Robert Rinfred Childs Jr., 80, retired Presbyterian minister

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Robert Rinfred Childs Jr.
Robert Rinfred Childs Jr.

The Rev. Robert Rinfred Childs Jr., 80, of Southport, passed away on Friday, March 18, 2016.

The Rev. Childs was born July 21, 1935, in Jacksonville, Texas, the son of the late Robert R. Childs Sr. and Nola Travis Childs. He was a retired Presbyterian minister and attended St. Philip’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. Childs received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and attended seminary at Wake Forest University. He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Meezie Childs.

Survivors include two sons, Dr. Carter John Herring Childs, and his wife, Melissa, of Southport and Robert Carroll Travis Childs, and his wife, Kathy, of Mooresville; brother, William Childs of Texas; and three grandchildren, William Childs, Nadia Childs and Owen Childs.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, Music Fund, 205 E. Moore St., Southport, NC 28461.

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