Billy Frank Buchanan

January 24, 1942 - June 9, 2024

Billy Frank Buchanan

Billy Frank Buchanan 82, of Owensboro, Kentucky, formerly of Henderson passed away Sunday, June 9, 2024 at the Heartford House in Owensboro. Billy Frank Buchanan was born January 24, 1942 in Union County, Kentucky to the late Frank David and Mary Elizabeth Mills Buchanan and was married to the former Mary Frances McKinney on June 14, 1996. Billy was a man whose life was rich in love, hard work, and dedication to the things he held dear.

Billy’s work ethic was evident to all who knew him. He dedicated many years to Gibbs Die Casting in Henderson, where he retired after a long and successful career. Not one to sit still, Billy continued to serve his community after retirement by delivering newspapers for the Henderson Gleaner, greeting each day with purpose and dedication.

An avid bowler in his earlier years, Billy enjoyed the thrill of competition and the camaraderie among his teammates. His passion for sports extended to being an ardent supporter of the University of Kentucky’s athletic programs, rarely missing a chance to cheer on his favorite teams.

Billy’s faith was an integral part of his life. As a member of the Catholic faith, he found strength and solace in his beliefs, which guided him through life’s challenges and triumphs.

Those who knew Billy will remember him for his kindness, his unwavering integrity, and his ability to bring joy to others. His presence was a comfort, and his laughter a gift that will continue to echo in the hearts of his loved ones.

In addition to his parents, Billy was preceded in death by his wife, Mary F. Buchanan, who died April 27, 2020 and by a sister, Sharon Kay Buchanan.

Billy is survived by two sons, Joseph Buchanan (Delisa) of Clay and David Buchanan (Phyllis) of Corydon; a daughter, Carol Shelton (Brian) of Sturgis; several grandchildren; several great grandchildren; two brothers, Carl Eugene Buchanan and Larry Buchanan (Shirley) both of Henderson; and two sisters, Delores Edwards of Owensboro and Joyce Sheffer (James) of Henderson.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Thursday, June 13, 2024 at Muster Funeral Homes, Calhoun Chapel. Burial will be in the Calhoun Cemetery in McLean County. Friends may visit with Billy’s family from 11:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. Thursday at Musters in Calhoun.

The Billy Frank Buchanan family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to Billy Frank Buchanan, Memorial Fund; C/O Muster Funeral Homes; P.O. Box 160; Calhoun, Kentucky 42327.

Billy’s services will be streamed live on at 3:00 P.M. Thursday.

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