Fred and Jo Ann Fretz will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, July 22.

Fred is originally from Sapulpa, Okla., and Jo Ann was raised in Saltillo, Ark.

The couple was married by the Rev. Gene Smith on July 22nd, 1962, at Oak Bowery Baptist Church in Saltillo.

The couple was blessed with two children, Greg (Shannon) Fretz of Hot Springs, Ark., and Lori Kimbell of Conway. They have three grandchildren, Bryn Fretz of Hot Springs, Emily Rucker of Russellville, Ark., and Kristen Kimbell of Conway.

Prior to retirement Fred was a Southern Baptist minister and Jo Ann was a homemaker.

The couple’s children will be hosting a family dinner at a local restaurant on Monday, July 23rd.

They currently attend Oak Bowery Baptist Church in Saltillo.