Billie Waddell

August 25, 1942 - March 6, 2015

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Billie Waddell, 72, passed away at his daughter’s residence in Elsmere, KY on Friday, March 6, 2015. Billie was a retired Civil Engineer, retired from the Norfolk Southern Railroad, and the first appointed Railroad Commissioner for the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He was an Air Force Veteran of the Vietnam Era, a life-long member of the Central Church of the Nazarene, a Kentucky Colonel, a NKYFL Hall of Fame Member. He also received a lifetime appreciate award from Dixie Heights High School (known as the voice of Dixie Heights High School football). Billie was an avid storyteller, owning such a wonderful sense of humor, and filled with charisma and charm. He absolutely never met a stranger and was a friend to so many. Billie enjoyed a love of sports throughout his life and served as coach and mentor to many young boys through the Northern Ky. Youth Football League. Billie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Jean Waddell. He is survivied by his daughters, Cindy (Mark) Sorrell, Becky (Jim) Rogers, Kristy Molony, Linda Moloney, Nancy (Shane) Kendall, JoHannah (Christian) Rosevear, sons, Billy (Stefanie) Waddell, and Jeff Waddell. 23 Grandchildren and 9 Great Grandchildren. Visitation will be at Connley Brothers Funeral Home in Latonia, KY on Monday, March 9th, 2015 from 4 to 8 PM. Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015 at Central Church of the Nazarene, 2006 Pieck Drive, Ft Wright, KY 41011. Internment and Honor Guard Service at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger, KY. Memorials are suggested to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be expressed at


Sherry & Bob Remus - Mar 15, 2015

Dear Cindy, Becky, Chrissy, Lindy, Billy, Nancy, Jeffrey, & Hannah, & The Whole Family, He will be Greatly missed!! Our Deep Sympathy To You All!! God Bless You All at this hard time. He was very special to us!!!

Chrissy kaelin - Mar 10, 2015

Kristy and family, so sad for you all, just a note to let you know I’m thinking and praying for you guys. God bless. Chrissy, tim and family.

Bryan Meade - Mar 10, 2015

kristy, I’m saddened to read about the passing of your father. Know that your family is in my prayers.

Sandy Schultz - Mar 9, 2015

Your family had a great Dad. ,I”m sure he was so proud of his family. He will be missed by so many.
I will be thinking of all of you and praying . Mrs Schultz ( your neighbor)

Peggy Kennedy - Mar 9, 2015

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I am a teacher with Kristy and my thoughts and prayers go to you and your family.

Jeff Fossett - Mar 9, 2015

I was saddened to see that Coach Waddell passed this past Friday. He will definitely be missed. I have so many found memories of him & tell stories to my son quite often that are centered around him & the Bengal Tigers. I wish I could be there to show my respects. Give Everyone a hug from me! Coach, Thanks for Everything! You Will Be Missed!
-Jeff Fossett

Dorothy King Dolwick - Mar 8, 2015

So sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s comfort during this sad time.

Tim Ryan - Mar 8, 2015

Very sorry for your loss.

Kevin Herthel - Mar 8, 2015

Very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you

Ben and Cindy Robinson - Mar 7, 2015

We are sorry that we were unable to get to know Bill on a more personal level, but it seems that he left quite a legacy of happiness and love in and through his family.

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