John and Harriett Gay

Posted: Jul. 25, 2014 8:43 pm Updated: Sep. 6, 2014 5:29 pm

John and Harriett Gay of 405 Parkview Drive have marked their 60th wedding anniversary. A celebration was held June 28 in the Patio, hosted by their children and family.

Mr. Gay and the former Harriett Thompson were married June 5, 1954, in Quincy.

They are the parents of Kimber and Nadine Gay of Moline, Trudy Gay of Quincy, Juda and Percy Haley of Zion, and Penny and Willie Trotter of Springfield. They have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mr. Gay retired from Titan Wheel. He is a die-hard Cubs fan and enjoys all Quincy High School sports, especially basketball and football. He also enjoys fishing, listening to jazz/blues, and was an avid golfer at Westview Golf Course.

Mrs. Gay retired from Blessing Hospital. She enjoys reading and is an excellent cook.

The couple met at Quincy High School through Mr. Gay's sister Rosemary.

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