Donald Ray Buchanan

August 15, 1955February 15, 2018


Donald Ray Buchanan died Thursday, February 15th, from complications following surgery. Donald recently moved from Dallas, TX to Wichita, KS, his home town from birth. Donald graduated in 1973 from Raymore Peculiar High School in Missouri. He served his country in the Army, and later in the Navy. While serving in the Navy he trained to become a medical laboratory specialist. Donald had a love for sports of all kinds and became an avid player of golf while in California after he was discharged from the Navy. His favorite football team was the Dallas Cowboys and he acquired many items and paraphernalia with the Cowboys logo. Donald was an easy going, loveable man who made friends wherever he was. He will be missed by many family, friends and neighbors. He is survived by his only son, Bradley Buchanan, of Wichita; his granddaughters, Aubrey, Norah and Elise, of Wichita; Sisters Barbara Birdsong, Wylie, TX; Faye Wagner (Wayne), Topeka, KS; Wanda Buchanan, Dallas, TX; and Tina Buchanan; Park City, KS.; and many nieces and nephews. Donald was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Ruby Buchanan; Joyce Buchanan; Roy Buchanan; Stella Brannon; and Maggie Brown. Services for Donald will be Monday, February 19th, 10:00 a.m. at the DeVorss, Flanagan-Hunt Mortuary, 201 S. Hydraulic. In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the ASPCA by visiting their website at or the St. Jude Children's Hospital at


  • Memorial Service Monday, February 19, 2018

Donald Ray Buchanan

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Mrs. Kelly Dunegan

February 19, 2018

My sincere condolences to Brad and all of Don's Family. You have and will be in thought and prayers. Don, We have an awesome Son. RIP.

Scott Peck

February 18, 2018

Words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time.
We share in this time of grief but also share in memories and love of Donnie.
What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget.

Juanita Buchanan

February 18, 2018

Keith and I are so sorry for your loss, we will miss Donnie. I am so glad I finally got to know Donnie over the past 2 years, first thru face book and phone, then in person when he moved back to Wichita. We had fun, I remember when he and Keith went down the slide at the Y pool, they both decided the were too old to do that!
We also enjoyed his stories of his childhood.We are praying for you all.