Chad Buchanan

Jul 08, 2014

1970 — 2014

CARY — Christopher Chadwick “Chad” Buchanan, 43, passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at his residence in Cary.

Chad was born in Buncombe County. He resided in Haywood County for 20 years and the past 23 years in Raleigh. He is the son of Doug and Patty Buchanan.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, H.B. (Buck) Buchanan.

Chad was a 1988 graduate of Pisgah High School and a 1992 graduate of N.C. State University in Raleigh. He worked 22 years in technical sales for various companies located in Research Triangle Park. Chad was an avid photographer, great cook, starving artist, diehard N.C. State fan and supported his nephews’ youth baseball. He attended Spring Hill Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, Brian Buchanan and wife, Angie; grandparents, Christine Buchanan, Ray and Edith Cook; his uncles and aunts, Bill Buchanan and Paulette, Cathy and David Boone and Rhonda Earley; nephews, Parker and Peyton Buchanan; and cousins, Amanda and Aaron Earley.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, in the Canton Chapel of Wells Funeral Home with the Revs. Jeff King and Bruce Cayton officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. At other times the family will be at the Buchanan residence, 411 Toronto Trail, Clyde, NC 28721.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to West Raleigh Baseball Association, 830 Barringer Drive, Raleigh, NC 27606.

For those who desire, an online memorial register is available at

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