Dickie and Wilma Pyle of Church Hill, Tenn., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 23 2014.
Family and friends honored the couple with a reception held at The Renaissance Center on Feb. 22, 2014.
Dickie and Wilma met as children while in elementary school in the Bloomingdale area of Kingsport. They eventually became high school sweethearts and were married on Feb. 23 1964 in Gate City, Va., by the Rev. R. Hargraves.
They resided in Kingsport for many years before moving to Church Hill after retirement.
They are the parents of Jeff Pyle and Patti Pyle, both of Kingsport. They are the grandparents of Ashley Pyle Hammerbacher and husband Scott of Jonesborough, Tenn., and Brittney Pyle of Rogersville, Tenn. And they adore their great-grandchildren, Olivia Lane, Raef Hammerbacher and Caroline Hammerbacher.
Dickie retired from East Tennessee Transportation in 1999.
Wilma retired from Eastman Credit Union in 2001.