Paul Andrew Buchanan Jr.

October 19, 1925November 27, 2012

Paul Andrew Buchanan, Jr., age 87, of Homewood, Al died on November 27, 2012. Mr. Buchanan was born in D’Lo Mississippi to Mattye and Paul Buchanan October 19, 1925. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Marian Knight Buchanan. He graduated from Shades Cahaba High School. Serving in the U.S. Army during World War II he flew over 30 missions over enemy territory and earned 3 bronze stars. He attended Birmingham Southern College and later joined his father in operating P.A. Buchanan Construction Company. He was a lifelong member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church where he served on the Building Committee and was a deacon. Mr. Buchanan was an avid fan of Auburn University. He was a charter member and president of Vestavia Country Club and a member of Chase Lake Country Club. He served on the city council of Homewood for 8 years and he served as council president for 4 years. He is survived by his children, Paul A. Buchanan, III (Ina), Sharon Buchanan Ryan (David), John Howard Buchanan (Lady Anne); grandchildren, Rebecca Williamson (John), Jonathan Allon (Blair), Shelley Ryan Burton (Adam) and Drew Ryan; 4 great grandchildren. He is also survived by sister, Judith Buchanan Gaiser (Ronald) and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church 10-11 followed by funeral service at 11:00. A family burial will follow at Elmwood Cemetery. The family ask, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to: Edgar M. Arendall Children’s Building Fund, Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, 1114 Oxmoor Rd, Homewood, Al 35209. Online condolences may be offered at


  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2012

Paul Andrew Buchanan Jr.

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December 18, 2012

Mr. Buchanan was always so nice to us (Sharon's friends) when we were growing up and having fun with our music while having spend-the-night parties at their house. Back in high school, he generously let Sharon have his credit card to buy gas for her convertible so we could ride around and listen to oldies on the radio...what wonderful memories. He was also very humble...I had no idea of all of his wonderful accomplishments until reading his obituary. Truly a fine Southern gentleman who is well-remembered.
Sharon, you and all your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Margaret Smith

Sharon Ryan

December 18, 2012

Dad, Tomorrow will be 3 weeks and I can't believe it. There is no doubt where you are and I would never want you back from that last night.I can't seem to get you out of my mind and I miss you so much.You were everything to me and I that God everyday that he gave me the strenth to help you.i can't wait to stand by you and mama in heaven. I love you very much. Sharon.


December 6, 2012

Some of my best memories are with your family and parents.
The lake,bowling - "The Knight Owls" :),fried apple pies,and jumping on beds... I guess the last time I saw Paul was at Daddys 90th birthday a year ago and he looked so good. A nice way to remember a favorite uncle.
My best to Sharon,PA,John and Judy - Love Y'all

Teala Naro

December 4, 2012

I am deeply sorry for your loss Sharon and Family! Your dad, Sharon, sounds like an amazing man and to be close to him, must have been so rewarding. I wish I could take away ALL of your pain. All of you will continue to be in my prayers. ?

December 1, 2012

We are saddened by the loss of your father. There was never a better friend.
Laura & Allen Smith

peggy rogers

December 1, 2012

Sharon, the year 2012 has not been a good one for you and I my friend. I pray for comfort for you just as I know you have been doing the same for me. If you need me, I am 1 phone call away.

November 30, 2012

Dad,Your Grandaughter best decribes you. They through away the mold when they made you.There are no truer words said.I Love and Miss you so.To God be the Glory great things he has done.

November 30, 2012

Sharon , Paul was always so nice to me and everyone. You were blessed for great parents. Love you, Lynda

November 30, 2012

Sharon, she was a great man. Always a delight to be around. Love you

Calvin Howard

November 30, 2012

There is no doubt that Paul Buchanan will be greeted by God with these words "Well done my good and faithful servant"

Mr. Buchanan was truly a man after God's own heart and he will be greatly missed.

May God bless him and his family and may his tribe increase. With Christian love, Calvin and Vivian Howard