Gordon Ray Buchanan, July 25, 1955~August 21, 2016

Gordon Ray Buchanan, the son of Carl Buchanan, Jr. and Dorothy Dean Buchanan was born on July 25, 1955 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He was a member of St. James Methodist Church.

He Graduated from Fayetteville High School in 1972, where he was a talented bass guitar player in a local band.

During his life, he had various occupations, such as janitorial at the University of Arkansas and Washington Regional Medical Center, production line at Campbell Soup and construction. In his spare time, he loved spending time with his grandchildren and going fishing.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Dorothy Dean Buchanan and Carl Buchanan, Jr. of Fayetteville.

He passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the age of 61 in the comfort of his own home. He is survived by Chantelle Hutton of the home; three daughters, Dinnetta Buchanan, Shauntae Simmons of Fayetteville and Patience Fioravanti (Todd) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; five sisters,  Louise Buchanan of Amarillo, TX, Lisa Francis ,Valerie Blackburn , Nadine Robinson and Elaine (Darryl) Willis, all of  Fayetteville, Arkansas; three brothers, Carl Kent, Michael Buchanan and Lawrence Blackburn, all of Fayetteville as well; aunts, Emma Conley of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Charlotte Hayes of Fort Smith, Arkansas; 7 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and a host of  cousins, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 27, 2016 at Beard’s Chapel.

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    Paul Williams » 27. Aug, 2016

    I grew up with Gordon and worked with him at Washington Regional. And my dad and Step mom bought an Old Catilac off his dad and mom many years ago. He was a wonderful guy to work with. My Sincere sympathy to the family in your loss.

    Kachia Phillips » 27. Aug, 2016

    I have to say Gordon has been a big part of my life. When i was out letting the world beat me up i always had a safe place i could go to. I am honored to have been such a big part of his life. Including the last few months and praying the salvation prayer with him and give God all glory for using me to lead Gordon back to Christ. Ivam a little jealous that he made it home to Jesus before i did. Rest in life. We will see eachother soon.

    Name » 27. Aug, 2016

    Crow was a good person and a friend of mine, no questions asked. We had a lot of good times together, lots of laughs. The Big Rocker now has another bass player and drummer that can play music with anyone. Keep rockin my brother. Peace to all those he left behind.

    Bob Baucom

    Name » 27. Aug, 2016

    Prayers to all the family and GORDON I am deeply honored to have known you and your family! Much love too all and you will be on my Angel Wall with your mom