1. This is Barbara and Bob Pettis, two Oklahoma residents, on their wedding day in September 1951.
“They weren’t all ‘smoochy-woochy, touchy-wouchy,’ but in their voices and the way they looked at each other, you could see their love,” one of the couples’ sons, Clay Pettis, told NewsOK.com. “Just in the little things.”
2. After 63 years of marriage, Barbara died on June 30. Bob, who was also in the hospital with pneumonia, died just eight hours later on the same day.
“I don’t believe in coincidences, and I didn’t sit down and tell Dad that Mama was gone. But I’m sure he knew. Just knowing them, you wouldn’t be surprised that Dad decided to check out, too,” Pettis continued.