Droke 70th Anniversary
Apr 10, 2017 at 3:05 PM
Verlin P. Droke and Vivian Dors Droke of Kingsport, TN will celebrate their 70th anniversary on April 10, 2017. The couple was married on April 10, 1947 in Great Falls, Montana. They are the parents of Paulette Droke of Kingsport, TN and Riky Droke and wife Teresa of Johnson City, TN. During Mr. Droke's six years of military service in the United States Air Force, he spent his last three years stationed at Malstrom Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana. The future Mrs. Droke worked in the engineering department at this base, never thinking that in 1949 she would be moving with her new husband to his home in Tennessee. Mr. Droke was the owner of Droke's Family Shoe Stores. After 43 years of service, he retired in 1993. Mrs. Droke helped in the shoe stores and is a homemaker.