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Winn Funeral Home
Friday January 31st, 2014

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William "Billy" Burton Harper

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.

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Kate, We are both praying for God's love to enfold you and your family. God's grace helped both of us through many a dark time and we believe He will help you too.

Cray and Ruth Augsburg Jan 31 2014 12:00 AM

kate and family,so sorry for your loss,may it console you to know others care and pray for you...may God ease your sorrows... and soothe your souls..

judith martin Jan 31 2014 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with the family hoping that the pain of losing a great DAD will heal in time. Remember that he is now the ANGEL in the Heavens looking down upon all you. R.I.P William watch of all of those that you have touched there lives. I love each and everyone of you guys.   Love Your Aunt Robin

Robin Vanos Jan 30 2014 12:00 AM

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