Brenda and Terry Gentle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 31.
They were married in 1970 at Castle Rock Baptist Church in Jasper, Tennessee.
Their love story began after the two met at Jasper Dairy Bar and Brenda asked Terry if she could take a ride on his motorcycle. Terry retired as a CPA, and Brenda retired as a banker.
They say their secrets to a long, successful marriage are: Stay busy, allow each other to have room for mistakes, and laugh a lot.
They have two children and four grandchildren.