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Who Goober Buchanan
When June 16, 2008
Where Bowling Green, KY
What Goober Buchanan, Country Music Entertainer, Dies at 100
 

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 jvpfh@bellsouth.net.

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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