Stanley and Lucille Humphreys will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019.
The two met on a blind date in Williamsburg, Virginia and got married in Wren Chapel in the College of William and Mary not soon after. The couple both graduated from William and Mary. The Humphrey’s are both originally from Norfolk, Virginia and moved to Georgia for Stanley’s job with Sears. They are now residents at the Benton House in Covington.
Stanley served in the U.S Navy for four years and later retired from Sears Roebuck and Company after 31 years. Lucille worked as a sportswear buyer in a department store and as a real estate agent. They have two children, Wayne Humphreys, who lives in Virginia Beach, and Lois Story, who lives in Pensacola, Florida. The Humphrey’s have three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
When asked what the key to a successful marriage, Mr. Humphrey’s said "When married its never about yourself anymore. You are now a joint member, you share everything with your partner."
He said there are days he feels like he does more for Mrs. Humphreys than himself and she feels the same way. There are days you will pick up your partners slack and that is what marriage is all about balance and compromise.
The advice they share for newly married couples today is, "No matter what goes on that day, always stop to kiss your spouse goodnight every night."