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William (Bill) Thomas Roy, Jr., 73, Adair Co., KY native (1946-2019)

William Thomas "Bill" Roy, Jr., of Richmond passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at Baptist Health - Lexington. He was 73 years old.

The funeral service for Bill will be held at 10:30amET on Saturday, November 23, 2019, at Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, 1110 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, KY, with Shannon Franklin officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 5pmET until 8pmET on Friday at Oldham, Roberts & Powell.

He was born July 1, 1946, in Adair County, Kentucky, to Gladys Hancock Roy and the late William Thomas Roy. Bill was a self-employed electrical contractor and a retired electrician for Rockwell International. He enjoyed fishing when time allowed and he collected and restored old Farmall tractors. Bill was a member of Mt. Pleasant Christian Church.

In addition to his mother, Gladys, he is survived by his loving wife, Judy Harrison Roy of Richmond; two sons, Wayne Roy of Louisville and Joseph Kevin Roy (Michelle) of Taylorsville; a step-daughter, Michelle Daniels of Richmond and a step-son, Millard Middleton (Victoria) of Berea; a brother, Phillip Dale Roy and a continued special friend and the mother of his children, Karen Sue Roy.

He also leaves three loving granddaughters, Ashley, Lindsey, and Lauren Roy and three loving step-granddaughters, Julie Daniels, Michelle Jean Middleton and Kaitlyn Middleton.

Oldham, Roberts & Powell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences at

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William (Bill) Thomas Roy, Jr., 73, Adair Co., KY native (1946-2019)

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