James and Barbara Whipker of Nashville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip given to them by their children to visit family in Las Vegas.
Mr. Whipker and the former Barbara Jean Harris were married by the Rev. Ralph Newell July 20, 1963, at First Baptist Church.
Mr. Whipker retired from Cummins Inc. and Mrs. Whipker retired from Columbus Enterprise Development Center.
The couple have four children, Regina McDonald of Nineveh, Rhonda Butler of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Renea Lawson of Henderson, Nev., and Raymond Whipker of Nashville. They also have 10 grandchildren.
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