J. Don Baldridge, 87, left to join the great cloud of witnesses November 17, 2015. He was born to Joe & Lena Baldridge on February 27, 1928. He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Layne, in 2004. His survivors include David (Amy), Neil (Iona), Peggy Byerly, Anne Paxton (Kenny), Mark, Ellen Humphries, Jon (Kristen) Matthew; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.Don leaves a legacy of kindness & generosity. While working at the family’s Baldridge Bakery, he was instrumental in establishing Lubbock Christian Schools &amp; Lubbock Christian University, serving on the boards of both for many decades. Don also was part of a Broadway Church of Christ group that planted Greenlawn Church of Christ where he served as an elder. He was currently a member of the Broadway congregation.A limited number of family will host a visitation at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015 from 4-6 pm. A celebration of Don’s life will be at Broadway Church of Christ on Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015 at 3 pm. A tribute of Don’s life may be found at www.memorialdesigners.net, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.