Billy F. Harper, 69, of Red Bank, went to the loving arms of Jesus on Sunday, July 29, 2012.He was a Vietnam Veteran in the Marine Corps and a member of the Vietnam Veterans. Billy has received the Purple Heart due to combat injuries. He was a Red Bank Dixie Youth coach for 13 years and an avid dart player where he made many long lasting relationships with his "brothers". Billy was a mentor to many young people, encouraging them to become the person he knew they could be. He attended Simple Gospel in Cleveland.He was preceded in death by his parents, Benny and Gertrude Harper. Survivors include his wife, Sue Harper; son, Brandon (Stefanie) Harper; grandson, Kyle Harper; stepgranddaughter, Mikaylah.Visit www.lanefh.com to share condolences.Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, in Chattanooga Memorial Park.Arrangements are by Lane Funeral Home, 601 Ashland Terrace, 423-877-3524.