Mr. and Mrs. William E. Shannon of Paducah celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June with a trip to Florida with their children and grandchildren.
Mr. Shannon and the former Patty Sanders were married June 8, 1963, by the Rev. John Weir at Northside Methodist Church in Paducah. Their attendants were Janice Lee Tolar and Paul Pippin.
Mrs. Shannon is a retired nurse. She is the daughter of Ruth Sanders of Paducah and the late Mack Sanders.
Mr. Shannon is retired from Westlake Chemical Corp. in Calvert City. He is the son of the late Ruth Ray and the late Albert Shannon.
They have two children: Kevin Shannon of Paducah and Dana Hendricks of Franklin, Tenn.; and seven grandchildren.