The couple were married on Dec. 17, 1955, at Rittertown Baptist Church, Hampton, by Rev. Major Arrowood.
Mr. Whitehead retired from ET&WNC and Jones Truck Line as a truck driver.
Mrs. Whitehead is the former Shirley Simerly. She retired from K-Mart.
The couple have one child, Debbie Shankle and husband David, Johnson City; two grandchildren, David Ed Shankle and wife Victoria and Daniel Shankle; and two great-grandchildren, David Robert Shankle and Emma Shankle.