Alan and Carolyn Smith of Nashville will celebrate their 50th anniversary on May 28.
They met at Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky. and were married on May 28, 1964 at Wilmore Free Methodist Church by Dr. Floyd Guiles.
Mrs. Smith is the daughter of the late Rev. Uri and Edna K. Chandler. Mr. Smith is the son of the late Clyde and Margaret Smith. Alan and Carolyn dedicated their lives to teaching and coaching. They returned to Asbury to teach for five years and then moved to Nashville to teach and coach at Trevecca Nazarene University. Carolyn retired after 30 years of service and Alan retired with 35 years of service.
They have two children, LeighAnn Gunter, and her husband, Dwayne, of Brentwood; and Brian Smith, and his wife, Tanya, of Olathe, Kan. They have five grandchildren, Breanna Smith of Chattanooga, Josh and Jacob Gunter of Brentwood and Tanner and Gabrielle Smith of Olathe, Kan.
Mr. and Mrs. Smith cel¬ebrated their anniversary with a luncheon in the President’s Dining Room at Trevecca Nazarene University hosted by family and friends and took a trip to Isle of Palms, S.C. as a gift from their children.