Joseph Raymond and Mary Florence Willis, 1430 Whispering Pines Road, Johnson City, will celebrate their 52nd wedding anniversary Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at a private reception at 2 p.m. at the home of their daughter, Donna Smith.
The couple were married on Feb. 24, 1962, in Gate City, Va., by Rev. H.J. Former.
Mr. Willis retired from Willis Battery and Auto Sales.
Mrs. Willis is the former Mary Florence McInturff. She is a homemaker and was employed by Wiseman’s Store.
The couple have nine children, Ray, Ronnie, Dennis, Steve and Mike Willis, all of Johnson City, Connie Greenwell, of Kentucky,
Donna Smith, of Elizabethton, Debbie Kelley, of Texas, Anita France, of Johnson City; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.