The couple was wed on Oct. 24, 1946 in Piggott, Ark. Children of the couple and their spouses include Mike and Deb Pope, of Frisco, and Dennis and Debbie Wilson, of Dexter. The Popes are shown above in 1946 and below at the recent celebration.
The Popes have three grandchildren, Stephen and Eric Wilson, both of Columbia, Mo., and Shaydra Vishe, of Dexter. They also share five great-grandchildren, Lauren, Ryan, and Andrew Wilson, and Lincoln Wilson.