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Thomas Alan Buchanan
Mar 30, 1944 - Dec 11, 2013
Posted by Ann Weber
Thomas Alan Buchanan, 69, of Bartlesville, died at 11
A.M. on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Jane
Phillips Medical Center.
Celebration of Life services for Mr. Buchanan will be
held at 7 P.M. on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in the
Stumpff Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Lynn
officiating. Friends who wish may call for visitation
until the service hour on Wednesday as the casket will
remain closed at the services.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established
and those who wish may send their contributions to: The
Living Truth Fellowship, 7399 N. Shadeland, Suite 252,
Indianapolis, IN 46250, of which Tom was actively
involved and a supporter of.
Mr. Buchanan was born at Columbia, Missouri at the Boone
County Hospital on March 30, 1944 to John Henry and
Margaret M. (Galles) Buchanan. He attended and graduated
from David A. Hickman High School Columbia, Missoiru in
1961. He served in the
U.S. Navy for 6 years, graduated Honorman (First in
Class) at the U.S. Naval Station Memphis, Tennessee in
1964. He spent 3 years in Olathe, Kansas as an Aviation
Electronics instructor at the station. Following his
Honorable Discharge he went to work with Bendix (a
prime-contractor to the Atomic Energy Commission in
Kansas City, Missouri.) He graduated from Pittsburg
State University in Kansas in 1977 with a BS in Computer
Science and Minors in Electronics Technology and
Mathematics. While at PSU he was part of the college WOW
Ambassador program. He was employed with Phillips
Petroleum Company as a Programmer Analyst in
Bartlesville from 1978 to 2007. He was married to Wendy
J. Spencer on December 26, 1986 and she preceded him in
death on July 7, 2007. On November 1, 2008 he passed all
of the FCC's licensing for extra-class radio amateur. He
was a member of the Bartlesville Amateur Radio Club.
Mr. Buchanan is survived by nieces and nephews, Sheri,
Donna, Kevin and Dale Buchanan all of Underhill,
Vermont, his mother-in-law, Eva Birch of Midland,
Michiga, two brother-in-laws, Charles Birch and timothy
Birch, both of Midland, Michigan, a sister-in-law, Jana
Havern and husband Bob of Waterford, Michigan, a special
friends, Bernadette and Randy Keaton, Earl Boesl, Robert
S. Jones and Rudy Harris all of Bartlesville.
preceded in death by two brothers, James Buchanan and
John William Buchanan, a sister, Patricia Buchanan, his
mother and father and a nephew, John Buchanan of
Underhill, Vermont. Friends who wish may sign the online
guest book and leave condolences at
Published in Examiner-Enterprise on Dec. 14, 2013
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