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Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes & Crematory

1870 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft, VA

OBITUARY

Boyd Stuart "Sonny Buck" "The Legend" Buchanan

August 26, 1948November 17, 2019
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Boyd Stuart “Sonny Buck” “The Legend” Buchanan, 71, of Lyndhurst passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 peacefully at his home. His last 48 hours were spent with his family who loved him dearly talking and visiting. Born August 26, 1948 in Augusta County, he was the son of the late John Henry Buchanan, Sr. and Clara Mae (Potter) Buchanan. Sonny was a former employee at NIBCO and Baugher Chevrolet. He greatly enjoyed riding his Harley, driving his Country Boys Dream truck and anything that was Ford built. He was a member of the old Shenandoah Valley Harley Owners Group, Valley Riders, and The Tribes Motorcycle Club. Sonny was always helping others, even if it meant stopping on the side of the road to help someone. Survivors include his two daughters, Theresa Buchanan Deakins and husband, Steve of Jay, FL and Susan Buchanan Gilland and husband, Mark of Stuarts Draft; siblings, Mary Lee Taylor and husband, Butch of Stuarts Draft, John “Dump” Buchanan, Jr. of Stuarts Draft, and Ruth Ann “Turtle” Martin and husband, Timothy of Staunton; granddaughter, Maddie Mcginnis and her parents, Amber and Joe; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, 1870 Stuarts Draft Highway, Stuarts Draft. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at the funeral home with Pastor Dennis Bradley officiating. Cremation will take place following the service. Those who plan to attend are asked to wear their favorite Harley shirts, drive their motorcycles or four wheel drive trucks to the service. Following the service a ride will take place in his memory. Active pallbearers will be JJ Lawson, Bob Ladd, Joel “Big House” Brown, Larry Fox, Todd Fitzgerald, Roxy Liptrap, Billy Brown, Kenny Whitley, and Craig White. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the three tribes. A special thank you to Susan and Mark Gilland who were his main caregivers and Brittany Campbell, Brittany Mays, Cheryl White, and Debbie Galloway who also helped take care of him. Relatives and friends may share condolences and memories with the family online by visiting www.reynoldshamrickfuneralhomes.com

  • FAMILY

  • He was preceded in death by his parents, John Henry Buchanan, Sr. and Clara Mae (Potter) Buchanan.


    Survivors include his two daughters, Theresa Buchanan Deakins and husband, Steve of Jay, FL and Susan Buchanan Gilland and husband, Mark of Stuarts Draft; siblings, Mary Lee Taylor and husband, Butch of Stuarts Draft, John “Dump” Buchanan, Jr. of Stuarts Draft, and Ruth Ann “Turtle” Martin and husband, Timothy of Staunton; granddaughter, Maddie Mcginnis and her parents, Amber and Joe; and a number of nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • JJ Lawson, Bob Ladd, Joel “Big House” Brown, Larry Fox, Todd Fitzgerald, Roxy Liptrap, Billy Brown, Kenny Whitley, and Craig White

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 21, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating

Memories

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Becky Robertson

November 21, 2019

Goodbye old friend. Sorry I could not be there to send you on your way. You were a very special person. Dare I say one of a kind. You will be missed. Thanks for the memories.

Fred and Cindy Brown

November 21, 2019

Our thoughts and prayer are with the family. Sonny will be missed by family and friends. Rest in peace my friend

Laura Quick

November 20, 2019

Rip Sonny. You were definitely one of a kind. Loved your big yellow truck! And your motorcycle of course. You will be missed by many! 😔💔

Sarah Vance

November 20, 2019

He was a dear close friend of mine who I could tell anything to we could sit and talk for hours he was my best friend the past few years we spent countless hours on the phone what I wouldn't give to hear his voice one last time I'm gonna miss him. My prayers go out to your loved ones.

Janice Rodriguez

November 20, 2019

He was always there for me to talk to.....Always....

Mary Ann Byrd

November 19, 2019

Dear family,
We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and give you peace.

Cheryl Gilmer (Mays)

November 19, 2019

I've known Sonny many years and grew up in Stuarts Draft. I used to tease him & say that when he crossed the tracks in Draft, that my car could fit under his truck. Blessed to have pictures of Sonny letting my Son's get up in his truck. A very unselfish kind hearted man who will be missed soooo much. I feel, as many others do, blessed to have known this "Legend." Fly High my friend, Until...😓🙏🏻💔

Lisa Critzer

November 19, 2019

I meet Sonny a long time ago. He was the type of person that made friends quick. He was generous, loving and caring person. He had the most sweetest smile. So easy to talk to. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him. RIP my friend.

Tammy Johnson

November 19, 2019

He would always call me to go to the “Harley Dance” when he didn’t have a date. We would have a blast! Sometimes I think he purposely “didn’t have a date” just so we could go. I loved climbing up in Country Girl’s Dream and riding around with him. Such a fun guy. RIP

Mary Campbell

November 19, 2019

I have known Sonny for 40+years. He was always smiling and talking about the "old" days and his girls,who he was so proud of. He will be deeply missed. Fly high,my friend. Prayers of comfort for his family.

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