James Gilbert “Goober” Buchanan, 100, of Bowling Green died at 11:03 p.m.
June 16, 2008, at Greenview Regional Hospital.
The Simpson County native was a resident of Bowling Green Retirement Village, a country music entertainer,
a musician and a comedian. He worked with several different radio stations as
band leader and announcer with vaudeville shows. He was a comedian and character actor.
He toured with many radio and TV stars and was commonly known as “Goober.” He was a life
member of Disabled American Veterans, a member of the National Storytellers, a World War II Army
veteran and a member of Broadway United Methodist Church.
He was a son of the late Birt King Buchanan and Elzena Orvis Buchanan. He was preceded in
death by a brother, Fred Buchanan; and a cousin, James Edward Buchanan.
Funeral is at 1 p.m. Thursday at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home, with burial in Hillsdale Cemetery
in Simpson County. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Words of condolence may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Survivors include a cousin, Bessie Summers of Franklin; and caregivers, Mike Breen of
Bowling Green and Billy and Patsy Henson of Murfreesboro, Tenn.
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