Bob and Dorothy Carlisle of Sherman were honored with a family dinner on Sept. 15 in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The gathering was held at Carol’s Red Apron in Sherman. Hosts were the couple’s children, Lane Carlisle of Dorchester and Jason Carlisle and his wife, Lori, of Garland, and their nephew, Keith Carlisle, and his wife, Cindi, of Sherman. The couple also celebrated their anniversary with a trip to Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole, Wyoming and the Tetons National Park.
The Carlisles were married on Sept. 15, 1962 at the Maple Baptist Church in Maple. Officiating was Milton Kresse, minister of the church. Attendants were Nelson and Nancy Carlisle, brother and sister-in-law of the groom.
Dorothy Carlisle was born in Lubbock, the daughter of Dee and Mattie Tucker. She attended Three Way School and Grayson County College. She has worked for several Sherman OB GYN doctors for 26 years, and is currently employed by Dr. DeAn Strobel where she has worked for the past 10 years. She enjoys gardening and quilting.
Bob Carlisle was born in Littlefield, the son of Paul and Vera Carlisle. He attended Littlefield and Bula schools and Grayson County College. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and the couple lived in Illinois, Oklahoma and Okinawa, moving to Sherman after he completed his military service. He has been a self-employed barber since 1976. He enjoys golf and fishing.
They have been members of Fairview Baptist Church in Sherman since 1970. Both are Ranger baseball team fans and enjoy attending their grandson’s baseball games.
The Carlisles have two sons and two grandchildren.