Boyd and Darlene Smith, of Marshall, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 26th, 2019.
It started with a blind date ... as a young, beautiful girl from Newton, Texas, fell in love with a handsome, smart man from Little Rock, Mississippi. They married on April 26, 1969 at Second Baptist Church in Marshall.
Traveling and flying filled their time before having their son, Brandon and daughter, Linna. Their family continued to grow as Brandon married Kimberly, and Linna married Jason. Now, they also have six grandchildren, Hope and Randy Meador of Longview, Brooke and Lauren Smith of Longview, and Edison and Jamison Sutton of Marshall.
Boyd retired from Vertex Communications as a Design Draftsman, and Darlene retired from First State Bank of Hallsville as Vice President and Cashier. They now enjoy spending time with their family, coffee on the porch, and each year they have together.