Philip E. Buchanan

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, October 30, 2007

CHESAPEAKE—Philip E. Buchanan, 76, died Oct. 26, 2007, after a long illness.

Mr. Buchanan was born in Lexington, Va., and was the son of Greenlee Walker Buchanan and Birdie Mae Lobell Buchanan.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Buchanan; his daughters, Bonny Henderson and husband Gregory Henderson, Dr. Scotty Buchanan and husband Dr. Lloyd Faul Jr. and Greenlee Naughton and husband Eugene Naughton Jr.; six grandchildren, Justin, Corey and Taylor Henderson, Abby, Samantha and Patrick Naughton; his brother, Leon Buchanan of Charlottesville; and his sister, Emma Golde O’Donnell of Georgia; several nieces and nephews; and his beloved bichon frise, Molly.

He taught English and philosophy in Frederick College, Portsmouth, and Tidewater Community College for 35 years.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina and earned his graduate degree from the University of Virginia.

He continued his postgraduate education in Harvard University and Oxford University, England. He was a published author and a former member of the Teachers of English Southern Association of Colleges.

He was an accomplished trumpet player and led his own dance band during college. He was a member of the Tidewater Community Concert Band and the University of North Carolina Alumni Band until his illness prevented his participation.

He was co-owner of Buchanan’s on Main Street in Smithfield.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Parr Funeral Home, Suffolk.

A graveside service was conducted by the Revs. Richard Goodman and Connie Jackson in Riverview Cemetery in Waynesboro, Tuesday.

A reception followed the service in the Iris Inn, 191 Chinquapin Drive, Waynesboro.

The family requested, in lieu of flowers, that contributions be made to Isle of Wight County Humane Society, Shelter Fund, P.O. Box 273, Smithfield, VA 23431, to honor his love of animals.