The couple were married on June 11, 1966, at New Hope Church of the Brethren, Jonesborough, TN. Reverend Robert Rowe officiated.
Mr. Hilbert retired from Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN, after 34 years of service. He later worked an additional 14 years in pharmaceutical applications.
Mrs. Hilbert is the former Betty Ann Fritts. She was employed by the Washington County school system as a teacher and librarian. She later became a Stay-at-Home Mom to their two children.
The couple have two children and their spouses: Amy and Travis Boling of Bluff City, TN, and Aaron and Renee Hilbert, of Jonesborough, TN. The couple have 5 grandchildren: Peyton Boling of Bluff City, TN, Brayden, Emma, Hannah, and Kara Hilbert, of Jonesborough, TN.
Mr. Hilbert is the son of the late Sam and Stella Hilbert. Mrs. Hilbert is the daughter of the late Robert and Sallie Fritts.