Mr. and Mrs. Preston Chapman of Johnson City will celebrate their 50th anniversary Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at a reception at 2 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church, Johnson City.
The couple were married on Aug. 6, 1961, in Latonia, Ky., by the Rev. Earl Ashley, grandfather of the bride.
Mr. Chapman is owner of and retired from Preston’s Auto Repair.
Mrs. Chapman is the former Betty Ashley. She is retired from the Johnson City Medical Center.
The couple have three children, Teri Hurt and husband the Rev. Curtis Hurt of Johnson City, Scott Chapman and wife Sarah of Jonesborough, and Dustin Chapman and wife C. Ann of Jonesborough; six grandchildren, Ashley, Brittney, McKenzi, Tyler, Zoe and Suzanna; and four great-grandchildren, Landrie, Chapman, Brody and Olivia.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.