J.T. and Virginia Stricklin will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary August 21, 2013. J.T. , of Lutts, TN, served in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Mullany 1961-64, met and married Virginia (of Portland, Ore. in San Deigo, Calif. They later moved to Florence where J.T. worked and then retired from Reynolds and Virginia was co-owner of the Victorian Rose before retiring. The couple has two daughters: Penny Stricklin and Pam (Charles) Bierlair. They also have three grandchildren: Jordan Hamilton, Mollie Hamilton and Hayden Bierlair.
Published in the Florence Times Daily on August 17, 2013