They were married March 29, 1963 at Perkinsville Baptist Church in Boone, N.C., by the Rev. Maurice Cooper.
Their children are Lora and Dexter Adkins and Amy and Brian Moore. They have five grandchildren, Jessica Simerly Pritchard, Dustin Simerly of Elizabethton, Spc. Jeremy Simerly, stationed in Afghanistan, and Zeb and Sarah Moore of Elizabethton. They also have three great-grandchildren, Mckinley and Christian Pritchard and Abbigale Simerly.
Dean retired from Mapes Piano String Company and Floy retired as Director of Farm Service Agency in Elizabethton. They are active in the music ministry of Grace Baptist Church and both love to travel.
A celebration for the couple is planned by their children on Sunday, April 7, at Grace Baptist Church in Elizabethton.