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Former Boone County Prosecutor and retired attorney James P. Buchanan, 80, died Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Methodist Hospital.
Mr. Buchanan was born on Sept. 23, 1936, in Clinton, the son of Warren B. and Sallye P. Buchanan.
After graduating from Rockville High School, where he played football and basketball, he attended Wabash College, graduating in 1958. He then attended the I.U. School of Law in Bloomington and graduated in 1961.
In February 1964, Mr. Buchanan married Margaret (Peggy) Bentley, whom he met while attending Indiana University. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965, was honorably discharged in 1965 as a LTJG.
The Buchanans moved to Lebanon in 1965, when Mr. Buchanan joined the law firm of Stewart and Richardson. He later began his own law practice, Buchanan and Buchanan, maintaining offices in Lebanon and Rockville.
Mr. Buchanan was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity, the Boone County Bar Association, and the Indiana State Bar Association.
He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, was an avid reader, and hiked frequently in Lebanon's Memorial Park and Eagle Creek Park, and in Arizona while vacationing.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Buchanan of Lebanon; daughter-in-law, Pamela Buchanan of Zionsville; grandson, Thomas Buchanan of Indianapolis; granddaughter, Sarah Buchanan of Zionsville; granddaughter, Lindsey Dils Bruggenschmidt and her husband, Alex, of Zionsville; great-granddaughter, Nora Bruggenschmidt; sister, Elizabeth Buchanan and brother-in law, Roger Henderson, of Tucson, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Sue Jackson of Fayetteville, Ark.; and nieces and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sons, Christopher G. and John B. Buchanan.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Those who wish to do so may contribute in James P. Buchanan's name to The Boone County Cancer Society, 117 W. Elm St., Lebanon, IN 46052; or Mental Health America of Boone County, 1122 N. Lebanon St., Lebanon IN 46052.
Arrangements were entrusted to Myers Mortuary.
Online condolences may be made at www.myersmortuary.com.
Published on March 29, 2017
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