Mr. and Mrs. James Arthur (Shirlene Dawson) Brooks Jr. of Kingsport, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a weekend stay, Nov. 15-17, 2013, at the Franklin House Bed & Breakfast, Jonesborough.
The trip was arranged by their children, and the couple enjoyed it immensely.
The couple was married Nov. 18, 1963, at the Gate City, Va., home of the Rev. Frank Chapo, who officiated at the ceremony.
They are the parents of Jamene Brooks-Kieffer and husband Robert E. Kieffer Jr. of Lawrence, Kan.; James Brooks III of Kingsport; and Jodie Brooks of Johnson City. They are the grandparents of Clara Ilene Waller, 14 months old, and Pearl Bennett Brooks-Kieffer, 11 months old.
Mr. Brooks is employed at Kingsport City Schools. Mrs. Brooks retired from T.F. Simmons & Associates Inc., a real estate appraisal firm.