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Gerald Max Buchanan

1938 ~ 2020 (age 81)

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Gerald Max Buchanan, 81, of the Buchanan Branch Community in Robbinsville, NC, went home to be with his Lord on October 16, 2020.

He was a native of Graham County and the son of the late Jake and Vinnie Wiggins Buchanan.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son in law, David Peterson.

Gerald was a Veteran of the United States Army.  He was a lifetime member of Graham County Rescue Squad and Snowbird Fire Department.

He was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church where he served as both a Deacon and Sunday School Superintendent for several years.

Gerald is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Patricia Holloway Buchanan; his daughters, Debbie Buchanan of Robbinsville, NC, and Shelia Moody of Waleska, GA; and his grandchildren, Daphne (Wendell) Duncan, Laura (Jesse) Adams, Jordan Moody, Elizabeth Adams, Hope Moody, and Eva Joy Moody.  His great grandchildren are Montana, Cansas, Savannah, Max, Jackson, Eva Claire, Harden and Sadie.

The family will have a private service.  A public memorial service will be planned for a later date.

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