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Fletcher - Michael "Mike" Ray Buchanan, 44, of Souther Road, Fletcher, died Monday, January 7, 2013 at the St. Joseph Campus of Mission Hospitals.
A native of Mitchell County, Mike was a son of Kenneth and Barbara Willis Buchanan of Bakersville, NC.
Mike worked as a site supervisor for the Mitchell County Water & Sewer Department treatment facility. Mike was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He loved history, his family and was an avid supporter of the Carolina Panthers.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Regina Haney Buchanan; four sons, Dylan Buchanan of Bakersville, Darrel Torrey of Fletcher, Billy Torrey of Fletcher and Jesse Torrey of Fletcher; one daughter, Megan Torrey of Fletcher; one brother, Chad Buchanan and his wife, Tina, of Bakersville; his maternal grandmother, June Willis of Bakersville and his two "Papaw Princesses", Allie and Elizabeth.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Reverend Cecil Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian.
In addition to the funeral, a memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 12, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Bakersville (Cane Creek).
A memorial register is available at grocefuneralhome.com.
Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian
1401 Patton Avenue Asheville, NC 28806
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 9, 2013