Nelson Harris Buchanan Jr., 74, of Pine Bluff, passed away Monday, March 22, 2021. He was born November 3, 1946 in Pine Bluff to the late Nelson Harris Buchanan Sr. and Beatrice Magee Buchanan.
Nelson was reared and educated in Pine Bluff, graduating from Pine Bluff High School. He then enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served 18 months in Vietnam. Nelson became an engineer for the Cotton Belt Railroad and worked for 42 years before his retirement. He was a former Shriner and Mason, and he loved to watch horse racing. Nelson was a member of Central Presbyterian Church in Pine Bluff.
Nelson was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Judy Diane Brooks Buchanan, whom he married July 6, 1971 and who preceded him in death December 31, 2015; and his sister, Linda Douthit.
Survivors include two sons, Jeff Buchanan (Michelle) and Spencer Buchanan (Casey); five grandchildren, Marlee Buchanan, Madison Noble, Allissa Buchanan, West Lock and Brayden Lock; great grandchild, Jude Noble; and two brothers, Frank Buchanan and Henry Buchanan.
Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Friday, March 26, 2021 at Ralph Robinson and Son with celebrant Marty Shell officiating. Burial will be in Bellwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00-8:00 PM Thursday at the funeral home.
Online condolences at www.ralprobinsonandson.com.