Rhome Public Library

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In Memory of Bill Childress

Remembering Bill our Rhome Historian and Library Past President who passed away March 8, 2017 and funeral, March 13.

We will miss our Bill in many, many ways. He was an avid supporter of the Rhome Public  Library and started the Seniors Group that meets on Fridays for lunch.

Bill had many accomplishments but his passion and great joy was the pictorial history of Rhome that is displayed in the Rhome PL.  Bill's more than 60 notebooks with thousands of pictures will be in the front room of the library all next week for all to enjoy. 

As stated in his obituary, Bill "was never afraid to speak up and defend the neglected and abused, the homeless or the hurting. Bill loved Rhome and worked fervently to see it grow into a harmonious place where families could raise their children in safety and community. He encouraged the citizens to have pride in their heritage, to honor those who came before them, and his special passion was the pictorial history he was developing at the Rhome Library." (Wise County Messenger, March 11, 2017)