Dr. and Mrs. Sam Wescoat McKinstry celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
The couple were married on April 2, 1964, at First Congregational Church, Lake Worth, Fla.
Dr. McKinstry is retired faculty emeritus from East Tennessee State University where he taught 38 years in the Department of Political Science and was university pre-law advisor.
Mrs. McKinstry is the former Carolee Porter.
They are active in the community
The couple have two children, Sarah McKinstry Keenan and husband Mark of Ft. Mill, S.C.; and Senior Master Sgt. Lee Wescoat McKinstry, USAFR, and wife Melissa of Minneapolis. They have seven grandchildren, Mary Katherine McGowan, Jacob Patrick McGowan, James Anderson McGowan, Virginia Elizabeth McGowan, Kaelee Anne McKinstry, Marshall Keenen and Joey Elizabeth Sleiman.
A reception by their family will be given at a later date.