thousands of miles.  He probably holds the record for the most removals and transports in the state of Tennessee.  His dedication and loyalty has been matched by no one.  Jack is a retired MSGT from the United States Air Force after 26 years of service.  He is also retired from the FMC Skull Point Mine in Kemmerer, Wyoming.  He is the uncle of Larry Baldwin, Founder of Baldwin Cremation and Mortuary Service.  Jack is married to Lissea Clapp and has 4 children and 2 Grandchildren.  He and Lissea reside in Strawberry Plains, TN.  **Update: Jack retired from Baldwin Cremation and Mortuary Service in January 2018 after 23 years of service.

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