They were married in Gate City, VA on Nov. 23, 1957 at the Methodist Parsonage by Rev. French E. Taylor.
They are the parents of two daughters; Cindy Nicksic and husband Brad, and Tami Cortese and husband Leonard; all of Kingsport. They have five grandsons and one granddaughter. They also have eight great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters.
They love spending time with family and going to Pigeon Forge.