Billy Maurice Buchanan, 82, of Birchwood, Tenn., passed away Friday, May 10, 2019. He was preceded in death by his father, Lloyd Buchanan, mother, Pearl Rutledge Buchanan, son, Larry Buchanan and brother, Bobby Buchanan. Billy was born on Dec. 4, 1936, in Knoxville, TN. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and was stationed in Japan and Hawaii. He was an avid Tennessee Vols fan but his greatest joy came from watching his grandchildren play. Billy retired after 47 years of service with Standard Coosa-Thatcher Industries. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Frances Buchanan, three daughters, Annetta Mathis, of Birchwood, Angie Prueitt, of East Ridge, Tammy (Chris) Cotter, of Ooltewah; brother, Jimmy (Sue) Buchanan, of Chattanooga; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 13, 2019, at Chattanooga National Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted at the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2019, at the funeral home. Please share your thoughts and memories online at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com Arrangements by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37421.