Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Barker of Erwin will celebrate their 50th anniversary Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, with a reception at 7 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Erwin.
The couple was married on Aug. 26, 1961, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church in Jonesborough by the Rev. Luther Swanner.
Mr. Barker retired from Nuclear Fuel Services with 23 years of service.
Mrs. Barker is the former Thelma “Peggy” Keplinger. She worked for Dr. Colinger for 34 years.
The couple has three daughters, Lori and Kevin Sparks, Knoxville; Donna and Curtis Engle, Erwin; and Tina and Sheldon Roark, Erwin; and four grandchildren, Alicia and Andrea Engle, Erwin, and Chelsea and Andrew Sparks, Knoxville.
The celebration is open to family and friends.
The couple request no gifts.