Larry William Buchanan

Larry William Buchanan


Larry William Buchanan was born September 14,1949 and left this earth November 7, 2021. He was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He grew up in several locations as a young child he lived in Mangum, and Cashion before the family settled in Edmond Oklahoma where, he would Graduate from Edmond High School in 1967. As a child and teenager, he always worked on the farm and helped his dad and Uncle lay masonry. In High school he was a part of the FFA and raised and showed sheep.

Once he graduated from High school, he went to Barber Collage to what would become his lifelong career. He worked at the Friendly Barber shop, then Hudman’s,  which is now called Doc’s where he spent the end of his career. He would leave Barbering in the early 80’s briefly for the oil field and to drive a truck hauling frack tanks. He also briefly worked construction in the late 80’s in California but returned home to Oklahoma to cut hair for the rest of his career.

Larry was married twice in his life. First to his High school sweetheart Shirley Benedict. They had one daughter Misty Dawn. Larry Married a second time to Sandra Brookes they would be married for 38 years at the time of his passing.

Larry always loved to hunt and fish. In his younger days he raised German short hair bird dogs for quail and pheasant hunting. He had grown up fishing farm ponds and the rivers of Oklahoma. For his 70th birthday Misty and he went striper fishing at Texoma with a guide. They enjoyed it so much they went back for Misty’s Birthday. But mostly they enjoyed the time spent together weather they caught something or not since Larry had taught Misty to fish almost from the time she could walk.

Larry had also taken up watching NASCAR on TV and was a Tony Stewart fan. Misty and he had attended Races at Kansas and Texas. They would also go to Tulsa to the Chile Bowl when their favorite driver was in town.

Larry is survived by his wife Sandra Buchanan of Oklahoma City, OK, daughter Misty Buchanan of Edmond, OK. He is preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Annie Buchanan, Brother Lloyd Buchanan, and sister Arlene Martin. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, November 12, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Matthews Funeral Home.




7 thoughts on “Larry William Buchanan”

  1. Vicki Finley

    We are so sorry for your loss. We have been friends of Larry and Sandra for a long time.Larry had faith in a wonderful future ahead.
    Rev.21:3-5 He also from what we have heard had a deep connection to his daughter. You all are in our thoughts. Sincerely…..The Finleys

  2. Gena Mahaffey Menhusen

    I’m so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. We went to school together, he always had a smile and kind word. It was so good to see him at our 50th Class reunion and do some catching up.
    Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers.
    Rest In Peace, Larry.

  3. I was surprised to see Larry’s photo today as I looked for another person’s obituary. He became my barber in the last year. I liked him and he cut my hair so that my wife thought it looked good. It’s hard for me to say what I want from a haircut and I usually just said, “Larry, make me look good.” After he was done he would ask, “What do you think?” I was never disappointed.
    I’ll miss Larry my barber friend.

  4. Larry was my barber for the past 20 plus years at various locations and finally at Doc’s which he enjoyed the freedom to be himself! I never heard a negative word except when it came to politics and how the country was being run by the democrats.He loved the U.S.A. , his wife and daughter. He told me she was concerned about him mowing her lawn at his age but that was one way of showing how much he cared for her and how proud he was of her and the work she did !

  5. So sorry to hear of his passing…I remember him as a sweet, funny boy in High School. May he rest in the arms of the angels…my sincere sympathy to the family…

  6. Rusty Monkres

    I’ve known you for 30+ years, all from being my Barber. You were my son’s first Barber and even my daughter’s first haircut. You always asked about my family. You’re sincerely missed. You were a good man.

  7. Charles Axtell

    Larry was my barber for the past 25 years. I always looked forward to seeing him and his warm easygoing greeting. Larry was one of the “good ones” who cared about the country and his family.
    Rest In Peace, you will be missed.

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