Mr. and Mrs. Gene Walters of Duncan will cele­brate their golden wedding anniversary with a stay at the Hilton Skirvin in Okla­homa City, including a car­riage tour of Bricktown and a family gathering at Mick­ey Mantle’s steak house.


Mr. and Mrs. Gene Walters of Duncan will cele­brate their golden wedding anniversary with a stay at the Hilton Skirvin in Okla­homa City, including a car­riage tour of Bricktown and a family gathering at Mick­ey Mantle’s steak house.

Walters and Jane De­woody dated for four years before their marriage on Jan. 19, 1960, in Ardmore. They married at that time because Gene had been drafted and was to leave two days later for basic training.

Gene worked for 24 years at Halliburton and 15 years in the trucking business. The couple also owned their own grocery story for 10 years during that time. They currently own another business in Duncan.

Their best accomplish­ment has been their chil­dren, with whom they love spending time.

They have three chil­dren, Phelicia and hus­band, Tracy; Billy Jr. and wife, Claudette; and Brad. There is one grandchild.