William Burton "Billy" Harper, 69, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at the home of his son in Corydon, In.
He was a Hart County native and a retired off shore oil field worker in the Gulf of Mexico.
He enjoyed fishing, cooking, farming, loved NASCAR racing and watching the University of Kentucky basketball team, an avid fan of western movies and especially John Wayne movies. He loved his children, grandchildren and family. His most proud moment was being a father.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Kelly Harper and Florence May Goodhue Harper; two brothers, Dorsey Bradley Harper and Bobby Gene Harper; one sister, Rachel Naomi Harper.
Survivors include, four daughters, Eulena Harper Rayborn, Corydon, In., Kellie Jeannette Hopstein, San Diago, Ca., Kate Marie Devore, Louisville and Joan Louise Byrd, Mc Lian, Ms.; one son, Johnny Wilson Filion, Sr., Corydon, In.
Nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Three brothers, Earl Wayne Harper, Mc Lian, Ms., Walter Kelly Harper, Cave City and Ralph Terry Harper, Saratoga, Wy. , and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Chapel of Winn Funeral Home, Friday, January 31, 2014 at 1 PM with burial to follow in the Harper Cemetery, Horse Cave.
Visitation at the funeral home begins at 10AM Friday until service time.