Gene Woody Buchanan

Published 11:21 am Thursday, July 30, 2015

Gene Woody “Pops” Buchanan, 69, of Advance, died July 29, 2015 at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House.

He was born Oct. 13, 1945 in Mitchell County to the late Grady and Merle Woody Buchanan. He loved camping, bluegrass; and had a lifelong career as a truck driver.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Annie Buchanan, his daughter, Robin Buchanan, and a grandson, Dustin Buchanan.

Survivors: his brother, Allen Buchanan and wife Kathy of Hickory; his son, Russell Farley; step-children Mike, Lefty, Steve, Kendall, Melissa, Tammy, Becky, Christy and Barbara Stewart, who helped care for him; a niece, Sarah Holloway; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A visitation of friends was held Saturday, Aug. 1 at 11 a.m .at Reflections Church.