Joe Paul Buchanan, 85, of Crossville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Cumberland Medical Center. He was born April 2, 1934 in Tazewell, a son of the late William Robert Buchanan and Lucy Pearl (Breeding) Buchanan. After serving in the Army, Joe worked for Volunteer Electric Cooperative in Decatur for 45 years until his retirement in 1999. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Polly (Kemmer) Buchanan of Crossville; daughters, Sandra McHone (Charles) of Ooltewah, and Nancy Buchanan of Atlanta, Ga.; grandchildren, Sarah McHone and Steven McHone; brothers, Roy Buchanan of Decatur, and Ralph Buchanan of Athens; and sister, Bonnie Wicker of Decatur. In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by his brothers, Raymond Buchanan and Bill Buchanan. Private graveside services were held in Grassy Cove Methodist Church Cemetery. Bilbrey Funeral Home of Crossville is in charge of arrangements.

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