The Settegast-Kopf Company @ Sugar Creek

15015 Southwest Fwy, Sugar Land, TX


James Karl Buchanan Sr.

March 20, 1935January 30, 2020

James Karl Buchanan, Sr. of Missouri City Texas passed away from this life on Thursday January 30, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Born March 20, 1935 in Tabor TX he was the son of George Buchanan, James Tate Monroe and Annie Mae Mayo. James was a hard working entrepreneur, avid sports fan, loving pet owner and artful storyteller. He loved music and westerns, but what he loved most was his family. He will be missed dearly by his wife of 36 years, Frances Barber-Buchanan, Children Sandra Bellard, James Karl Buchanan, Jr., Gary Buchanan ( Angela), Jacqueline Chenier, Ronald Barber (Tammy), and Alan Barber. Brother Jefferson Goffney and Sister Frankie Jefferson. Beloved Grandchildren Jillian Bellard, Lindsay Buchanan, Tyler Buchanan, Lonneisha Chenier, Lauren Buchanan, James Karl Buchanan, III, Noelle Buchanan, Kassidi Hooker, Ashlea Prater, Troy Hooker, Stephanie Booth, Jacob Barber, Keanna Barber. Great Grandchildren Frankie Prater and Taegan Matthews and a host of nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sisters Altha Caldwell and Esta Ray Cashaw, Brother Willie George Buchanan.


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James Karl Buchanan Sr.

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Terri Hudson

February 17, 2020

I am so sorry to hear this news. I knew James when my mom worked with him at Plaza, and while I worked there as a college student. He was always kind to the wild, bohemian child that I was way back then. I am sure that he will be missed.
Sending my deepest sympathy to those who loved him.

Shawna Reagin

February 17, 2020

I worked with James at Plaza Lincoln-Mercury back in the 1970's, and then spoke with him again more recently a few years back. He was always so funny and beautifully dressed - I loved his outlook on life. James was a wise and compassionate man. I'm glad to see he had a wonderful life and family, as he deserved the very best. He will be missed by all who knew him, I'm sure.

Tammy Barber

February 2, 2020

James always made me feel safe and welcome. I will miss him so much. My life is better because he was in it. The night this picture was taken he was so funny. Always a joke and some humor for the waitress. I’m going to miss the peaceful, easy feeling I had when James was at the head of the table for one of Moms wonderful meals. Rest In Peace James - I love you always.