On Feb. 14, 2020 Dayton “JR” Rhea Jr. and Deanie McKinney Rhea celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
JR and Deanie met at Lee Wayne Hosiery Mill. They were married at Grace Baptist Church in Morristown on Valentine’s Day in 1970.
Their daughter, Tammi Roach, currently resides in Savannah, Tennessee, with her husband, Michael, who is originally from Rutledge. Their son Andy lives in Talbott with his wife, Dr. Kelly Price. JR and Deanie also have two grandchildren, Jonathan and Matthew Roach.
Both JR and Deanie are retired. JR served in the U.S. Air Force and was employed by McGee Tyson Air Base in Knoxville for 38 years. Deanie was previously employed at Dr. Crossley’s pediatric dentist office in Morristown for 13 years.
The couple have been members of Alpha Baptist Church for 42 years, where they are involved in many different ministries.
Their children gave them a special 50th wedding anniversary celebration on Feb. 29 at Alpha Baptist Church. Many friends and family came to share in the celebration of their 50-year milestone.