Darwyn L. Buchanan

Born on June 25, 1935

VICTORIA - Darwyn "Buck" L. Buchanan, age 77 of Victoria passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born June 25, 1935 in Crosbyton, Texas, son of Marita Self and Frank Buchanan. He was married to the love of his life, Asahel Jane Parker for 56 years, and together they owned and operated Brown's Egg Farm in Premont, Texas. At the same time, he also worked at the Exxon King Ranch Gas Plant for 26 years before retiring in 1991 as a Technical Foreman. In 2000 they moved to Victoria, Texas to be closer to family. Darwyn was an explorer at heart enjoying the outdoors, camping, traveling and golf. He was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Darwyn is survived by his wife, Asahel Buchanan of Victoria; daughter, Lana (Charles) Paetz of Katy; son, Brett (Kelly) Buchanan of Victoria; sisters, Marita Ann Self Webb, Beverly McKinney and Barbara Asebedo; brothers, Lloyd Self, Jim Self and Brad Buchanan; mother-in-law, Eloa Gantt; three grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew Buchanan and Seth Paetz; two great-grandchildren on the way.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a son, Scott W. Buchanan.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 - 8:00 pm Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Rosewood Funeral Chapels, Rev. Mickey Ewing officiating. Burial will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Chris Buchanan, Matthew Buchanan, Seth Paetz, Mark Parker, Matt Asebedo and Dale Allen.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Texas, 605 E. Locust, Victoria, Texas, 77901.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.



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