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William A. "Bruz" Roth

August 2, 1945 April 3, 2022
William A. "Bruz" Roth
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Obituary for William A. "Bruz" Roth

William A. “Bruz” Roth passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at his residence in Peoria, IL. He was born August 2nd, 1945 in Peoria, to William A. and Dolores E. (Jones) Roth.

Bill is survived by 4 sisters; June Hamilton, Mary (Harold) Adams, Phyllis (Dave) Christopher, and Jona (Randy) Lloyd and two brothers; Mike Roth and Donald (Linda) Roth and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother and sister, Bonnie Barnewolt.

Bill attended Limestone High School where he excelled in football. He later worked for TPW Railroad which he loved. He helped his father with champion race horses traveling to many horse tracks to race. The love of Bill’s life was late model dirt track racing. His racing and building late model stock cars career lasted over 50 years dating back to the old Mt. Hawley Speedway. He was a mechanic on many championship cars; number 75 Jim/Fred Stube, Ray Gus, Ray Gus, Jr. and Billy Tuckwell.

Bill was a devoted son to his mother, living with her after his father passed away to help take care of her. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends and his dog friend Nakia.

Visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Funeral Services will be at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 8, 2022 also at the mortuary, with a half hour prior visitation. Burial will follow at Springdale Cemetery in Peoria, IL.

Memorials may be made to Easter Seals Learning Academy, 110 Fandel Rd, Germantown Hills, IL 61548.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook by logging onto www.wrightandsalmon.com.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

7

Apr

5:00 PM 4/7/2022 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 4/7/2022 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

8

Apr

10:00 AM 4/8/2022 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 4/8/2022 10:30:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

8

Apr

10:30 AM 4/8/2022 10:30:00 AM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N North St
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N North St Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Springdale Cemetery Final Resting Place

3014 N Prospect Rd
Peoria, IL 61603

3014 N Prospect Rd Peoria 61603 IL
United States
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