CROSS COUNTY, AR (KAIT) - A former Cross County sheriff died Sunday after a battle with cancer.
Sheriff JR Smith posted about Ronnie Baldwin's death on the department's Facebook page.
"I'm proud to have been his friend and lucky to have him as one of my biggest supporters in everything I did, especially being Cross County Sheriff," Smith wrote.
Baldwin served as sheriff from 1999-2008.
Cross County Judge Donnie Sanders said Baldwin was being treated in a Little Rock hospital.
He said Baldwin was the current Executive Director of the Arkansas Sheriff's Association.
Sanders said he was very well known and liked and "sheriffs across the state respected him."
A visitation will be held for Baldwin Thursday at 6 p.m. at the St. Peters Catholic Church.
The church is located at 1695 N. Falls Blvd. in Wynne.
There will be a memorial service at 9 a.m. Friday with the funeral following at 11 a.m.
They will also be held at St. Peters Catholic Church.
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