August 20, 1953 - May 31, 2020
“Thus should one regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.” 1 Cor 4:1 David Norwood Buchanan, a servant of Christ, age 66, passed away Sunday evening, May 31, 2020, in his home in Albertville. David was a lifelong resident of Marshall County. He was born on August 20, 1953 in Guntersville, the son of Velmer “Littlon” Buchanan and Marjorie Dodd Buchanan who both preceded him in death. He is survived by his beloved wife of 37 years, Gayle Gordon Buchanan, his sisters Cheri DerArmond Smith, Jane Peppers, Charlene Buchanan Johnson (Dell), his niece Laurie Burns (Jeff) and his nephew Joshua Johnson, as well as many other nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and a great-great niece. David is also survived by twelve foreign exchange students whom he and Gayle welcomed to their home and into their family. Faithful to his Lord Jesus Christ, David was a caring husband who loved his wife and family above all and was devoted to serving God through his work in his church and his community. For over 30 years, David inspired young boys as a Senior Commander in the Royal Rangers Ministry at Lake City Assembly of God, where he also served as a member of the board and trained church leaders. David finished Guntersville High School in 1972 as part of the first class to ever graduate from there. He proceeded to earn an Associate Degree from Shelton State Community College. David was committed to his work, first as a machinist, then as a trainer and finally as a safety and training coordinator. He served his country and was a proud veteran of the National Guard. At home, David proved a highly skilled and knowledgeable gardener, mechanic, and outdoorsman. He loved dogs and over the years provided a home for many rescues. David enjoyed travelling with his wife to South Alabama and Florida, but also to Europe to visit his former exchange students. His journeys took him to Austria, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, where he fell in love with the Swiss Alps. Beloved and missed by many, David will be remembered as a faithful, dedicated, and gentle soul who was not only ready to walk the extra mile to help others, but often gladly went a little further In lieu of flowers, David´s family suggests donations be given in his memory to the Mission fund at Lake City Assembly of God or to Diabetes or Pancreatic Cancer research funds.
“Thus should one regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God.” 1 Cor 4:1 David Norwood Buchanan, a servant of Christ, age 66, passed away Sunday evening, May 31, 2020, in his home in Albertville. David... View Obituary & Service Information
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