The couple were married on June 29, 1955, in Elizabethton, by the Rev. Howington.
Mr. Vanover retired from Vanover Roofing Inc. as owner, where he was employed from 1969-2002.
Mrs. Vanover is the former Bessie Bristol. She is a homemaker.
The couple have six children, Debra Heatherly, Johnson City, Theresa Vanover, Burtonsville, Md., David Vanover, Johnson City, Dona Stout, Burtonsville, Md., Larry Vanover, Johnson City, Sherry Vanover, Johnson City; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.