Both Carl and Nancy were born and raised in the Johnson City area. They graduated from Science Hill High School - Carl in 1951 and Nancy in 1955 - and then attended ETSU. Upon graduating from ETSU, Carl was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
The couple were married on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1956, in Johnson City, TN. The day after their wedding, they moved to Ft. McClellan, AL, starting a journey that would have them living in many places in the United States and Italy.
Nancy held down the fort with five small children, while Carl served a tour in Vietnam.
Carl earned a master's degree in 1976 from Shippensburg State University in Pennsylvania while attending the Army War College. Carl is a retired Colonel of the U.S. Army after 30 years of service. Nancy split her time between being a dedicated officer's wife, full-time mom, homemaker, and real estate agent.
The couple have five children: April Borel of Jonesborough, TN, Victoria Zimmerman of Mechanicsburg, PA, Karl Maddox of Albequerque, NM, Julia Johnson of Johnson City, TN, and John (Jay) Kincheloe of Albequerque, NM; 12 grandchildren: Ira Henry, Lola Henry, John Henry, Jake Zimmerman, Chris Zimmerman, Marissa Zimmerman, Kyra Barone, Renard (Kyle) Barone, Clayton Barone, Pierre Borel, Deanna Kincheloe, and Kathryn Kincheloe; 8 great grandchildren and one great grandchild due on the anniversary date.