Please keep the family of the Rev. Canon Hollis H. Buchanan in your prayers. He died on June 1, 2012.
Father Buchanan, a 6th generation native Floridian, was born on September 16, 1927 in Tampa, FL. He was a graduate of the University of Florida and Seabury Western Seminary. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1954, served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force Reserve, and spent his life serving his Lord and the Episcopal Church. He served as a priest in Miami, FL, Winter Park, FL, Vero Beach, FL, Florence, SC, and Summerton, SC, retiring from active ministry in 1992.
In the Diocese of South Carolina he served at St. Matthias, Summerton from 1984-1992, at All Saints, Florence from 1979-1984. He was named an honorable Canon for the Cathedral of St. Luke and St. Paul in 1993.
In his retirement, he continued to serve part-time as a priest in Leesburg, FL. He is survived by his two sons, William and Robert (wife Cindy); three grandchildren, and one nephew. He was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Lena, his brother, Kenneth, and his daughter, Valencia. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. on June 20 at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 1603 E. Winter Park Rd., Orlando, with interment of ashes immediately following at St. Richard’s Episcopal Church, 5151 Lake Howell Rd., Winter Park, FL. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Episcopal Relief and Development Fund or your local Humane Society.