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Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

George L Buchanan

April 1, 1924May 22, 2020
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George L Buchanan, age 96, was ushered into his eternal home on Friday morning, May 22, 2020. George was born and raised in Estatoe, North Carolina. After graduating high school, he enlisted in the Air Force in the fall of 1942. George was called into active duty in February 1943, where he flew 28 flying combat target missions as a B-24 Bomber Pilot. He achieved the rank of Captain. After returning home from the war, he graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Civil Engineering. Following graduation, George moved to Knoxville to begin his 39 year career with TVA as a civil engineer where he was the Branch Chief of the Civil Engineering Department. He met and married Jane Hill Buchanan in October 1954. George and Jane had three children. Jane passed away in 1972 and George married Lela Cochrum in 1987. He loved his Lord and he loved Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he faithfully served for 63 years. George was preceded in death by parents, Clifton and Thelma Buchanan; sister, Gladys Houston; wives, Jane Buchanan and Lela Buchanan; and son, Jim Buchanan. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia (Danny) Georges; daughter-in-law, Kim Buchanan; son and daughter-in-law, Danny (Angela) Buchanan; grandchildren, David (Ginger) Georges, Philip (Stacy) Georges, Jonathan (Amanda) Buchanan, Katie (Hunter) Beal, Lucas (Dee) Buchanan, Amanda (Patrick) Tiller, Allison (Chad) Bell, Amber (Quinton) Lowry; and he was blessed with 19 great grandchildren. Also survived by his stepchildren; Jennifer (Mike) Shepherd, Mark (Janet) Cochrum, Leslie (Don) Cook and their children, grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Due to the Phase II COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions put in place by the Knox County Health Department, the family is having on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, a Call at Convenience and invites friends to come by Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2500 Maryville Pike Knoxville, TN 37920, between the hours of 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, to pay your respects. A private family funeral service will be held at Mt. Olive Baptist Church at 1:30 pm with Rev. Danny Georges and Rev. Kirby Ownby officiating. Following the funeral service, a private interment service will be held at Sherwood Memorial Gardens. Full Military Honors will be provided by East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Both the funeral and interment services will be streamed live on the Berry Funeral Home Facebook page.

  • FAMILY

  • Cynthia and Danny Georges, Daughter and Son-in-Law
  • Kim Buchanan, Daughter-in-law
  • Danny and Angela Buchanan, Son and Daughter-in-law
  • David (Ginger) Georges, Grandson
  • Philip (Stacy) Georges, Grandson
  • Jonathan (Amanda) Buchanan, Grandson
  • Katie (Hunter) Beal, Grandaughter
  • Dr. Lucas (Dee) Buchanan, Grandson
  • Amanda (Patrick) Tiller, Grandaughter
  • Allison (Chad) Bell, Grandaughter
  • Amber (Quinton) Lowry, Grandaughter
  • Nineteen, Great Grandchildren
  • Jennifer (Mike) Shepard, Step Daughter
  • Mark (Janet) Cochrum, Step Son
  • Leslie (Don) Cook, Step Daughter

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • David Georges
  • Philip Georges
  • Jonathan Buchanan
  • Hunter Beal
  • Patrick Tiller
  • Quinton Lowry
  • Chad Bell
  • Dr. Lucas Buchanan

Services

  • Friends may call at their convenience

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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  • Interment Service

    Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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Gayle Wiegers

May 26, 2020

George was our neighbor for 43 years on Thorp Rd. He was always there to give a helping hand to anyone who needed it. It was a great neighborhood to grow up in.
The WIEGERS (Josephine, Cheryl, Gayle, and Louanne)

Gerry Barrett

May 25, 2020

What a loss to the family, Mt. Olive and all his friends. He was one of a kind. Our hearts hurt for his family, but our hearts rejoice for George as he has seen the face of his Savior and is now with Him forever. "Well done, my good and faithful servant.."

Mark & Karen Milani

May 23, 2020

We are so sorry to hear of George's passing. Our thoughts & prayers are with Danny, Angela, Kim, Cynthia & family. Our sincere sympathy during this difficult time.

Lolita Buchanan-Hefner

May 23, 2020

The Buchanan cousins will miss George very much, especially at Homecoming and Decoration, but we treasure the memories and rejoice at his reunion in heaven.

Cesar Correa

May 23, 2020

George was a hero, both in terms of his service to our country and in his service to Jesus. He leaves a legacy of faith that is so vibrant and that will be carried on for generations to come, both by your family and by those of us who were blessed to have known him and fortunate enough to have been influenced by his faith and commitment to the Kingdom. We love you and are praying for you.
Love,
Cesar and Deb Correa

Debbie Stiles Snyder

May 22, 2020

Cindy and Family,

I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a wonderful Christian man. You and all the Buchanans are in my prayers.
Love and Prayers,
Debbie Stiles Snyder

Doyle Landers

May 22, 2020

Bro. George will be greatly missed by me and many others. My prayers go out to Cindy, Danny and all of the family

Katherine Banner

May 22, 2020

I well remember Mr. Buchanan and the Buchanan family. He was always such a kind man and head of a loving wonderful household. He and my dad both worked at TVA for their entire engineering careers. I am so glad to know he lived a long and wonderful life. Condolences to the entire family.
Katherine Banner

Georgann Hickman

May 22, 2020

Mr. Buchanan was one of the finest Christian examples of a man I have ever known. God bless his precious family, you will be in our prayers.

Jackie Wyatt

May 22, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with George’s family. He was the epitome of a Christian gentleman. We sat behind him at MOBC for many years and he was always such a nice man. Prayers of peace for all the Buchanan Family.

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