Cover photo for William "Bill" Roell's Obituary
William "Bill" Roell Profile Photo

William "Bill" Roell

d. April 11, 2024


William "Bill" Roell

William J. “Bill” Roell, 82, of Latonia passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 11, 2024, at his home. 

Bill was born on July 9, 1941, in Fort Thomas, Kentucky to Ambrose and Mildred (Hammer) Roell. He was a well known and respected Automotive Artist. He enjoyed woodworking, was a car enthusiast and enjoyed telling a good story. Bill received several awards and honors over his career, but he was most proud of receiving the National Hot Rod Association Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011 Kentucky Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee; 2021 Kil-Kare Dragway Hall of Fame inductee; and being a member of the Confederates Car Club of Ludlow. 

Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Alicia Jo (Goss) Roell on June 21, 2023; his parents, Ambrose and Mildred Roell; and two sisters, Donna Brummett and Linda Fiehrer. 

Survivors include his daughter, Nicol (her husband, Tim) Buckley; son, Benny (his wife, Dara) Roell; brother, Jerry (his wife, Nancy) Roell; four grandchildren, Crosley Roell, Kelyn Roell, Emaline Buckley and Eli Buckley; and a host of friends and extended family. 

The family is holding a Reception to honor Bill's legacy on Sunday, April 28, 2024, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, at the Newport Elks Lodge, 3704 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076.

Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, Erlanger is serving the family.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor’s choice.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of William "Bill" Roell, please visit our flower store.

Past Services


Sunday, April 28, 2024

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 1660

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree