Services are set for longtime journalist Robert "Bob" McCord, who was a driving force behind establishment of the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
McCord died Sunday at age 84. A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Thursday at Lakewood United Methodist Church in North Little Rock. A reception at the church will follow the service.
McCord worked as an editor at both the Arkansas Democrat and the Arkansas Gazette and for a decade owned the North Little Rock Times. He also wrote a column for the Arkansas Times from 1992 until 2006.
McCord helped craft the state's open record's law that passed in 1967 and his name was atop a lawsuit in which the law was upheld by the Arkansas Supreme Court. Griffin Leggett-Rest Hills funeral home in North Little Rock is handling arrangements.