Ronald Buchanan Jr.

March 4, 2019

Ronald Buchanan Jr.

Ronald Andrew “Buck” Buchanan Jr., was born on December 28, 1990, to Sabu Long and Ronald Andrew Buchanan Sr., in Des Moines, IA.  He was educated in the Des Moines School District and graduated from North High School. 

Ronald learned early the importance to working to take care of his family and found his niche in sales.  He was a great salesman, specializing in car sales and real estate.  Ronald, affectionately known as Buck, believed in staying busy when he was not at work.  Buck would occasionally challenge family and friends on the bowling lanes, basketball court or playing card games.  He was a music connoisseur.  He found joy in listening to hip hop and R&B hits but enjoyed making music with his brother as well.  He’d move the  crowd when he’d flip words and phrases during one of his many freestyles.  Ronald also enjoyed fishing, playing video games and pool.  And did we mention he loved to eat, especially candy.

On March 4, 2019, Buck stepped from time into eternity.  He was greeted on the other side by his grandmother, Loretta Rife; grandfather, Leslie S. Buchanan Sr.; cousin, Adriene S. Buchanan and aunts, Anita Rife-Anderson and Marlene Rife. 

Left to cherish Ronald’s memory are his children, Ronald A. Buchanan III, Ayvion Buchanan, Tai’Ron Perry, Audriana Buchanan and Halo Buchanan; expected son, Omarion Faith Buchanan; parents, Sabu Long and Ronald (Monica) Buchanan Sr.; stepfather, Steve Jones,: siblings, Sergio (Jenny)  Buchanan, Shamara Jackson, LaRontez Buchanan, Rontazah Buchanan, Jaheim Settle, RonShalay Buchanan, Royal Buchanan and Ronaziah Buchanan; grand parents Ronald L. and Juanita Buchanan, Gregory Long and Denise Rife; special someone, Teriona Deeds and a host of other relatives and friends. 


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Saturday, March 9, 2019

11:00am - 1:00pm

New Beginnings Full Gospel Family Church

555 E Euclid Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Starts at 1:00pm

Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church

1338 9th St, Des Moines, IA 50314

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