Michael William Buchanan
In Loving Memory
Candler- Michael “Mike” William Buchanan, age 59, entered into a place of eternal peace and rest on Friday, November 1, 2019.
He was born August 21, 1960 in Jackson County and was the son of the late Vero Buchanan and Mildred Coggins Whetstine and husband, Frank Whetstine of Candler. Mike had made his home in Buncombe County most of his life and was well known throughout the area as a talented automobile and truck mechanic. Mike had been a dedicated employee of Alliance Tractor and Trailer Center in Hendersonville. He was an avid fisherman and deer hunter and he enjoyed spending time among the mountains where he was born and raised. Mike truly loved life and he was blessed with a wonderful personality that brought many friendships into his life. He will be deeply missed by his family and many friends.
Surviving are his brothers, Kenneth Buchanan and his wife, Debra of Candler, and Steve Buchanan and his wife, Lynn of Clyde; a sister, Karen Hall and her husband, Robert of Weaverville; his long time companion, Bronsalea Jones of Candler; those he loved just like his children, Alan Jones of Candler and Jeremy Jones (LeeAnn) of Canton; those he loved as his grandchildren, Jada and Kinzley; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends and also his beloved American Bull Dog, “Liberty”.
A service of remembrance to celebrate Mike’s life will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, November 9, 2019 in the chapel of Crawford / Ray Funeral Home in Canton. Reverend Betty Drake will be officiating. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Buchanan family.