Obituary: Robert Buchanan, 81, Metamora

Staff Writer
Woodford Times

METAMORA - Robert S. Buchanan, 81, of Metamora, died at 10:25 p.m. Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012, at Snyder Village.

Born Sept. 10, 1931, in Lowpoint to Cleo and Laura (Grebner) Buchanan, he married Merry Lu Smith on Dec. 14, 1973, in Metamora. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Kathleen (Chester) Rackley of San Antonio, Texas, Karen (Boyd) Meier of Houston, Texas, David (Susan) Buchanan of Chillicothe, Daniel B. Buchanan of Knoxville, Tenn., Wendy (Daniel) Jimenez of San Antonio, Texas, and Heather Knoblauch and Tammy (Greg) Alig, both of Metamora; 17 grandchildren; one brother, Marion (Sue) Buchanan of Tremont; and sisters Helen Clark of Lowpoint and Thelma (Kevin) Johnson of Green Valley.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and one sister.

Robert was a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012, at Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel with the Rev. Robert Fields officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at the funeral home Dec. 15. Burial will be in Linn Mount Vernon Cemetery in Washburn.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Methodist Hospice and Snyder Village.

Online condolences may be left at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.