The couple were married on July 20, 1970, in Burnsville, North Carolina.
Mr. Keys retired from the U.S. Postal Service and worked at City Barbershop in Jonesborough and Gray. He is the owner of Brookside Farm in Jonesborough, a Pioneer Century Farm that has been in the family for more than 200 years.
Mrs. Keys is the former Marie “Rita” Whetsel. She is manager of Brookside Farm and is a homemaker.
The couple have two children, Julie Keys Gantley of Jonesborough, and Charles Nathan Keys of Greeneville; and three grandchildren, Logan, Paul and Kenslee.