Paul Thomas Buchanan, 74, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord Friday, Dec. 20, 2019.
A lifelong resident of Jackson County he was the son of the late Paul S. and Hattie Belle Cabe Buchanan.
Paul retired as manager from Ingles Supermarket after 40 years of service. He was a member of Wesleyanna Methodist Church. He loved the outdoors and loved to hunt but what he enjoyed most was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Paul never met a stranger, and he loved watching his favorite sports teams, especially Smoky Mountain High School.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years Jean Elliott Buchanan; two daughters, Jane Buchanan (Don) of Sylva, Michelle Pressley (Mike) of Sylva; four grandchildren, Levi Buchanan (Ragan), Samantha Buchanan, Kelly Marie Pressley, Jake Pressley; three great-grandchildren, Bryce Elizabeth Buchanan, Emma Christina Buchanan, Sydney Rose Junaluska.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Revs. Diane Campbell, Dennis Burrell and Loy Kennedy officiating.
The family received friends from 1 until 3 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Burial was in Wesleyanna Cemetery. Pallbearers were Levi Buchanan, Jake Pressley, Rick Shepherd, Will Shepherd, Mike Pressley and Johnny Buchanan.