Buchanan, Bob

Bob Buchanan, 83 of Gage, Kentucky passed away at 5:43 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2018 at Ray & Kay Ectsein Hospice Care Center. Bob was a member of Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, Sunday School Teacher and on various committees. Bob was a 1953 graduate of Lone Oak High School.

Bob was a retired educator having served as a Classroom Teacher, Coach, Principal and Superintendent in New Mexico and Kentucky. He also served as Assistant Director of Westminister Cumberland Children’s Home in Amarillo, Texas in the 1960’s. After retiring as an educator, he served two terms as Ballard County Judge Executive. He was instrumental in helping to attain Ballard County Senior Citizen Building and organizing the senior citizens of Ballard County. He was a former member of Kentucky Association of School Administrators, Purchase Area Development District, served as field representative for U.s. Congressman and various other groups serving education and county governments. Bob found time to enjoy farming and raising quarter horses.

Surviving is his wife of 61 years, Frances Rice Buchanan; one daughter, Tamara Buchanan, Eddyville, Kentucky; four sons, Mark (Torrie) Buchanan, Paducah, Kentucky, Wade (Lou Ann) Buchanan, Gage, Kentucky, Russ (Debbie) Buchanan, Benton, Kentucky, Brent(Michelle) Buchanan, West Paducah, Kentucky; two sisters, Jean Glisson, Reidland, Kentucky, Ann (Mark) Reed, Kevil, Kentucky; two brothers, Tom (Ruth Ann) Buchanan, Eddyville, Kentucky and Larry Buchanan of Fredonia, Kentucky; nine grandchildren, Ashlee (Chris) Gregory, Katee (Jared) Adams, Ryan (Sarita) Buchanan, Ross (McKenzie) Buchanan, Chase Buchanan, Thad Buchanan, Mikee Buchanan, Grady Buchanan, Raylee Buchanan; five great-grandchildren, Brentley Gregory, Miller Gregory, Roree Gregory, Annslee Adams and Emoree Adams; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding in death were his parents, Miller Buchanan and his wives, Martha Mueller Buchanan and Virgie Bryant Buchanan; one brother, Jerry Buchanan and one sister-in-law, Rhonda Buchanan.

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian church with Revs. Drew Gray and Larry Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow at Bethel Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at the Bethel Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Expression of sympathy may be made to Bob Buchanan Memorial Scholarship c/o Citizens Deposit Bank, 150 So. Tenth Street, Wickliffe, KY 42087; Ballard County Senior Citizens Center, PO Box 508, Barlow, KY, 42024

Arrangements made by Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.


Published 12:00 AM, Saturday Apr. 14, 2018
Updated 01:28 PM, Sunday Apr. 15, 2018

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