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Raymond Earl Buchanan, Jr.

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“You were always loved. Though miles kept us apart, you were never forgotten and never will be. RIP my cuz. Always Buddy to me! ”
1 of 26 | Posted by: Jackie and ( Aunt Tincy ) Mitchell -Clough - KY

“Dear Brother I know you are now with our mother in heaven. I love you forever. ”
2 of 26 | Posted by: Vickie Nash - KY - Sister

“Bless you all in this time of loss, i am sure it makes your hearts smile that Uncle Buddy is with Grandmom in heaven. I wish that the Lord will wrap...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Robin Dowell - KY - family

“Ray, or "Uncle Ray",as my sister and I called him, was a such a special man. He always had a smile for us, a joke, and a big hug and kiss on the...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Jenny Armstrong - Calhoun, KY

“Good man ”
5 of 26 | Posted by: Dianna Jones - Central city, KY

“I will never forget him. He had such a good heart. He made going to the doctor enjoyable for all. Prayers for the family. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: Britni McEuen - Bremen, KY

“will never forget Dr. Ray. he predicted the day my daughter would be born bk in 87, but said she would be a boy. will never forget the morning she...Read More »
7 of 26 | Posted by: judy chaney - central city, KY

“I am glad that I had the privilege of knowing Ray. He made my trips to Doc's office memorable. ”
8 of 26 | Posted by: Ladonna Barnes - Acquaintance

“My son and I both got to know Ray as my sons doctor, my son thought Ray was the only doctor he was suppose to see and wouldn't go to anyone except...Read More »
9 of 26 | Posted by: Vickie and Michael Revlett - KY

“Marge and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Ray's death. Ray was a good friend to me and my family through many years of working with him. ...Read More »
10 of 26 | Posted by: Betty Troutman Neal - KY - Friend

“Mam'ma , Mike and Family - sorry to hear about your loss. Much love and many prayers - Foxie & Dennis ”
11 of 26 | Posted by: Dennis Traille - SAN LEANDRO, CA

“Buddy was friend,cousin and great playmate. Although time and distance kept us apart I'll hang on to my great memories we had together as long as I...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Paul Hamm - Heflin, AL - family

“One of a kind.. you could not be around Doc. and not laugh or Smile.. He was always helpful, he will never know how much we appreciated the things...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Ricky and Vicki Knight - Belton, KY

“The world is a little sadder with out you! Love you Margie and praying and thinking about you. ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Pearl & Glenn Buckler - Paris, KY

“Me and my family were so sad to hear of Dr. Ray's passing. He was a great man and physician. May he Rest In Peace with "our great physician" our Lord...Read More »
15 of 26 | Posted by: Sheila Randolph - Greenville, KY

“Michael, please know that you and your mom are in my prayers during this difficult time. ”
16 of 26 | Posted by: Brent Coin - Greenville, KY

“Buddy was one of the few cousins I was privileged to grow up with. I will love and miss him always. R.I.P ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Katherine Mitchell - Columbus, OH

“Buddy was one of the few of my precious cousins I was privileged to be around growing up. I will miss you always. My heart is heavy with your loss. ”
18 of 26 | Posted by: Katherine Mitchell - Columbus, OH

“Mam'ma - Mike and family, sorry to hear about your loss. I will never forget the visits to KY & Utah and all the "shenanigans" Buddy would instigate ...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Dennis Traille - SAN LEANDRO, CA

“Buddy was one of the many cousins i grew up with. Rest In Peace Buddy, you will be missed! Love Bonnie(Mitchell) Bowman ”
20 of 26 | Posted by: Bonnie Bowman - Lebanon, IN

“Ray was a great guy and has been doctoring me and my family for many years! He will be greatly missed. Prayers for Marge and the entire family. ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Kim Melton - Central City, KY

“I loved my brother and so sad that I will never get to see him and talk to him again.I choose to remember all the good times we had when we were...Read More »
22 of 26 | Posted by: Louis & Betty Fitzpatrick - KY

“Ray was a great physician himself even tho his title was physicians assistant. He never missed a diagnosis on me. He will be missed. Prayers to his...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Laurie Rose

“Ray Man (as I called him) and I have been friends for over 35 years. He was a hunting "buddy" and a fishing "partner". I wish I had a dollar for...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Robert Brown - Beechcreek, KY

“Buddy spent several summers with the Hamms when we were kids, on our small farm in Scott County Kentucky. We did about everything you could imagine...Read More »
25 of 26 | Posted by: Lucian Hamm - Fayetteville, GA

“Always Buddy to me ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Dennis Hamm - Marianna, FL

DRAKESBORO – Raymond Earl Buchanan, Jr., "Doctor Ray", passed away on February 19, 2017. Ray was born on October 12, 1948, to Edith and Raymond Buchanan, Sr. Ray served in the Air Force for eight years. Ray worked as a Physician's Assistant for Dr. James Brashear for over 40 years. He was a loving and devoted husband to Margaret "Marge" Buchanan for 47 years. He was a dedicated and caring father to both his sons, Richard and Michael. In his spare time Ray loved to hunt, fish, camp, tend to his beehives, and do many different crafts and projects.

Ray is survived by his wife, Marge; his two sons, Richard Buchanan and his wife Debbie Buchanan, and Michael Buchanan; three grandchildren, Jamie Buchanan-Wood and her husband, Josh Wood, Joe Buchanan, and Drew Buchanan; his sister Betty Fitzpatrick and her husband Louis Fitzpatrick; and his brother Barry Buchanan and his wife, Roxanne Buchanan. He also has several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends who were like family to him. Special acknowledgements to the following: Robert and Karon Brown; and his work family, Katrina Huff, Karson Cavitt, and Lindsey Watkins.

The family would like to thank Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, Tucker Funeral Home, and the many medical professionals, friends, and everyone that knew Ray for their support and assistance during our time of sorrow.

A private service was held for Ray and his immediate family as per his wishes. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Raymond Buchanan Memorial Fund, c/o Tucker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 548, Central City, KY 42330. Tucker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at