David Houston Buchanan

Born: Tue., May 24, 1955
Died: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 16, 2018
Location: Wards Funeral Home

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sat., Feb. 17, 2018
Location: St. Andrews Presbyterian Church

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David Houston Buchanan, age 62, passed away on Sunday, February 11, 2018. Memorial services will be held Saturday February 17, 2018 at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Tucker. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ward’s Funeral Home in Gainesville. Flowers are welcome. Contributions may be made to Creative Community Services.

He was born on May 24, 1955 in Greenville, KY to Albert and Elizabeth (Gentry) Buchanan. He was an alumnus of Georgia Southern University and University of Georgia School of Law. David will be remembered most for his devotion to his family and his unbeatable sense of humor. He was a true partner to his wife, Sally, and was an indispensable part of her work with therapeutic foster children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Professionally, David was an attorney who truly put his heart into his work. He loved his clients and treated them as family.  As a church youth group leader, along with his wife, David served the homeless, built grain storage facilities in a small Honduran village, built a school in El Salvador and shared his faith in action with all of the youth he led. He was always up for a new adventure whether it was sky diving, rock sliding, or jumping off of waterfalls. As a father and grandfather, David always had time for laughter, fishing, deep conversations and digging in the dirt. David had an unstoppable spirit and was forever young at heart.

David will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend of 41 years, Sally, and his daughters, Heather, and Courtney (Bobby).  David will be forever remembered by his three grandchildren, Landon, Connor, and Olivia and by his sisters Susan (Bill) Ervin and Desda (Curtis) Townsend. David will always remain in the hearts of his in-laws, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family and dear friends.

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Myrna N. Barnes
   Posted Sun February 11, 2018
My heartfelt Sympathy to Sally and Family. We will really miss having David around. Please be assured that the God of all comfort will comfort and strengthen you now and always and He will not allow you to suffer more than you can bear. Take courage and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Much Love

Emily Acker
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
Sally and Family,
Our hearts ache with you during this time. Please know you are all in our constant thoughts, and prayers for strength and healing are being said. You and David have been a beautiful and powerful force for good. His power and spirit lives on!

Scott Merritt
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
Sally...I can not express how sorry I am to hear about David. I know you have to be devastated. I wish there was something I could say or do that could give you and your family some comfort. Please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do to be of assistance, please let me know.

Scott Merritt

Alison Evans, CEO, The Methodist Home of South Ga.
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
Sally and family -
Our hearts and prayers are with you. May you feel the presence of God surround you today and in the days ahead. May His peace fill your mind and soul and may your memories of David be robust and bright!

Ben and Janey Smith
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018

There are no words to express how we feel. We will miss David, his always positive outlook and that big friendly smile. I (Janey) feel blessed to have worked with him. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. We are here to help in any way we can if you need us.

Ron Scroggy
   Posted Mon February 12, 2018
Sally, thoughts and prayers are with you. Be comforted in knowing David is wrapped in the loving arms of God for all eternity where one day you’ll be reunited with him. Peace be with you in the days to come.

Sara Riley
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Choices for Life .

Sally and family, We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences on the untimely death of your husband. May loving memories of your husband fill your thoughts and hearts during this time of sorrow. - Doug Fellrath - Sara Riley & the Choices For Life Family

The Goshen Valley Family
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers.
The Goshen Valley Family

Ron and Kerri Norris
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018
Sally and Family,
Kerri and I are so sorry for your loss. David was an amazing man with a huge heart and will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with you

ronald norris
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018

RAYS OF SUMMER SUNSHINE was sent by Ron and Kerri Norris.

Jaime Taylor
   Posted Tue February 13, 2018

GARDEN PATH was sent by Nate .

Tim LeMaster
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
I am deeply saddened to learn of this news. David was a great man and loved by many people, David was my brother. The world has lost a good person, whom did well towards others whenever he could. My deepest condolences to his family, and their tremendous loss. A man always remembered.

Dru Whitaker
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018

I cannot stop thinking about you & your family since hearing the news of David. I will always remember him being with you at FFTA and the fun times we had, especially when he made mint julips for everyone. Words cannot describe how sorry we are for your loss. Gary and I send you and the girls our heartfelt love and support. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Dru

   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
My condolences to Mr. Buchanan Family,

May God's loving kindness comfort you and strengthen you through this very grievous time Psalms 29:11"

Melissa C Devlin
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
All of your friends and colleagues at the Family Focused Treatment Association are heart broken. David was part of the FFTA family for many, many years and we loved having him with us as FFTA traveled the country for conferences and board meetings. We enjoyed sharing so many laughs and great food with him. We are all blessed to have witnessed his kindness, sense of humor, love for his family, and livelong support of his wife and her work to improve the lives of children, youth and adults. David was the first to help someone and the last to take credit. We are here for your family as a source of support and strength...always.

Josie Liles Hickom
   Posted Thu February 15, 2018
I am so sorry. My heart aches for you and your family.I know David will be missed. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts.

Irene Clements
   Posted Thu February 15, 2018
Sending love and prayers to Sally and family. May you hold dear the many wonderful memories of this beloved man.

Trish Murphy
   Posted Fri February 16, 2018

Gloria and I are so sorry for your loss. We're thinking of you and your family, and wishing you all strength in days and months ahead.

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