Delbert Waylan Buchanan, 77, of Salado, Texas passed away May 14, 2015. He was born in Salado, Texas on August 14, 1937 to Walter Debs Buchanan and Ruby Ione Buchanan, who preceded him in death. Delbert had a brother, Sheron, who preceded him in death and is survived by his sister, Velda Carroll.
He graduated from Salado High School in 1955 and remained an active alumnus by attending sporting events and high school reunions. After high school, Delbert worked in construction and was a Building Trades instructor at Leander High School. He was, however, most proud of working over 20 years for Texas Parks and Wildlife, where he retired as the Director of South Texas Parks.
On any given day, Delbert could be found enjoying a meal or a hot cup of black coffee with friends at "Brookshire's". He enjoyed fishing the local lakes with his uncle and friends and on occasion the coast with his sons. Delbert was proud of his heritage and spent time researching the family genealogy for his descendants. He loved his family and would drive miles to make sure he never missed a birthday dinner, kids sporting event or family get-together. He was selfless and spent his time helping others, whether it was fixing something that needed repair or providing advice on any given topic. The one thing that made him the happiest was getting "sugar" from his granddaughters. He will be greatly missed.
In addition to his sister, he is survived by his sons, Denny Buchanan and his wife Julie, and Dean Buchanan and his wife Talina. Delbert is also survived by grandsons, Blake Buchanan and Brady Buchanan and granddaughters, Morgan Adams and her husband Seth, Madison Buchanan and Brooke Buchanan. He was recently blessed with a step-granddaughter Chelsea Crawford, her husband Greg and daughter Blaire. Delbert has many nieces, nephews, family and friends who will miss him dearly.
Visitation will be Monday, May 18th at 9:30 followed by a funeral at 11:00 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home, 503 N. Main, Belton TX 76513.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Adults Independent and Motivated www.aimtx.org