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Francis A. “Buck” Buchanan

Sylva, Jackson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 Dec 2010 (aged 80)
Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 62717013 · View Source
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Dr. Francis A. "Buck" Buchanan, 80, of Hendersonville died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at his residence.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

He was born July 13, 1930, in Sylva, to the late Marcellus Buchanan Jr. and Rebecca Cathey Buchanan. He graduated from Oak Ridge Military Institute and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he played varsity tennis and was a member of Chi Phi fraternity and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Society. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree in 1955, after which he served in the U.S. Air Force as a captain in the Dental Corps at McDill Air Force Base.

He opened his dental practice in 1957 in Hendersonville, where he also served in leadership positions with the Kiwanis Club, Chamber of Commerce and N.C. Dental Society. He was active in support of Habitat for Humanity and the Flat Rock Playhouse, and he served on the UNC system Board of Governors, Morehead Scholarship Committee and as chairman of the UNC-Asheville board of trustees. A member of Hendersonville Country Club, he enjoyed golf and was a UNC Tar Heel sports fan.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Cox Buchanan; and one brother, John Marcellus Buchanan III.

Surviving are one son, Jim Buchanan of Charlotte; one daughter, Lynne B. Allen of Greensboro; and one granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity, 1111 Keith St., Hendersonville, NC 28792.

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