Mike and Charlotte Lockett of Decatur will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Lions Club in Decatur.
Mike and the former Charlotte McLean were married Dec. 7, 1963, in Vernon.
Their children are Melissa Lockett of Decatur; Jana Lockett-Onstead and husband, Shane, of Denton; and John Lockett and wife, Tiana, of Alvord. They have eight grandchildren: Russell and Scott Myers, Bo and Cheyenne Roscoe, Jorja and Jake Onstead and Brinlee and Landry Lockett; and three great-grandchildren: Preston, Natalie and Adrian Myers.
Mike retired from Lone Star Gas/TXU after more than 30 years. He works at Weatherford International. Charlotte retired from the banking industry. They are members of the Church of Christ.
Throughout the course of their marriage, the couple lived in several Texas towns and were active in civic organizations and boards along the way, including Lions Club, chambers of commerce, planning and zoning and economic development boards, educational organizations and committees, Masonic Lodge, Eastern Star, business women’s club and hospital auxiliaries.
The couple also dedicated countless hours to their children’s interests including 4-H, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Camp Fire, Decatur Middle School Band Boosters, Decatur Eagle Dolls, industrial arts and various sports.
The couple now enjoy showing their antique cars and have been involved with local antique car clubs for many years.