When Glenn and Judy Haddix said their wedding vows, "in good times and in bad times; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; 'til death do us part," they kept them. The couple is now celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Russell Glenn Haddix and Doris Kay "Judy" Armstrong were married in Bridgeport, Ohio, on July 13, 1963, by the Rev. E. M. Berry. After a short honeymoon to Gettysburg, Pa., they resided in Cambridge, Ohio, for a short time before returning to their hometown of Pickens.
Judy is the daughter of the late Norman and Elsie (Miles) Armstrong. Glenn is the oldest son of the late Floyd Russell "Mutt" Haddix and Mabel (Mace) Haddix.
Glenn served in the United States Army and worked in Cambridge, Ohio, at RCA. Following their wedding, the couple took over a family-owned convenience store and beer garden in Pickens. In 1969, Glenn, who is a master electrician, and a friend of his started a business called D&H Electric, Inc. It operated for nearly 20 years.
In 1972, the Haddix family to Jack Hill in Buckhannon, where they still reside. In 2007, Glenn retired from PW Eagle. Over the years, Judy served the community as a home health aide for Randolph and Upshur County Family Health Service, assisted as needed with the electrical business and worked in the deli and meat departments at Shop 'n Save.
Glen and Judy raised three children: Cristina Stout of Glenville, who married Jim Stout; the late David Haddix; and Timothy Haddix of French Creek, who married Deanna Heater. They especially love and enjoy their grandchildren: Lexi, David and Ana Haddix of Lewisville, Texas; Heather Nicole and Ashley Shyann Haddix of French Creek; Nathan Stout of Glenville and the late J.D. O'Neil. Tiny Tot, their Pomeranian, is the couple's special and faithful companion.
Glenn is a life member of the NRA, has been a member of the American Legion for nearly 28 years and is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing. Judy is a lifelong member of the Pickens Baptist Church, the Pickens Rebekah Lodge and the West Virginia University Extension Community Education Outreach Service. Both are over 50-year alumni graduates of Pickens High School. They like camping, traveling and spending time with their kids, grandkids and family.
The couple continues to celebrate their milestone anniversary with a lifelong dream trip to Hawaii.