Robert S. Buchanan age 81 of Metamora, Illinois formerly of Low Point, Illinois passed away at 10:25pm Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012 at Snyder Village in Metamora. He was born Sept. 10, 1931 in Low Point, IL., to Cleo and Laura (Grebner) Buchanan. He married Merry Lu Smith on Dec. 14, 1973 in Metamora and she survives.
Surviving are his children, Kathleen (Chester) Rackley of San Antonio, TX., Karen (Boyd) Meier of Houston TX., David (Susan) Buchanan of Chillicothe, IL., Daniel B. Buchanan of Knoxville, TN., Wendy (Daniel) Jimenez of San Antonio, TX., Heather Knoblauch and Tammy (Greg) Alig both of Metamora; 17 grandchildren, and one great grandson. He is also survived by one brother Marion (Sue) Buchanan of Tremont, IL., sisters Helen Clark of Low Point, and Thelma (Kevin) Johnson of Green Valley, IL. he was preceded in death by 3 brothers and one sister.
Robert was a Corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Worked as a Machinist for Caterpillar starting in 1963 and retiring on June 30, 1991. He loved gardening, fishing and travelling. Member of Germantown Hills Baptist Church, and was a loving husband, father, grandfather,and great grandfather.
Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon Saturday Dec. 15, 2012 at Mason Funeral Home Metamora, Chapel with Rev. Robert Fields officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00am till service time at the funeral home. Burial will be in Linn Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Washburn. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Methodist Hospice and Snyder Village. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.