JACKSON COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - The Arbor Neighborhood District will host a celebration for the life of Bob Child on Thursday, April 25.
Jane Adams of the Arbor District Neighborhood said Bob Child and his wife, Fran, were pillars of the community. Child was one of 104 faculty and staff terminated from SIU in 1973. Child and his wife stayed in Carbondale and raised their family.
Child actively pushed the City administration to rein in the party-tiers and sometimes drug dealers who threatened the neighborhoods.
The celebration will be held at the Jackson County Country Club at 5776 Country Club Road in Murphysboro, Illinois.