The couple was married on December 28, 1956, in Verdenville (Mud Fork), West Virginia.
Bill is the son of the late Farnell and Lona Roberts of Logan, WV.
Joan is the daughter of the late Hermitt and Ada Stanley of Logan, WV.
After a short tour of duty in the U.S. Army, Bill and Joan moved to New Mexico, where Bill worked in the Uranium mines. There they welcomed two children; a daughter, Cosma Lynn and a son, William Kurt.
Daughter and son-in-law, Cosma Lynn and Timothy Watson live in Cadiz; Son William Kurt lives in St. Paul, Minn.
The couple also have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In 1963, the couple moved to Flint, Mich., where he retired from General Motors, and Joan retired from the area school district as a school bus driver.
The couple is now making their home in Cadiz.
Their plans include a secret Second Honeymoon.