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William Edward Buchanan

Born: Sat., Aug. 23, 1947
Died: Tue., Oct. 9, 2018


Visitation

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
Location: Fairhaven United Methodist Church


Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Fri., Oct. 19, 2018
Location: Fairhaven United Methodist Church


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Mr. William “Bucky” Buchanan- Jonesborough

Mr. William Edward “Bucky” Buchanan peacefully passed away at his home in Jonesborough, TN, on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.  He was born in Washington County, TN, on August 23, 1947; son of the late Noah Edward and Ruby Drain Buchanan; grandson of the late L.E. Drain, Sr. & Eva Pearl Bayless Drain and the late Noah & Lourenda Buchanan.  He was also preceded in death by his brother John Buchanan in 2015.

Bucky was a Christian and he trusted in the Lord.  He was a member of East Unaka Christian Church as well as a former member of Fairhaven United Methodist Church.

Bucky graduated from Jonesborough High School in 1965.  He enjoyed talking about football and had played during his high school years.  He enjoyed watching Nascar, he also enjoyed participating in the Kenny Hawkins sports talk show in the mornings on WXSM.  Bucky never met a stranger, he loved family get-togethers and was always the life of the party.  Another passion of Bucky’s was working in his yard.

Bucky and his family lived in St. Petersburg, Florida, for several years.  He worked many years installing carpet and operated his own business for several years after returning to Johnson City, TN.  He also worked for Home Depot in both Tennessee and Florida.

Those left to cherish Bucky’s memory are:  his best friend and former wife, Carol Deloach Buchanan of Johnson City, TN; his children: Renee’ Johnson of Erwin, TN, Scott Edward Buchanan (Tina) of Largo, FL, and Lourenda Pearl Cooper (Christopher) of St. Pete, FL; grandchildren: Brittney Lynn Johnson, Aric Brothers, and Alexander Edward Buchanan; a great-grandson Gannon Emery Johnson; the mother of his children Robin Carter Davis of Florida; step-children: Susan Rutherford, Teresa Booher (Jesse), and Doug Deloach (Beth); a step-grandson Lucas Deloach; a sister-in-law Cindy Stayer Buchanan; a special aunt and uncle Mac and Judy Drain Jenkins; 2 nieces: Amy Rigsby (Richard) and Heather Grindstaff (Jay); a nephew Johnathan Buchanan (Samantha); great-nieces and nephews: Hannah, Eric, Blake, Loren, Noah, Stella, and Avery; numerous cousins; many special friends; and his cat who was his special buddy, Sweet Thang.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Fairhaven United Methodist Church, 3131 W. Walnut Street, Johnson City, TN  37604, on October 19, 2018, beginning at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in his name to the Washington County Humane Society in Johnson City, TN; or to a charity of your choice.

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Juanita "Tootie" Church
   Posted Thu October 11, 2018
My sincerest condolences for the loss of your father. Bucky was a good man and friend. We spent a lot of time together during high school. He sill be missed by all.

Jana Raye Frazee
   Posted Thu October 11, 2018
My heart goes out for all of the Buchanan family and I hope that you smile every time you think of sweet Bucky has he called himself to me. I know it hurts to lose him for I have lost my son to but there’s only one Bucky does always there for me just want to get all fail. But you’ll never know how much you meant to me for the past 15 years he’s been my best loving, caring, praying, console Man that I have ever known. Bucky will always be special in my heart for how loved you then, I love you now and I’ll love you forever and a day. Wait for me at the gate I won’t be long. I hope he meets up with my son Robbie .
They both have that type a personality

Lorri Greene
   Posted Fri October 12, 2018
Bucky was my next door neighbor for 2 years. I didn't know him for that long, but in that time he became one of my best friends ever, in just two years. He would watch out for me all the time as a next door neighbor, and we both shared a love of nature, and the flora and fauna of NE Tennessee. I am heartbroken that Bucky is gone, but I am so thankful that he is not suffering anymore in this life. My truest consolation is in that knowing where Bucky is, and that he is in Heaven for all eternity, and I will see him again. I am so glad to have known Bucky on this earth for the short time that we knew each other. In only two years, he showed himself to be one of the best people I have ever met, a true friend, and Bucky had a heart of pure gold. He will be dearly missed and loved, both as a cherished neighbor and friend.

Leslie Thurston
   Posted Sat October 13, 2018

SENTIMENTAL THOUGHTS was sent by Leslie Thurston.

With deepest sympathy, we send our love. Leslie, Anne and James Thurston


Roger Hall
   Posted Sun October 14, 2018
RIP, I attended Jonesboro HS with Bucky. He will be rembered as a friend and gentleman. Sorry for you loss.

Terry Gharst
   Posted Sun October 14, 2018
The first time I met Bucky I though Walon Jennings walked into our flooring store in Champaign Illinois he was wearing a big black hat with silver stars on it And fancy cowboy boots . I thought is this a carpet layer? Little did I know that he was one of the best carpet layers I would ever know , Bucky was a very rare person fun loyal and loving to all , I feel that you have very few true friends in your life and consider my self very lucky to have him as one .I will mis him

Kathy DeVane Wrye
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
My love and prayers to his children. I remember Bucky back in the 1970’s . Buck was a lotta fun in St. Petersburg, Fl. I will always have fond memories of the 4 of us together. Buck , Robin, Richard and me.
My deepest condolences.

Lee Fatherree
   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the Buchanan family. I worked with Buckey at The Home Depot several years and even on a few carpet jobs. I had no idea that my friend has passed. I will say that Buckey was a much better friend to me than I was to him. He wanted us to get together and hang out and I always had something going on. Lesson learned...Time is short and don't take those opportunities for granite. I will miss my friend always and will see him again.
Goodnight Elvis ….He may have left the building, but his enduring smile and laughter will always remain in my heart.

Lee Fatherree
   Posted Tue November 13, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the Buchanan family. I worked with Bucky at The Home Depot several years and even on a few carpet jobs. I had no idea that my friend has passed. I will say that Bucky was a much better friend to me than I was to him. He wanted us to get together and hang out and I always had something going on. Lesson learned...Time is short and don't take those opportunities for granite. I will miss my friend always and will see him again.
Goodnight Elvis ….He may have left the building, but his enduring smile and laughter will always remain in my heart.

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