Robert and Jo Linda Garrett, former residents of Mineral Wells, were honored June 22, with a 50th Wedding Anniversary reception. Hosts were their sons and daughters-in-law, Barry and Alyssa Garrett of Decatur; Monte and Tricia Garrett of Brownwood; and Scott Garrett of Washington, D.C.
The Garrett's were married June 21, 1963, at Pleasant View Baptist Church in Bridgeport. Officiating was Bro. Ernie Perkins. Attendants were Connie Holt of Georgetown, and Homer D. Garrett, father of the groom.
Jo Linda Garrett was born in Clovis, NM, the daughter of J.E. and Alma Faye Giles. She graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1963 and retired in 2001 after working as a school secretary for the Denison Independent School District.
Robert Garrett was born in Bridgeport, the son of Homer D. and Addine Garrett. He graduated from Bridgeport High School in 1960 and worked as Distribution Superintendent for Texas Power & Light (later TXU), retiring in 1997, after 32 years.
Both are members of Parkside Baptist Church where he serves as a deacon and Sunday school teacher and she is a member of the choir.
The couple has three grandsons, Wil, Jack and Giles.