David Worlie Simmons and Isobel Spessert Simmons celebrated their 71st anniversary at Colonial Place with friends and a cake that was made for the occasion by Suzanne Carter.
They were married on July 20, 1938, at Parsons Methodist Church.
The couple spent their lives in Tucker County raising four children, Dr. Gary Wayne Simmons and wife, Shirley, David Craig Simmons and wife, Khan, Jan Rae Summerfield and husband, Roger, and Esther Jill Cross. They have nine grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
MR. AND MRS. DAVID SIMMONS
Mr. Simmons is a combat veteran of World War II, was a barber in Tucker County for more than 70 years and is one of three remaining men who helped get the charcoal company started in Parsons.
Mrs. Simmons was a beautician for many years in Parsons and worked at home raising their four children. She received queen for a day at Colonial Place this year and still remembers seeing her husband for the first time and how she knew he was the one.
Cards may be sent to: Colonial Place, 301 Wilson Lane, Elkins, W.Va. 26241.