Bobby F. Buchanan

Aug 10, 2014

Devoted Christian

CLYDE — Bobby F. Buchanan, 79, passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, surrounded by his family. He was born Aug. 17, 1934, in the Allen’s Creek community to the late Jule and Viola Coffey Buchanan.

Bob served in the U.S. Army and retired after 39 years of service with Dayco Southern. He was a longtime member of Hazelwood Baptist Church where he served in many positions, including chairman of deacons, Sunday school teacher and choir member.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by brothers, J.B. Buchanan and Neil Wyatt.

Survivors include his loving wife of 58 years, Barbara Fortner Buchanan; son, Jason Buchanan (Sharon), of Siler City; daughter, Lesa Frady (Jim), of Simpsonville, South Carolina; brothers, Hugh Buchanan (Nancy) and Jerry Buchanan (Susan); sister-in-law, Frances Wyatt; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Joe and Katherine Fortner; sister-in-law, Katherine F. High; four grandchildren, Jason Buchanan II, Abigail Buchanan, Lydia Frady and Caroline Frady.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at Hazelwood Baptist Church with the Revs. Tim Lolley, Don Letzring and Jon Mullins officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Green Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hazelwood Baptist Church and/or The Homestead at Haywood Regional Medical Center.

A message of comfort may be left to Bob’s family and guest registry may be signed at

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