September 5, 1936August 31, 2018

Alfred Lee “Buck” Buchanan, 81, of Lubeck, passed away August 31, 2018, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 5, 1936, in Roane County, WV, a son of the late Carl A. and Velma (Daugherty) Buchanan. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son in law, Thomas E. Smith. Buck was a United States Navy veteran and was Baptist by faith. He enjoyed Nascar, dirt track racing, was an avid hunter, a good husband to his wife, a great father to his children and a wonderful grandfather and great grandfather. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth (Betty Windland) Buchanan; children Jeffery Buchanan of Colorado, Cheryl (Rick) Sams of Parkersburg, Pamela Smith of Plantation, FL, Anita (Eric) Somerville of Lubeck; grandchildren Karla West, Bryan Buchanan, Alicia West, Amy McCall, Chad Smith, Sean Smith, Devan Smith, Mathew Somerville, Miranda Somerville and 12 great grandchildren. Service will be 12 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home, Parkersburg with Pastors Robert Watkins and Mark Watkins officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 5, 2018, and from 11 a.m. until time of the service on Thursday, at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be shared with the family at


  • Elizabeth (Betty Windland) Buchanan, Wife
  • Jeffrey Buchanan, Son
  • Cheryl (Rick) Sams, Daughter
  • Pamela Smith, Daughter
  • Anita (Eric) Somerville, Daughter
  • Karla West, Grandchild
  • Bryan Buchanan, Grandchild
  • Alicia West, Grandchild
  • Amy McCall, Grandchild
  • Chad Smith, Grandchild
  • Sean Smith, Grandchild
  • Devan Smith, Grandchild
  • Mathew Somerville, Grandchild
  • Miranda Somerville, Grandchild
  • Carl A Buchanan, Father
  • Velam (Daugherty) Buchanan, Mother
  • Thomas E Smith, Son-in-law
  • Buck also leaves behind twelve great grandchildren to carry on his memory.


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 5, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 6, 2018


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