Mr. and Mrs. John Gordon celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at 6 p.m. Sept. 21, 2019, at a surprise anniversary party at Mackie's Pizza in Marion.
John, and Marjorie Marks were married Oct. 4, 1969, in Warder Street Baptist Church in Marion.
Mr. Gordon was a college student at Rolla Missouri College of Engineering. Upon graduating he worked for State of Illinois EPA.
Mrs. Gordon was an assistant business secretary for E Blankenship and Company and later United Manufacturing Incorporated.
The couple has two children and one grandchild, Maria Gordon of Marion; and Oscar Gordon, wife, Kaylee, and grandson Ryker of West Frankfort.
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