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Obituary for Richard Allen Buchanan

Richard “Rick” Allen Buchanan, 71, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023. Born in Lexington, KY, he was the son of the late Donald and Dorothy Hayes Buchanan.

He retired from the Kentucky American Water Company after 38 years as Operations Superintendent. He was a member of Newtown Christian Church, enjoyed photography, gardening, fishing and riding his Harley.

He is survived by his step-daughter, Lezah (Gloria Welch) Preston and Nephews - Charles Wagner, Mark Wagner and Darrell Wagner; as well as numerous friends and extended family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Joann Wagner, Michael Buchanan and Donald Buchanan.

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Thursday at Johnson’s Funeral Home, conducted by Rev. Bennie Braddick. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Lexington, KY. Casket bearers will be Drew Rassmussan, Dave Cole, Mark Wagner, Tyler Wagner, Matthew Wagner and Blake Wagner. Visitation will be 11:30 AM till 1:30 PM Thursday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation (