Charles “Chubb” Gordon Buchanan, 79, of Whittier passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

Born Nov. 20, 1939, in Sylva, N.C., he was the son of the late James Gudger and Emma Viola Buchanan of Greens Creek.

Chubb was a retired heavy equipment operator and an avid gardener. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Martha Jane Nations Buchanan; and his daughter, Greta Donna Buchanan; as well as his brothers, Vernon, Carol, Harold Dean; and his sister, Elizabeth.

He is survived by two sons, Gordon “Dale” Buchanan (Susan) of Sylva and Gary “Dean” Buchanan (Linda) of Whittier; one daughter, Gloria Reddish (James) of Whittier; the lucky seven grandchildren, Nathan Buchanan of the home, Drew, Clay, Jared, Kristen, Keri Buchanan and Karen Reddish. Also surviving are two brothers, Ronald and Lowell Buchanan (Linda) of Sylva; four sisters, Barbara Cabe, Stella Wike (Orville), Wanda Brooks and Audrey Sue Jones (Ronald) of Sylva.

Funeral Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in the chapel of Appalachian Funeral Services with the Rev. Eddie Stillwell officiating.

The family received friends from noon until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial was in Greens Creek Cemetery. Pallbearers were Drew, Clay, Jared Buchanan, Keith and Cody Nations and Keith Brooks. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Lewis, Wayne Smith, B.T. Greene, Myrl Brown, Charles Ray Elders.