William W. Buchanan Wanatah, IN William W. Buchanan, age 89, of Wanatah, IN, passed peacefully to join the Lord on Wednesday, May 7, 2008.
March 7, 1919 – May 7, 2008 William, or “Bill”, as most people knew him, was born on March 7, 1919 in Waverly, TN. He was one of nine children born to Julia Lee & William Henry Buchanan, both of whom preceded him in death as well as six of his siblings, Cora Lee, Mildred, Luther, Edith, Leonard, and Arthur D. Bill served in the United States Army during WW II, earning two bronze stars. He fought courageously in the Battle of the Bulge, as well as in England, Belgium, Iceland and Germany. It was while in the service that he became a pen pal to Elizabeth “Libby” Marshall of Clarksville, TN. After three years of correspondence, they were married at the Hickory Point Methodist Church in Hickory Point, TN on October 30, 1945. The Buchanan’s moved to Wanatah in 1960, where Bill was a Union Plumber, Local 210, and retired from Valparaiso Plumbing in 1982. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge, Westville.
Bill is survived by his devoted wife, Libby, his sons James (Betty) Buchanan, of Marshall, TX, Phillip (Mia) Buchanan, of Wanatah, Mark Buchanan, of Dallas, TX, and a daughter, Evon (George) Manz of Scottsdale, AZ, along with grandchildren, Katie (Jason) Lockwood, Lewis and William Buchanan, April (Aurelien) Buchanan-Papelard, Erik (Elena) Powers, Amanda (Travis) Luebbehusen, Erica Pinney, and four Great-Grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, J. W. Buchanan, of Waverly, TN and his sister, Estelle Littleton of Columbia, TN.
Visitation will be on Saturday, May 10th at The Faith United Methodist Church, 15555 S. 900 W, Wanatah, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Funeral service will immediately follow at the church with Rev. Deborah Miller officiating.
Burial will follow at Faith United Methodist Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions can be made in William Buchanan’s memory to: Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Gift Records Office, VU Station B 357727, Nashville, TN 37235-7727, or to Faith United Methodist Church. www.WanatahFuneralChapel.com