Derryberry, Billy Frank

Monday, November 13, 2017

Billy Frank Derryberry, 68, of Lookout Mountain, passed away Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017 at his home. He was born in Chickamauga to the late Frank Dewitt Derryberry and Myrtle Loraine Green Derryberry Rock. He served his country in the U.S. Army during Vietnam where he earned the Combat Infantry Badge, Parchuaute Badge, National Defense Service Medal, two OS Bars, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Sharp Shooter M-16 and M-14 Medals and The Purple Heart.  He was a lifelong resident of the Lookout Mountain area and enjoyed fishing. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of the Rossville Masonic Lodge F&AM #397.

Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers: Jerry and Bobby Derryberry.

He is survived by his children: Angela Derryberry Smith, Jennifer Lynn Derryberry McDonald, both of Lookout Mountain, Sandy (Danny) Childress of Trenton, John Robert Derryberry of Lookout Mountain; grandchildren: Jonathan Swader, Robert, Gabriel and Luke McDonald, Billy Suede Smith, Justice and Gavin Childress, Brooklyn and Alexia Derryberry; great-grandchildren: Connor, Carson and Chloe Smith; several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday from 5-9 p.m. and after 10 a.m. prior to the service. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the chapel with Cecil Gravitt officiating.

Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758515, Topeka, Ks. 66675.

Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Homes - Chickamauga Chapel. Online register book at

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