The Norman Transcript

May 26, 2013

Nunnallys to celebrate 60 years with reception


The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Amos and LaVene (Pitts) Nunnally will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a come-and-go reception in Hallock Hall at First Baptist Church in Norman from 4-6:30 p.m. Friday.

The couple met in 1952 on a blind date and were married eight months later on May 31, 1953 in Bristow.

In 1959, after serving four years in the United States Air Force in Florida, Maine, and Korea, the Nunnallys returned to Oklahoma and settled in Norman to raise their growing family. Over the next 41 years, Amos worked as a barber at Ken's Barber Shop in downtown Norman. More recently, LaVene was employed by the local chapter of the American Red Cross for nearly 10 years as a volunteer coordinator.

Amos and LaVene have dedicated countless hours volunteering in Norman, particularly at their children’s’ schools, the University of Oklahoma, the American Red Cross and at Trinity Baptist and First Baptist churches in Norman. At First Baptist, Amos and LaVene have cataloged more than 12,000 books in the church library and serve as greeters and volunteers at the Family Life Center.

In retirement, Amos enjoys gardening and reading while LaVene enjoys scrapbooking, sewing, quilting, quilling and genealogy research.

The couple’s children include Tonja and her husband, Basil, of Oklahoma City; Joe and his wife, Sandra, of Piedmont; and Dave and his wife, Donna, of Millington, Tenn.

They also enjoy their grandchildren, Joel and Stephen, both of Oklahoma City.