Jim “Jimmie” and Evelyn McCormick of Grantsille celebrated their 64th anniversary on July 10.
The couple met at Tetrad Co. in Cleveland after Evelyn B. Yoak graduated from Calhoun County High School in 1954 and went to work there. Jimmie McCormick from Barnes Run in Spencer started working there in 1953. The couple was introduced by their mutual friend, Frances Combs Fugate, who was working there. The couple got engaged on Dec. 25, 1954. The wedding was held at the bride’s home with her parents in Norman Ridge, Big Bend, W.Va. on July 10, 1955.
On Oct. 26, 1957, they welcomed their first son, Dwayne Curtis McCormick. On June 14, 1960, the couple welcomed their second son, Douglas Neal McCormick.
He has worked for Norwalk Truck Lines, Clyde Duskey Water Well and Drilling and Hope Gas.
She has worked for Avon and Rubber Fabrications.
The couple have greatly enjoyed their community and the people of Pleasant Hill Church in Calhoun County. He has been in the Lions Club for nearly 30 years and has recieved numerous awards for his volunteering. Through the Grantsville chapter, he was awarded the International Foundation Award for his dedicated humanitarian services. She has been in the Womens Club as a CEO for over 50 years. In 2006, she was chosen by the club to represent at the Gilmer County Folk Festival as Calhoun County Belle.
They have fostered 17 children in their home, and have four grandchildren through two of these men.
Their son Dwayne and his wife Betsy have three children, two girls and a boy. Their son Douglas has four children, three girls and a son. They also have five great-grandchildren, as well as one step-grandson.