David Powell Buchanan, age 40, of the Shoal Creek Community, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at Mission Hospital after a brief illness. A native of Mitchell County, he was a son of Jerry and Sandra Ball Buchanan of the Bear Creek Community. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Powell and Kay Ball and paternal grandparents, David and Helen Buchanan. David was a 1997 graduate of Mitchell High School, then received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resources from Gardner Webb University. He was the Social Work Director for Brookside Rehabilitation for a number of years until his declining health. He was an expert bow hunter, loving hunting, fishing and gardening.
Surviving in addition to his parents, Jerry and Sandra Buchanan, is his siblings: Mike Buchanan and wife, Johnie, of Asheville, Darla "Sis" Kegley and husband, Victor, of Mt. Mitchell, and Brandon Buchanan and wife, Daphne, of Bolens Creek; nieces and nephews: Jeremy and Kearstin Buchanan, Nathaniel and Jerod Buchanan, and Tiffany Buchanan. A host of friends and his church family also survive.
Funeral Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 9th in Bear Creek Baptist Church, where he was a member. Pastor Bruce Cannon and Rev. Chris Rathbone will officiate. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. prior to the services at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Gresham Buchanan, Dylan Burleson, Jason Willis, Charles Hurd, Jeremy Buchanan, Nathaniel Buchanan and Jerod Buchanan.
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