James D. Buchanan

TAMARAC, FLORIDA -- James D. “Deward” Buchanan, 88, of Tamarac, Florida, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.

Mr. Buchanan was born March 25, 1928, to the late Pat and Bertha Buchanan in the Hawk Community of Mitchell County. His wife of 66 years, Claire Buchanan, survives him.

Mr. Buchanan served in the United States Navy where he developed a love for electronics, which led to a long career with IBM.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Buchanan is survived by three daughters, Denise (Mitch) Speicher, Jeanne (Mike) Knight and Patricia (Phillippe) Jeanneau; one son, Jim (Jenny) Buchanan; a brother, Dennis (Dorothy) Buchanan; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one niece; and many friends.

The MItchell News

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Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
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