Bob and Joy (Bland) Jones of Prague are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married June 20, 1948, at Garden Grove Missionary Baptist Church.


Bob and Joy (Bland) Jones of Prague are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with their family. They were married June 20, 1948, at Garden Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Their children and their spouses are Larry and Patsy Jones of Eufaula; Kathy Tidwell of Irving, Texas; and Terri and Gary Phillips of Holdenville.
They have eight grandchildren, Tim Jones, Tulsa; Rachel White, Henryetta; Dustin Tidwell, Houston, Texas; Aaron and Devon Tidwell, Irving; Shane and Chase Phillips, Holdenville; and Alisha Pope, Ardmore.
They have five great-grandchildren.
The couple has lived in Garden Grove most of their married lives. They owned and operated Econtucha Grocery until it burned in 1968. They have farmed and raised cattle since then. They are active, longtime members of Garden Grove Missionary Baptist Church.
Bob retired from Oklahoma Baptist University and is a rancher and farmer. He has served as a deacon, music director and Sunday school teacher.
Joy has been a Sunday school teacher. She has remained active as much as health permits.