Cecil Miles Buchanan

April 15, 1945November 27, 2012

GREENSBORO — Cecil Miles Buchanan, 67, of Greensboro, NC, passed away on November 27, 2012.

The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home, 515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC. Immediately following the service, a celebration of his life will be held at Café Pasta, 305 State Street, Greensboro, NC.

He was born April 15, 1945 in Danville, Virginia to the late Coy Lee Buchanan and Edith E. Buchanan. He was also preceded in death by four brothers; Paul, Jimmy, Herbert and Jud and one sister, Eris.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn Buchanan; son, Nolan Buchanan, of Greensboro, NC; step-daughter, Nicole Brown of Charleston, SC; brother, Otis (Judy) Buchanan of Lexington, NC; and half-sister Norma (Norman) Myers of Danville, VA; along with many nieces and nephews.

Cecil served in the United States Army, was a Vietnam veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart. After the Army, Cecil became a salesman for Black Cadillac in Greensboro, NC and then General Manager for Jerry Watkins Cadillac in Winston Salem, NC. Upon retirement, Cecil began a thriving business in real estate. He was a longtime member of the Greensboro Ski and Outing Club and enjoyed snow skiing, boating, volleyball, bowling and working out. Cecil was a unique man who always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger. He loved his family and friends dearly and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a joy to be around because of his infectious laughter and upbeat spirit and everyone who knew him was blessed. Cecil was well respected throughout the community and an inspiration to us all.

Our gratitude and special thanks go out to the caring staff at Wesley Long Hospital and Cancer Center. We also thank our extended family and friends for their help and continuous support. Due to Cecil's love of life, we ask that in lieu of flowers you contact your local Red Cross and donate a pint of blood in his memory.

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Jeanette Aharon

December 15, 2012

Dawn, I didn't know your husband, but I know he was the light of your life and will be greatly missed. May God be will you during this sad time. I just found out this week, so know you will be in my prayers.

December 10, 2012

I am so saddened to hear of Cecil's passing. He was a good friend and neighbor when I in lived in Greensboro from 1995 - 2002. His smile will be missed at Belews Lake.
Rest in Peace Cecil.

Rob Roseman (Denver, CO)

Donnalea Flynt

December 5, 2012

I too will miss Cecil's smiling face. He was always friendly,fun-loving, welcoming and inclusive and will be in my memory bank as the epitome of living life to the fullest. My deepest sympathy to Dawn and family.

December 4, 2012

Cecil I will always be grateful to you and Dawn for welcoming me into the GSOC ski club. You had an infectious love of life that made those around you happy. You made the world a better place. Skiing won't be the same without you!

December 4, 2012

Cecil was a fun guy.We will sorely miss that bright smile.Our heartfelt sympathy
to Dawn and Nolan David and Melody Glick (Summerfield,NC)

Rich Heavener

December 3, 2012

What an interesting and entertaining individual. I'm sure he will be missed by all of us who knew him. Condolences to Dawn and all the family.

carol Womble

December 2, 2012

It is hard to believe he is no longer a part of the ski club!!
He always had a smile and a kind word. He made everyone feel welcome
He will be sorely missed!!!!
Carol womble(Greensboro ski club member)

Deborah Hodges

December 1, 2012

I will always cherish our friendship, you are a gift to this world. You are gone but not forgotten. RIP my friend

Kelly Beckner

December 1, 2012

Cecil was a truly special friend with charming wit and a great personality.
The memory of Cecil will forever be in
my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with Dawn and his family.

Wayne Sharpe

December 1, 2012

Cecil will be greatly missed. I must say his time with Dawn were his happiest and I am sorry for our loss.