Calvin Edwin Buchanan, 86, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the Creekwood Nursing Facility in Russellville, Kentucky following an extended illness. He was born in Pulaski County on November 7, 1935 to the late Ephraim and Lucy (Claunch) Buchanan. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rena Kay (Stallard) Buchanan and his brother and his wife, Ephraim Buchanan, Jr. and Althene (Smith) Buchanan.
Mr. Buchanan was a businessman in Somerset, working at B&H Shoes, owning a shoe store of his own, and then selling insurance until his retirement. Calvin was interested in improving education for students and teachers and served on the Pulaski County School Board from 1981-1996. Both he and his wife, Rena Kay, loved all Kentucky Basketball and enjoyed attending local games where he was the scorekeeper for several years. He was friendly and never met a stranger.
He will be missed by many friends and relatives including nieces; Debbie & (Hugh) Thompson and Shelia & (John) Blakley; a nephew, Doug & (Kellie) Buchanan; fourteen great-nieces & nephews, Stephanie & (Nick) Barca, Andrea & (Jason) Smith, Ryan & (Dee) Thompson, Amanda & (Eric) Kirk, Andrew & (Rachael) Blakley, Luke & (Katelynn) Buchanan, and Ben & (Katherine) Buchanan; and ten great-great-nieces & nephews, Colin and Victor Barca, Elena and Claire Smith, Quintin and Vivienne Thompson, Hannah and Ethan Kirk, and Caroline and Caleb Blakley. He is also survived by his church family at Lakeside Church of Christ and special friends, Patsy Young and Glenda Haste.
Due to COVID concerns, the family will have a private service and Mr. Buchanan will be buried at Science Hill Cemetery.
Morris & Hislope Funeral Home is overseeing the arrangements.