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Dale R. Buchanan

January 10, 1941 April 21, 2020
Dale R. Buchanan
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Obituary for Dale R. Buchanan

Dale R. Buchanan, 79, died peacefully April 21, 2020 at UMMC after a lengthy battle with lung cancer and its complications. He was the son of Winn and Lucille Bartz Buchanan. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Todd
Buchanan, brother Steve Buchanan (Karin), brother-in-law, Paxton Todd (Krystal), sister-in-law, Melinda T. Presher (Dave). He is survived by son, Mike Buchanan (Robin), daughter Marci Kinchen, grandchildren, Haley Buchanan Etheridge, Mallory Buchanan Barber, Taylor Raye Buchanan, Nathan Todd Kinchen (Amber), Victoria Kinchen George (Cecil); great-grandchildren, Ryleigh Claire Russell, Ryder Scheurer, Kayden
George, Hadley George, Avery Kinchen, Alayna Kinchen; nephews and nieces Ashley Temple Vernon (Chris), Julie Temple Tchividjian, Laura Todd Martin (Logan), Miller Todd (Katie) and John Todd (Chloe) great nieces and nephews Allyson Vernon, Caleb Vernon,
Anna Kate Vernon, Lily Tchividjian, Riley Tchividjian and Ruby
Tchividjian, who all brightened his days. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and unclewho will not be forgotten.
Every church choir from Mississippi to Florida of which he
was a member was happy to have his voice. Singing in barbershop
choruses and quartets was one of the joys of his life. His high tenor
and later mellow voice caught his audiences’ attention as well as his
positive attitude even when life threw lemons in his way which was
often. He loved life. He cherished his long time elementary school
lunch bunch as well as all other friends. His generosity was never
ending. When he saw a need he re-acted without much hesitation and
was always available for advice freely given. An avid reader he was,
from every written venue, including books on tape as well as restaurant
menus from front to back. Fishing was a passion for years as was
travel which he and Mary enjoyed and returned with interesting side
stories of off the beaten track spots no one had ever seen due to their
spirit of adventure (losing their way because of wrong turns) . After
graduation from Duling Elementary, Bailey Jr. High, Murrah High and
University of Southern Mississippi, he found his niche in commercial
building and development.
Due to current restrictions a private family inurnment will be
April 29 at 3:00 pm at St Philips Episcopal Church 5400 Old Canton
Road, Jackson, MS 39211. A Celebration of Dale’s Life will be held at
a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Philips Casaday Fund,
5400 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39211

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Event Information

Services are private.

Memorial Contribution

St. Philip's Episcopal Church

5400 Old Canton Rd.
Jackson, MS 39211

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