Jerry and Gale Whitaker, 610 Pine Ridge Road, Johnson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 3, 2014, at a luncheon hosted by their sons at the Grove Park Inn, Asheville, N.C.
The couple were married on May 2, 1964, in North Carolina by the Rev. Aubrey Pearce.
Mr. Whitaker is retired.
Mrs. Whitaker is the former Gale Pardue. She is a part-time pharmacy technician.
The couple have two children, Jim and Brian Whitaker; and eight grandchildren, Walt, Rachel, Will, Emma, Ella, Ethan, Ben and Seth.
The celebration was open to family and friends.