Mr. and Mrs. Dillard Street of Roan Mountain celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, with family. These childhood sweethearts were married on Aug. 30, 1948, by the Rev. Ernest Buck at his home in Roan Mountain.
Mr. Street spent most of his career in the construction field and continues to enjoy farming, building, biking the Virginia Creeper Trail and attending bluegrass music events.
Mrs. Street, the former Beulah McKinney, has spent her lifetime as a committed mother, homemaker and volunteer.
The couple have six children, Charlotte Smith and husband, Jim; Roy Street and wife, Janette; Vanessa McKinney and husband, Ralph; Teresa Stout and husband, Raymond; Missi Crawford and husband, Dana; and Chandrea Shell and husband, Richard.
They also are blessed with eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and many friends and family, whom they cherish.