Rev. Roy and Edna Cooper of Johnson City celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, January 21, 2012, with a Mystery Trip with their family.
They were married on January 18, 1952, by Rev. George W. Phelps at his home.
Rev. Cooper is a member of the Jack’s Creek Free Will Baptist Ministers Association and is the Honorary Pastor of Keystone Free Will Baptist Church in Johnson City. He and Mrs. Cooper have pastored numerous churches in Tennessee and North Carolina.
Mrs. Cooper is the former Edna Wiseman. She retired from the Johnson City Medical Center.
The couple have three children, Jane Ann Williams and husband Terry, Shirley Sutphin, and Jim Cooper and wife Donna, all of Johnson City.
Their grandchildren are Terri Ann White and husband Brad, Jessica Lyle and husband Mickey, Bridgett Wine and husband Scott and the late Robin Michelle.
They have three great-grandchildren, Noah Trivette, Aaron Thornburg and Audrey Lyle.