Mr. and Mrs. William Cooper

FOLLANSBEE — Mr. and Mrs. William E. “Bill” Cooper of Follansbee will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on July 20.

Cooper and the former Bobbie Vickers were married on July 20, 1957, by the late Omar Hall at Follansbee Church of Christ, where they remain active members.

Cooper, the son of the late William and Jessie Cooper, is an elder at the church where he also served as its minister for 10 years after retiring from Weirton Steel with 47 years of service.

She is the daughter of the late Bob and Helen Vickers and was a Sunday school teacher at the church and its organist for 40 years.

They have four children: William of Lima, Ohio; Daniel of Follansbee; John Mark of Wellsburg; and Julie Cooper Byers of Weirton.

There are nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.