Larry Richard Buchanan, 73, of Rustburg, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, after a lengthy illness. He was a devoted family man and retired from B & W after 30 years of service. He was an outdoorsman, gardener, and fisherman. He was a "Trout Master" and a son of a coal miner from Abbs Valley, Va. He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Verlee Buchanan; brother, Terry Buchanan; and nephew, Lee Buchanan. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Sue Buchanan; daughters, Teresa Angel (Richard) and Marsha Henderson; a son, Alex Henderson (Sarah); grandchildren, Poe Anderson, III, Lee Merryman, Brittany Anderson (fiancé Jacob McGaughey) and Megan Angel; great-granddaughter, Alissa Henderson; brother, Kenneth Buchanan (Tammy), Jeff Buchanan (Mariam); and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. A special thanks to Sherri Nogosky and the staff at Lynchburg General Hospital and Clifton Street Dialysis Center. A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Rustburg United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Virginia Memorial Park, Forest, Va. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rustburg United Methodist Church, 664 Village Hwy., Rustburg, Va. 24588. Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family. To send condolences, please visit

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