GREENSBORO - Cecil Miles Buchanan, 67, of Greensboro, NC, passed away on November 27, 2012.
The memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home, 515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC. Immediately following the service, a celebration of his life will be held at Café Pasta, 305 State Street, Greensboro, NC.
He was born April 15, 1945 in Danville, Virginia to the late Coy Lee Buchanan and Edith E. Buchanan. He was also preceded in death by four brothers; Paul, Jimmy, Herbert and Jud and one sister, Eris.
He is survived by his wife, Dawn Buchanan; son, Nolan Buchanan, of Greensboro, NC; step-daughter, Nicole Brown of Charleston, SC; brother, Otis (Judy) Buchanan of Lexington, NC; and half-sister Norma (Norman) Myers of Danville, VA; along with many nieces and nephews.
Cecil served in the United States Army, was a Vietnam veteran and was awarded the Purple Heart. After the Army, Cecil became a salesman for Black Cadillac in Greensboro, NC and then General Manager for Jerry Watkins Cadillac in Winston Salem, NC. Upon retirement, Cecil began a thriving business in real estate. He was a longtime member of the Greensboro Ski and Outing Club and enjoyed snow skiing, boating, volleyball, bowling and working out. Cecil was a unique man who always had a smile on his face and never met a stranger. He loved his family and friends dearly and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He was a joy to be around because of his infectious laughter and upbeat spirit and everyone who knew him was blessed. Cecil was well respected throughout the community and an inspiration to us all.
Our gratitude and special thanks go out to the caring staff at Wesley Long Hospital and Cancer Center. We also thank our extended family and friends for their help and continuous support. Due to Cecil's love of life, we ask that in lieu of flowers you contact your local Red Cross and donate a pint of blood in his memory.
On line condolences may be made at www.haneslineberryfuneralhomes.com