Everett Layton Buchanan III (Butch)
A mass of Christian burial for longtime Granada, Colorado resident, Everett Buchanan, affectionately known to his family and friends as Butch will be held at 10:00AM on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at the St. Francis de Sales/Our Lady Guadalupe Catholic Church with Reverend Leonardo Ayuyao’s.s.s. officiating. A rosary service will be held prior to the mass at 9:30AM at the church with Deacon Allan Medina reciting.
Visitation for Butch will be held on Tuesday, November 28, 2023 from 2:00PM until 4:00PM at the Peacock Family Chapel.
Butch was born on December 15, 1958 at Pueblo, Colorado to Everett and Anita (Duarte) Buchanan II and passed away on November 21, 2023 at the Swisher Medical Center in Tulia, Texas at the age of 64.
Butch married Brenda Carter in 1979, to that marriage Butch was blessed with Janicka, Kendra, Linzee, and Michael. In 2005 Butch met Jeanie Horn, they were married on July 7th, 2007, welcoming Bill, Jamie, and Justin to the family. To these families Butch and Jeanie were blessed with grandchildren Brady Baxter, Derick Gallegos, Leah Baxter, Jenea Gallegos, Alice Pete, Thomas Pete, Alexis Worsley, Jackenzee Worsley, Alexa Weber, Wyatt Pete, Madeline Cope, Randi Weber, Ainsley Buchanan,
Ryan Horn, Karlee Weber, Aneleyse Thompson, Joshua Thompson, Easton Buzzard, Drason Horn, Everett Buchanan IV, and Kyson Buchanan. Great Grandchildren: Kali Baxter and one great grandchild on the way. Butch’s family was always number one in his life. He and Jeanie would travel miles upon miles to watch the kids and grandkids participate in sports ranging from baseball and softball to basketball, football and rodeo.
In Butch’s 64 years of life he enjoyed many things and working was one of those things. Butch ran hay crews for most of his young adult life, he began his own business in Buchanan Alfalfa, and made many friends in the industry before beginning work for Larry Fallwell. During Butch’s work for Larry, he made sure to involve all of his children. Beginning at a young age Janicka, Kendra, Linzee and Michael began working for Butch during these times there were many memories made, some good, some not so good. It all mattered on how much attention you paid to detail, because if you didn’t pay attention and you balled up that rake or plugged up the header of the baler, Butch was most likely going to let you keep going until you turned around and the hay was at your back
window. You would stop and think whoops, I’m going to hear about this, about that time Butch’s voice would come across the CB and say “I wondered how long it would take for you to pay attention. Have fun cleaning up that mess!” Other times he might have been a little more excited than that, but we will leave that to your imagination! Butch was always an avid fan of driving truck, once he “retired” from the hay business he began driving truck at Parker Ag, shortly after he again went back to work for Larry driving semi from Coolidge, KS, to Texas, it was during these times that Butch had his most fun. He would get his grandkids phone numbers and even snapchats and harass them and their boyfriends/girlfriends every chance he got. He was well known for “stirring the pot.”
Butch had numerous friends, and even some enemies also known as referees for the duration of a football or basketball game. Of course after the game was over he would quickly for the most part forget about the mistakes he thought he had seen during that matchup. One very recent memory of Butch with a referee was during the Granada Cheyenne Wells quarter final game played in Granada on November 11, 2023, he was less than amused with a call and hollered at one of the Official’s that he was “Lucky it wasn’t Zebra season.”
Some things that Butch never retired from were playing music and being the biggest Oklahoma Sooners fan this side of Norman. From playing for his family's events, to weddings, anniversaries, birthday’s, benefits and so much more. If you got married or went to a wedding in Southeast Colorado, there’s a good chance Shadow Mountain Productions was headlining the party.
Later in life Butch slowed down and began playing most of his music in his basement for his close friends and family. He could always judge the room and would make sure to play what he knew everyone at the Stumble Inn liked to hear. It was his goal to make sure everyone in attendance had fun. Butch was always the life of the party and if you were ever lucky enough to hang around him you would know his favorite saying “I’m not here for a long time, but I’m here for a good time!”
Memorial contributions may be made to the Everett “Butch” Buchanan Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home office.