Thomas “Tommy” Jeffries Buchanan passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Noland Hospital in Montgomery. He was born on July 20, 1936 in Hale County. He attended Greensboro High School and joined the Army after high school. He was a devoted soldier, joining that National Guard where he stayed for 42 years. He worked for the Soil Conservation Service for 20 years. After retiring from this job, Tommy was hired as Foreman of the Tree Nursery at McMillan Bloedel until his retirement in 1998. During this time he received an Associate Degree from Wallace Community College.
Tommy is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Carolyn Crawford Buchanan, one daughter, Tanya (Lonzo) Ingram of Greenville, grandson, Brandon (Hannah) Matthews of Troy, granddaughter, Britany Matthews (Josh) Hartin of Dothan, great grandson, George Haddon Matthews and numerous nieces and nephews.
Tommy was a member of the Camden Baptist Church. During his many years at the church, he served as deacon, Sunday School teacher, Training Union Director and sang in the Church Choir.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, September 5th at Camden Baptist Church at 3:00 p.m. with a visitation one hour prior to the service, with Dunklin and Daniels directing. Burial will follow at the Camden Cemetery.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the doctors and staff at Vaughn Regional Hospital in Selma and Noland Hospital in Montgomery for their dedication and caring concern. They are also grateful for friends who called or visited during the time spent in the hospital.