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Couple keeps 50-year celebration going

Posted: Thursday, Oct 10th, 2013

BUCKHANNON — When Glenn and Judy Haddix said their wedding vows… “in good times and in bad times; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; ‘til death do us part…” they kept them! The couple is celebrating their 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Russell Glenn Haddix and Doris Kay “Judy” Armstong were married in Bridgeport, Ohio on July 13, 1963 by the Rev. E.M. Berry. After a short honeymoon to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, they resided in Cambridge, Ohio for a short time before returning to their hometown of Pickens, West Virginia.

Judy is the daughter of Norman and Elsie (Miles) Armstrong. Glenn is the oldest son of Floyd Russell “Mutt” Haddix and Mabel (mace) Haddix. The couple’s parents are deceased.

Glenn served in the US Army and worked in Cambridge, Ohio at RCA. Following their wedding, the couple took over a family-owned convenience store and beer garden in Pickens. In 1969, Glenn, a Master Electrician, along with friend, started a business, D & H Electric, Inc. which became an established business for nearly 20 years. In 1972, the Haddix’s moved their family to Jack Hill in Buckhannon, West Virginia where they still reside. In 2007, Glenn retired from PW Eagle. Over the years, Judy served the community as a home health aide for Randolph and Upshur County Family Health Service, assisted where needed at the electrical business and worked in the deli and meat departments at Shop ‘n Save.

Glenn and Judy raised three children: Cristina (Jim) Stout of Glenville; David Haddix (deceased) and Timothy (Deanna Heater) Haddix of French Creek. They especially love and enjoy their grandchildren: Levi David (Ana) Haddix of Lewisville, Texas; Heather Nicole and Ashley Shyann Haddix of French Creek; Nathan Stout of Glenville and J.D. O’Neil (deceased). “Tiny Tot” their Pomeranian is their special faithful companion.

Glenn is a life member of the NRA, has been a member of the American Legion for nearly 28 years and is an avid outdoorsman who enjoys hunting and fishing. Judy is a life-long member of the Pickens Baptist Church, the Pickens Rebeccah Lodge, and the WVU Extension Community Education Outreach Service. Both are over 50 year alumni graduates of Pickens High School. They like camping, traveling and spending time with their kids, grandkids and family.

The couple is continuing to celebrate their milestone 50th anniversary with a life-long dream trip to Hawaii.

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