Larry D. Buchanan

  • Born: October 15, 1960
  • Died: August 8, 2019
  • Location: Sterling, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Larry Dean Buchanan, age 58, of Sterling, was killed in a construction accident on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 in Wyoming.

Larry was born on October 15th, 1960 in Mooresville, N.C., the son of Ira and Gladys (Mayberry) Buchanan. He married Connie Sue Grenoble on June 9th, 2018 in Rockfalls after being together for 13 years prior. Larry was employed at Cold Storage Construction as the Superintendent for many years. Larry was an avid sports fan, his favorite teams being, The Packers, Yankees, and The N.C. Tar Heels.

Larry was proud, caring, and loved spending time with his family and his three dogs (Violet, Mila, and Pebbles). Larry is survived by his wife, Connie Buchanan of Sterling; one daughter, Brooke Grenoble of Council Bluffs, Iowa; one son, Brad (Leah) Grenoble of Chadwick; two brothers, Alan (Tina) Buchanan of Greenville, M.I. and Jimmy Buchanan of Charlotte, N.C.; and five grandchildren, Taylor, Jade, Peyton, Maliah, and Lexis Grenoble. He will forever be known as his family's "LareBear".

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Bobby Buchanan.

The visitation will be held Thursday, August 15th, 2019 from 2:30-4:00 p.m. at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rockfalls, IL. Funeral service will be held immediately following at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Connie, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry we were not able to be there in person for you. Love to all, Dion

Posted by Dion and Leanne Cantu - Ballwin, MO - Family   August 15, 2019


To Connie and her Family and all the Buchanan Family We are so very sorry for your great loss. He was loved and will truly be missed by many. May God give you strength through this time and always . Larry was my boss but a friend to both my wife and I. We will remember his laughter the good times we shared, the adventures of the roads we shared. The places we saw and the feeling of family we shared in our travels. Rest in Peace Larry you will be remembered always

Posted by Donald Kim Barndt - Frackville, PA - friend   August 14, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Larry's passing. Larry was my cousin and a great guy. He will be missed by many. Although I haven't seen Larry in person for many years we stayed in contact via FB and I'll miss our interactions. Love and prayers to you from his family here in Huntersville, NC.

Posted by KATHY JONES - HUNTERSVILLE, NC - Family   August 13, 2019

Connie- I am so so sorry to hear about Larry. I won't be able to make the visitation or funeral but want to let you know you are in my thoughts. My heart goes out to you and your kids and grandkids.I am so glad I was able to be there at your wedding; you were both so happy that day- try to hold onto the good/happy memories to help get you thru this.

Posted by Lisa Hess - Machesney Park, IL - Family   August 12, 2019

Connie, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time .

Posted by Marsha Elder - Harmon, IL - Friend   August 12, 2019

So sorry to hear about Larry's passing. I'm gonna miss chatting with him on fb. Know that our prayers are with the family. Larry was a great guy.

Posted by Teddy Jones - York, SC - Family   August 12, 2019

We've had the honor of having Larry as a part of our family for thirteen years. He's always been a friend, a brother, a grandfather, and the light in every room he's entered. On June 9, 2018, you also became a husband. Connie's husband. That day, you said you'd never been happier. Go with peace and joy in your heart for knowing the great love that you've shared - and know that you will always be that light in every room. We love you, Larry

Posted by Kathy and Jim Galus - Sterling, TX - Family   August 12, 2019

Larry, I will always cherish the good times we had growing up together. God took you home too early but you will never be forgotten. RIP my friend.

Posted by Melissa Mayberry Jackson - Mint Hill, NC - Family   August 12, 2019

My deepest condolences.
Larry and I grew up in the same neighborhood, spent many days at Abernathy Park in Huntersville NC. Such a great guy,childhood friend, and genuine soul.
Fly high my friend ~

Posted by Jessie Parks - kannapolis, NC - Friend   August 12, 2019

Connie, we are in shock over Larry's death, we are so deeply sorry for your loss, much love and prayers

Posted by Sheryl Martin - Charlotte, NC - Family   August 11, 2019

Sending prayers and hugs to the entire Buchanan family. Larry will be greatly missed by his friends in PA. It was such a pleasure to be blessed with his friendship. God bless you all may God give you all strength during such a difficult time. Fly high my friend until we meet again.

Posted by Carmella Neifert - Barnesville, PA - Friend   August 11, 2019

So sorry to hear of this tragedy. Larry will surely be missed. Prayers for hus Family.

Posted by Randy and Wanda Buchanan - Denver, NC - Family   August 11, 2019