Glynn and Betty Coleman have spent most of the last 70 years together in a wonderful marriage. Glynn was raised in Gibson County, TN and enlisted in the Air Force at the age of 17 and spent time in various parts of the country before going overseas and spending 9 months in Paris, France at the end of WWII.
After the war was over Glynn returned to the states and attended school earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts from Mary State College in Kentucky. After graduation he took a job at Orange County High School, teaching Industrial Arts and consequently met Betty.
Betty is a lifelong resident of Orange County but worked as a secretary for a lawyer based out of Richmond. Later, the couple married and had one son, David. After 5 years of teaching at the high school Glynn left teaching and began working for Virginia Metal Products for the following 13 years.
The couple have been members of the Orange Baptist church for nearly 70 years and have enjoyed a variety of hobbies in including camping. Surabhi Surendra once said, “A happy marriage is about three things: memories of togetherness, forgiveness of mistakes and a promise to never give up on each other.” In all of their years together the Colemans have certainly lived these words of wisdom.