Jerry and Glenda Oakes Collins celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 25, 2015.
They were married June 25, 1965 at Prospect United Methodist Church by the Reverend Bob Padgett. The couple met when Glenda Oakes worked at the Desoto Theatre in the ticket booth.
They have three sons: Jeff Collins, Jody Collins and Joel Collins. They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A reception was given on June 27 by their sons and daughters-in-law at Pleasant Valley South Baptist Church, where they have been members for 35 years. They are lifelong residents of Floyd County.
Jerry retired from Carolina Freight Carriers and Glenda is retired from a family daycare business. Mr. Collins has been a Mason for 50 years and a member of the Oostanaula Lodge 113. He has also been a member of the Rome Shrine Club for 43 years.
The most memorable times in their marriage have been the births of their children and grandchildren and the annual family vacation to Ormond Beach, Florida. Glenda says the secret to their successful union has been “love and a lot of prayers.”