Charles William Buchanan of Leasburg, Missouri was born on Wednesday, October 29, 1947 in Salem, Indiana to Noble R. and Margaret E. (nee Tincher) Buchanan and passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at the age of 72 years.
Charles married Nora Aldridge on June 13, 1967 in El Monte, California.
Charles honorably served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He was awarded the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. He was a member of Cuba Memorial Post # 522 A.L.
Charles was a “Jack of All Trades.” He could just about fix anything, from being a carpenter to a mechanic. He retired as the Maintenance Supervisor at Meramec State Park. He enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was hiking, fishing, mushroom hunting or taking care of the wildlife.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Noble and Margaret Buchanan; one daughter, Charlene D. Buchanan; one brother, Donnie Buchanan; three sisters, Peggy Spears, Norma Spears, and Charlotte Lykins.
He is survived by his wife, Nora Buchanan of the home; two sons, William Lee and wife Jean Marie Buchanan of Leasburg, Missouri and Dean Buchanan and girlfriend Cindy Robertson of St. Clair, Missouri; eight grandchildren, Ashley and husband Matt Garrison, Shayna Buchanan and fiancé Cody James, Trevor and wife Taylor Travis, Emily Buchanan, Jozef Buchanan, Zachary Stockhorst, Charles Ray Buchanan, Quintin Buchanan; six great grandchildren, Trentin, Tucker, Charli, Stella, Aubree and Chloe; two sisters, Dorothy and husband Dennis Fleming of Pekin, Indiana, Carol Raisor of Salem, Indiana; and three sisters-in-law, Karen Leza of Japan, Missouri, Janice Colgate of Sullivan, Missouri, Faye Einfalt of Chino, California; other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the VFW Post #7147 in Cuba, Missouri.
Funeral service will be held on 1 p.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the VFW Post #7147 in Cuba, Missouri.
In keeping with his wishes, Charles will be cremated following the visitation and funeral service.
A private inurnment, with military honors, will be held at the Logan Cemetery in Leasburg, Missouri.
Arrangements under the direction of the Mizell Funeral Home of Cuba, Missouri.