James Leonard and Joan Gray, Johnson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013, at a dinner buffet with family and friends at The Blue Ridge Dining Room, Omni Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, Asheville, N.C.
The couple were married on Aug. 19, 1953, at Boones Creek Baptist Church, Johnson City, by the Rev. Gillis Partin.
Mr. Gray retired from the Plastics Division, Tennessee Eastman Corporation, Kingsport.
Mrs. Gray is the former Joan Hamilton. She retired from the Bookkeeping and Operations Center, First Tennessee Bank, Johnson City.
They have two children, Kathryn Gray Holsclaw and husband Robert of Johnson City, and Steven Gray and wife Rita of Knoxville.
They have four grandchildren, Brandon of Johnson City, Katie of Elizabethton, Ryan and wife Kristen of Chapel Hill, N.C., and Chad of Knoxville.