They were married at Bethel Baptist Church. They both graduated from Fillmore High School.
Gene owned and worked at Cash Concrete Products for over 50 years. Joan is a homemaker, and spent her time raising the couple's five children.
Their children are the late Ruth Ellen Barker, Thomas Cash, Phyllis Legan, Kristi Robinson and Daniel Cash. Their grandchildren are Angela Murphy, Ellen Poilcher, Laura Clark, Emily Brinkman, Sarah Waters, Neal Cash, Beth Tharp, Wendi Robinson, Julia Robinson, Mollie Cash, Luke Robinson, Jacob Cash and Lucy Cash.
They also have eight great-grandchildren.
Gene and Joan will celebrate their anniversary with their family.