Raymond Wade and Velma (Gilbert) Morningstar of Kingsport, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception to be held in their honor from 2 to 4 p.m., June 7, 2014, at Sullivan Baptist Church, 4152 Maplewood St., Kingsport.
The event is being hosted by their children.
The couple was married June 19, 1964, in Gate City, Va.
They are the parents of Mike Kilgore and wife Shirley of St. Charles, Mo.; Jim Morningstar and wife Lara of Heliegh, Fla.; Ann Lawson and husband Bob of Church Hill; Barbara Moore and husband Roger of Kingsport, and Jeannie Morningstar of Fort Myers, Fla. They have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Morningstar retired from Sheet Metal Workers Local 19, Philadelphia, Pa. Mrs. Morningstar retired from the State of Delaware.