William Wesley Buchanan(1946 - 2013)

William Wesley


Of Lewes, passed away at home in the arms of his loving wife on April 16, 2013. He was 66 years old. Born on December 9, 1946 in Wilmington, DE - he was the son of the late Andrew Hamilton Buchanan, Jr. and Elizabeth West Buchanan. He was a Consultant, having retired from the DuPont Chemical Company after a career of 33 years. He was a member of the Lewes Rehoboth Moose Lodge #646 and a former member of the "Wacky Club" associated with the Little Sister's of the Poor. He loved baseball, sports and was a history buff.

He loved Westerns, and in his conduct he always had to be right, and usually was! He is survived by his wife of fifteen years, Carolyn E. Jenney Buchanan, and his children: Cheryl Hoffman, and her husband Mark, of Nashville, TN; Wayne Burroughs, and his wife Stacey, of Millsboro, DE; Clinton Burroughs Jr., of Lewes, DE; James Burroughs and his wife, LiAnn of Georgetown, DE; Linda Buchanan, of Middletown, DE; and Sharon Urban, and husband Andrew, of Bear, DE. He is also survived by his brothers: Andrew Buchanan III, and wife Barbara, of Lewes, DE; and David Buchanan, and wife Carol, of Nottingham, PA. In addition, he has ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, along with many extended family members and friends across the state.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm on Sunday, April 21, at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE 19966, where friends may call after 12 noon. Pastor Robert Hudson will officiate. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Millsboro.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

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Published in The News Journal on Apr. 18, 2013