Tommy Thomas and Janet M. Calkins were united in marriage by Rev. Charles Cooper on Dec. 26, 1959, at the First Congregational Chuch in Rutland, Mass.
They made their home in several different countries around the world during Tommy's Army service. They resided in Tuckerman, Ark., for 25 years and have lived in Cherokee village since 2004.
A family dinner celebration was held in Memphis on Dec. 26, 2009.
Tommy and Janet have three children, Brian Thomas and wife, Rose of Mabelvale, Ark., Cheryl Reilly and husband, Joseph of Cherokee Village, and Glen Thomas and wife, Shelley, of Memphis, Tenn., six grandsons, three granddaughters, one grandson-in-law, and three great-granddaughters.