Jack and Phyllis Meece, 2309 Eagle Drive, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. They were treated to a week in Savannah, Ga., by their children, Dave and Debbie Wortman.
The couple were married on Nov. 11, 1945, in Decatur, Ill., at First United Church.
Mr. Meece served on the U.S.S. Colorado in the Navy during World War II. He was a photographer for 16 years, and retired after 20 years as owner of a luggage and leather goods store.
Mrs. Meece retired as co-owner of the store.
The couple have three children, Terry Meece and wife Monica of Ooltewah, Debra Wortman and husband Dave of Elizabethton, the late Pam Johnson; seven grandchildren, Jack Meece and wife Lori of Knoxville, Mindi and husband Dr. James Hurst of Knoxville, Tyler Meece and wife Becca of Virginia, Nathan Johnson of the Island of Guam, Amy Streuer and husband Darin of Covington, Ind., Tiffany Jones and husband Toby of Elizabethton, and Lindsey Wortman of Johnson City; and eight great-grandchildren, Ethan, Addison and Macy Streuer, Caroline James Hurst, Skylar and Savannah Meece, and Riley and Ryan Jones.