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Terry Wayne Buchanan, 65, of Terre Haute, passed away on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Regional Hospital. He was born on Aug. 3, 1951, in Vigo County, to Edward Holly Buchanan Sr. and Mollie Marie (Hargett) Buchanan.
Terry is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Jane (Hollingsworth) Buchanan of Terre Haute; sons, Ben "Clyde" Buchanan and wife Christy of Vermilion, Ill., Eric Buchanan and wife Laycie of Mount Vernon, Ind., and Dusty Buchanan and wife Heather of Evansville, Ind.; grandchildren: Hailey, Seth, Coltin, Avery and Ethan Buchanan; and step-grandchildren, Kala Goodman, Briana Watters, Jacqueline Goodman, and Dominick, Nate and Ky-Leigh Cox. Terry is also survived by his brothers, Edward "Pete" Buchanan and wife Judy, Ron Buchanan and wife Karen, and Don Buchanan and wife Marilyn, all of West Terre Haute; sisters, Mary Jane Crabb, Rose Shattuck and husband Henry, both of West Terre Haute, and Hallie Fox and Ray of Terre Haute; step-siblings, Steve Schoffstall and wife Candy, and Betty Sollars and husband Joe, all of West Terre Haute, Linda Thoms and Danny Schoffstall; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Mollie Buchanan; brothers, Ernie Buchanan and Seth "Digger" Buchanan; an infant brother; and a sister, Laura "Jody" Shattuck.
Terry served in the United States Army and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. Terry knew the value of hard work and was a dedicated employee that performed intensive labor on a daily basis in order to provide for his family. Throughout the years, he worked at a foundry and cemeteries, and retired from ADVICS Brake and Chassis. Terry was a self-sufficient, jack-of-all-trades who could fix anything. If he didn't know how to do something, he would make the effort to learn how to do it, not only at work but also at home.
An avid outdoorsman, Terry could often be found fishing and camping with his family and friends. He doted on his grandchildren who were the light of his life. Terry shared along with his wife the love of their four cats that brought him comfort and joy. Most of all, Terry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He will be truly missed.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, June 26, at Roselawn Funeral Home, and from noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27. A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, at the funeral home. Terry will be laid to rest with military honors at Roselawn Memorial Park. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at:
Published on June 25, 2017
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