Wilkie Allen Buchanan, 71, of Johnson City, passed away on Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.
A native of Bakersville, N.C., he was the son of Dorothy Stamey Buchanan of Bakersville and the late Otis Buchanan.
Wilkie was a graduate of Bowman High School in Bakersville. He was a self-employed car salesman and also had worked for the Thorp Company for 30 years. He was a member of Cane Creek Baptist Church in Bakersville and attended Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church.
Wilkie was also preceded in death by a sister, Joanne Staton.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Christine Honeycutt Buchanan; son, Wendell W. Buchanan and wife Robin of Blountville, Tenn.; sister, Mary Syska and husband Don of Port Huron, Mich.; brother, Larry Buchanan of Bakersville; grandchildren, Ryan, Rachel, Codie, Marshall and Kaden Buchanan; and great-grandchildren, Darrin and Jolene Buchanan.
A memorial service for Mr. Buchanan will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, in the chapel of Henline-Hughes Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Jones and the Rev. Paul Crowe officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Buchanan Family, 1706 East Fairview Avenue, Johnson City, TN 37601.
Henline-Hughes Funeral Home, Bakersville, N.C., (828) 688-4813, is assisting the Buchanan Family.