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Fredrick Leroy Buchanan, age 82

Fredrick Leroy Buchanan was born on February 6, 1940 in Centralia, IL to Ira Lee Buchanan and Ethel Lorraine Johnston-Buchanan. Fred passed away on June 12, 2022 in Searcy, AR at Unity Health-White County Medical Center.

Fred loved Disneyland and enjoyed pin trading. His favorite Disney character was Tinkerbell. He loved reading National Geographics and watching his favorite actor, the Duke, John Wayne. He was intrigued by military planes and would go to air shows whenever possible. Fred is going to be missed by everyone who knows him. He truly was a friend to everyone and never met a stranger.

Fred is survived by his wife, Sandy Minnick-Buchanan, to whom he was married for the last 42 years. Fred adored Sandy and Sandy was his world, even more so as his health was failing. Fred was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Robert, Stephen and Patrick Buchanan. He is survived by his sister, Sandra and brother, Michael Buchanan. Fred is also survived by his children from his previous marriages: Ricky, Russell, Ronald, Lorraine and Robert. He is also survived by his sons, Jon and Terry, Sandra’s sons from her first marriage. Fred stepped up and became their father-figure. Although they called him Fred, he was their Dad in all the ways that mattered. Fred was blessed with 19 grandchildren Brian, Sammy, Emily (his Tinkerbell), Eliza, Ellie, Michael, Tyler, Amber, Sean, Lailani, Christopher, Stephen, Kylei, Devon, Travis, Brandon, Nicole, Joel, Megan and 6 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Mike and Linda Buchanan Posted June 14, 2022 8:37 PM

    Goodbye big brother Linda and will miss you lots love you.

  • Sandra Edmonds Posted June 15, 2022 7:23 PM

    You were more than just my brother, you were also my friend. Thank you for your love and the special memories we shared. You will always have a place in my ❤️ RIP Brother. LOVE YOU … Sis

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