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John Buchanan


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October 22, 1920 - July 2, 2018
John Buchanan was born to John Franklin E. Buchanan and Agnes Iona Buchanan on Oct. 22, 1920 in Floydada TX. He died and went to be in the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 2, 2018. He was the eldest of four, with two brothers, Frank and Edsel Buchanan, and one sister, Betty McCormack Haynes. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1939 and completed submariner school. He was assigned to the USS Cachalot and was present at the bombing of Pearl Harbor Dec. 7 1941 and the Battle of Midway June 4-7 1942.

He married his wife of 73 years, Lucille Clara Honieger of St. Paul MN, in 1943. They moved to Texas in the late 1940s were they lived the remainder of their lives. He and Lucille lived in many Texas cities, Bandera, San Marcos, Ft. Worth, Houston, Harlingen, and Corpus Christi to name a few. In 1963-64 he took a job with Friedrich Air Conditioners in San Antonio Texas which he retired from in 1981. In 1977 he was ordained as a Deacon in the Catholic Church and served St. Joan of Arc Church in Kirby Texas. He was a member of the US submarine veterans of WW II National Association and Texas Chapter for 40 years. Up until his death he was a member of the P.C. Stryker Base US submarine veteran's association chapter in San Antonio Texas.

John and Lucille adopted a daughter, Mary Lucille Buchanan in 1958. They had a son John Joseph Buchanan that was born in 1961. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Agnus, wife Lucille, brother Frank, sister Betty, and daughter Mary. He is survived by his son John J., daughter-in-law Bari L. Brookins, grandson Shawn Michael Buchanan, brother Edsel, sister-n-lawn Mary Hoeniger, nephews Steve, Terry, Stan, Kelly, and Craig, and nieces, Sherry, Stella, Tammy, Beth and Sara. He spent the last 54 years of his life in Kirby/San Antonio Texas. He will be missed by all his family and his many friends in the Kirby/San Antonio area. The family offers many thanks to the individuals of St. Joan of Arc parish that helped my Dad and Mom in their final years and to the staff and individuals at The Village of Incarnate Word that also befriended them and watched over them in their final years.

Visitation will begin Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Dellcrest Funeral Home. On Wednesday, July 11, 2018 a Rosary will be recited at 11:30 a.m. with a Funeral Mass to follow at 12:15 p.m. at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 2829 Ackerman Rd., Kirby, TX 78219. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

For personal acknowledgement, you may sign the online guestbook at www.missionparks.com in the obituary section.
Published in Express-News on July 8, 2018
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