Carl and Willie Smith were married at 4 p.m. at Wewoka Courthouse on Saturday, June 16, 1945.
Carl and Willie Smith were married at 4 p.m. at Wewoka Courthouse on Saturday, June 16, 1945. They became high school sweethearts after meeting at Tecumseh High School where she was a freshman and he was a sophomore.
They built their house on the family homestead where they also raised their family.
Carl and Willie have two daughters and sons-in-law, Morris and Carleta Thompson and Dennis and Willene Stone, who also live west of Tecumseh.
Their grandchildren are Jeff Thompson of Tecumseh, Melissa Rice of Shawnee, Marci Thompson of Plano, Texas, Dennis Stone, and Stephanie Crawley, both of Tecumseh.
They are also Mawmaw and Pawpaw to 10 great-grandchildren, Patrick, Brandon, and Nathan Thompson, Caleb and Hailey Rice, Taylor and Hannah Straughan, Madison and Brayden Stone, and Grace Crawley.
Their family hosted a celebration of their long marriage with family and friends on June 8 at their church.