Billy Aurtete McPherson, 65, died on December 31, 2018.
He attended Ooltewah High School and was a member of St. Peter’s Baptist Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Gwendolyn (Joe) Boyd; son, Marquis McPherson; grandchildren, Jomari Reed, Kiamarri Tremble, Marquis, Jr.; five sisters; five brothers; a host of other relatives and friends.
The body will lie in state on Friday, Jan. 11, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Olivet Baptist Church. A funeral service will follow. Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Arrangements will be announced by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.