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Mack Allen Buchanan


Funeral services for Mack Allen Buchanan, 55, of Wanette will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 27, 2022 in the Wilson-Little Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in the Lexington Cemetery under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

The service will be livestreamed on the website www.wilsonlittle.com and the Facebook page Wilson Little.

Mr. Buchanan passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 20, 2022.

Mack was born January 12, 1967 in Norman, Okla., the oldest of three sons of Mack Stephens Buchanan and Donalda Sue (Hice) Buchanan. His early years were spent in Moore where he began school, before moving to Lexington. Mack graduated with the Bulldog Class of 1986.

Mack was a hard worker; a trait he learned as a young man. He started working for Glenn Mowdy with his buddy Tony on the Mowdy farm.  He couldn’t help but notice Glenn’s daughter, Janet, and he knew she was the one. Mack married Janet on August 11, 1986 in Lexington, Okla., and the rest as they say is history. They made their home in Wanette where together they raised three sons, Brandon, Christopher and Mack Wessely.

At the time, Mack was working at MBM and later for CISCO in the warehouse. His dream was always to be a law enforcement officer, and that dream came true when he began working as a Reserve Deputy for McClain County Sheriff’s Office. From there it was on to Lexington Police Department as a reserve. Mack then completed his CLEET certification and served patrol in Lexington.

He served in Konowa for a time, and at Norman Public Schools for a number of years.  It was here he earned the nickname “Shadow.” Mack joined Pottawotomie County Sheriff’s Department and served several years before his health forced him to retire. He was proud to wear the badge and genuinely cared about the communities he served.

Mack was a family first; he cherished his grandchildren and lived everyday for them. He enjoyed family get togethers, and never missed a chance for a weekend at the lake. He was a wonderful son, father, a proud grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. He will be dearly missed!

He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Buchanan; father, Mack Stephens Buchanan and other family he considered dear. 

Mack is survived by his mother, Donalda Johnson of Norman; his boys, Brandon Hayles of Purcell, Christopher Buchanan and wife, Stephanie, of Wanette and Mack Wessely Buchanan and wife, Christian, of Wanette; brothers, Michael Buchanan of Oklahoma City and Mark Buchanan and wife, Johoney, of Lexington; 10 grandchildren, Ashley, Lane, Brandon “Bebo”, Shyann, Tristan, Charlie, Kailyn, Cayson, Mack Christopher and Kash; and many extended family and friends.

Online condolences may be made at wilsonlittle.com.