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CPO Thomas Eli Buckhannon, Jr. (USN, Ret.)

CPO Thomas Eli Buckhannon, Jr. (USN, Ret.)
  • August 4, 1937 - January 22, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Amaranth Diabetes Research Foundation, Lawrence Howell Court #7
    1285 Orange Grove Road
    Charleston, SC 29403
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • First United Methodist Church
    P.O. Box 807
    Isle of Palms, SC 29451

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“I remember Tom while I was a police officer on the Isle of Palms mostly through his son Tommy, a friend and good colleague. Found memories of the...Read More »
1 of 26 | Posted by: Roger Heide - Saudi Arabia

“Ms. Carol, Jeannette, Tommy and family, we were very sorry to hear about Tom. Many fond memories of working with family at the Islander Restaurant....Read More »
2 of 26 | Posted by: Shawn Sullivan - Mt. Pleasant, SC

HRRVC 2016 CITRA, FL “We attended a few HRRVC Rally's and offered to help out in the kitchen with Tom in charge. When it comes to preparing the food for the Rally he is...Read More »
3 of 26 | Posted by: Ross de Garis - Venice, FL

“I will remember Tom as a good friend and member of the Order of the Amaranth. He was an outstanding Supreme Prelate for SK Jim and me and it was an...Read More »
4 of 26 | Posted by: Alma Krieger - Scottsdale, AZ

“Anyone who knew Tom was fortunate to have known him. He was a solid person in every respect and truly cared about others. I have many fond memories...Read More »
5 of 26 | Posted by: Bobby Jernigan - Isle of Palms, SC

“So sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort help you through thus difficult time. ”
6 of 26 | Posted by: D.B - OH

“Our though and prayers are will the whole family. We will miss our Holiday Rambler family member. God Bless, David & Joan Monts ”
7 of 26 | Posted by: David Monts - Gilbert, SC

“Dear sweet friends,The Whitleys are holding you close to our hearts and remembering you in our prayers. We are so sorry for your loss and we hope...Read More »
8 of 26 | Posted by: Laura and Bob Whitley - Awendaw, SC

“Carolyn, Jeanette, Tommy and family. So sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Growing up on IOP, he was like a second dad and such a good person. RIP, Tom ”
9 of 26 | Posted by: Cindy Marks - Charleston, SC

“Tom was a great guy . Always loved to go to Lodge to see his smiling face and have some of his wonderful cooking. Prayers to the family. ”
10 of 26 | Posted by: Chris Coleman - Mt. Pleasant, SC

“We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Buckhannon. He was so active with Holiday Rambler! We really enjoyed playing against him in...Read More »
11 of 26 | Posted by: Jerry &Cheryl Davis - Indian Land, SC

“My sincerest condolences for Carole, Tommy, Carol, Jeanette, Harry, all the grandchildren, extended family and all their many friends in the loss of...Read More »
12 of 26 | Posted by: Polly Herrin - Isle of Palms, SC

“My sympathy to the family and my childhood best friend Tommy. I'll always remember those Saturday mornings when Mr. Tom would give last call for his...Read More »
13 of 26 | Posted by: Greg Smith - Mount Pleasant, SC

“So sorry for your loss. He was a great asset to the HRRVC club. We will misshim. ”
14 of 26 | Posted by: Doug & Judy Trumbull - Livingston, TX

“RIP Mr Tom you were one of the sweetest men I have ever known. You treated my family as if we were your family. My thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
15 of 26 | Posted by: Melissa Burbage ( Weathers) - SC

“We are so sorry to hear of the passing of our camping buddy. We send our sympathies to the whole family. Carolyn, we send our love from Maine. We...Read More »
16 of 26 | Posted by: Ira & Connie Machon - Charleston, SC

“Rip Mr Tom ”
17 of 26 | Posted by: Mary Weathers-Toledo - Huntsville, AL

“CB, Tommy, Carol, Harry and Jeanette, So sorry for your loss, will always remember how you welcomed me to IOP and the family so many years ago....Read More »
18 of 26 | Posted by: Heather Crego - Charleston, SC

“John and I are so very sorry for your loss. Tom was a very special person, and very special to so many Holiday Ramblers. We will miss him in every...Read More »
19 of 26 | Posted by: Susie Hinkel - Greenwood, SC

“I remember steak and shrimp almost every Friday night back in the day--best food I have ever had and he was one of the nicest,warmest people I ever...Read More »
20 of 26 | Posted by: BILL WILSON - ISLE OF PALMS, SC

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this most difficult time. ”
21 of 26 | Posted by: Diane Groves-Tarr - SC

“rest in peace fellow RVer. Your many talents will be missed. ”
22 of 26 | Posted by: lucinda and joe jacobs - SC

“Thank you Mr.Buckhannon--They say it takes a community to raise a child, you sir,raised so many as if they were your own, this and so much more. Rest...Read More »
23 of 26 | Posted by: Bobby Stokes - wilmington, NC

“Carolyn, Tommy and Jeanette;My sincere condolences to you and your family members. Tom was always a good friend, lodge brother and a lot of fun to be...Read More »
24 of 26 | Posted by: Billy Jernigan - Hanahan, SC

“I will always remember my brother with loving ways and the way he could spoof us with a really good fib. He made me laugh ”
25 of 26 | Posted by: Diane Harris - Driftwood, TX

“Tommy and Carol I am sorry about the passing of your father . My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
26 of 26 | Posted by: Debbi Lilienthal - Navarre, FL


CPO Thomas Eli Buckhannon, Jr., (USN, Ret.), 79, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Carolyn Sigers Buckhannon went home to be with the Lord Sunday, January 22, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 27, 2017 in the First United Methodist Church, Isle of Palms, 12 21st Avenue at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens with military honors. The family will receive friends in J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 5:00 until 7:00 pm where a Masonic Service will be held at 7:00 pm.

Tom was born August 4, 1937 in Watson, West Virginia, son of the late Thomas Eli Buchannon, Sr. and the late Pearl White Buchannon. He retired as a Chief Petty Officer with the United States Navy and was a member of the First United Methodist Church on the Isle of Palms. Following retirement from the Navy, Tom was a Police Officer with the Isle of Palms Police Department and the proud owner of The Islander Restaurant on the Isle of Palms. Tom and his wife enjoyed traveling with the Holiday Rambler RV Club. Tom was also a Past Master of Etiwan Lodge #95, Past Master of Ft. Moultrie Lodge #428, Past Pursuviant of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons, 32nd degree, KCCH of the Scottish Rites, Past High Priest, Past Illustrious Master and Past Commander of the Charleston York Bodies. He was also the Past Sovereign Master and Past Governor of Charlestowne Council #195, AMD, Order of the Purple Cross with Charlestowne York Rite College #113, Red Cross of Constantine with The Saints John Conclave, Noble of Omar Shrine Temple, Mt. Pleasant, Order of the Amaranth, Past Grand Royal Patron of Lawrence Howell Court #7 and Past Watchman of Shepherds, Order of the White Shrine with Charleston Shrine #4.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Carolyn S. Buckhannon of Mt. Pleasant, SC; son, Thomas E. Buckhannon, III (Carol) of Mt. Pleasant, SC; daughter, Jeanette B. Sewell (Harry) of Isle of Palms, SC; brother, James Robert Buckhannon (Shirley) of Bradenton, FL; three sisters, Dixie Nemoseck of Aneheim, CA, Diane Harris (Roger) of Austin, TX and Debbie Baxter (Bruce) of Jackson, MI; six grandchildren, H. Jason Sewell (Brandy), Thomas E. Buckhannon, IV (Melissa), Jaime Edwards (Jared), Wm. Taylor Buckhannon, Mariah Sewell and Bryson Buckhannon; and six great grandchildren, John Austin Sewell, Jacob Sewell, Chloe Edwards, Ella Grace Edwards, Abigail Buckhannon and Lily Kate Edwards; and many beloved nieces, nephews and in-law family. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Timothy Allen Buckhannon.

Memorials may be made to Amaranth Diabetes Research Foundation, Lawrence Howell Court #7, 1285 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29403 or First United Methodist Church, Isle of Palms, P.O. Box 807, Isle of Palms, SC 29451.