Today, the Children’s Center family is mourning the passing of Bob Petty. Bob was the president of our Board of Directors and was a board member for a number of years, also serving as treasurer.
Bob had a soft spot in his heart for the Children’s Center and many times shared his testimony about our programs. He first came to us 28 years ago as a parent of a child in our programs. He never left us from that time. He was an advocate, a believer, and a leader.
Bob served the community of Franklin as a volunteer. He was a Book Buddy for Franklin Public Schools, a board member for the Franklin City Educational Foundation, and a board member for the Franklin-Southampton Area United Way. He also served as a board member for the Franklin Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the Village at Woods Edge.
A memorial service will be held at noon Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Franklin. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Franklin City Educational Foundation to be directed to the Ruth T. Petty Scholarship or to the Children’s Center.