These two high school sweerhearts were married July 4, 1970 after dating for five years, starting in high school.
They were married at First Baptist Church in Paris, Texas. Both reside in Reno, Texas.
Randell is retired from Westinhouse/Phillips Lighting after 35 plus years. Betty is retired after 28 years in the medical field; the last 14 were at MRMC.
Their sons are Dwayne Merritt and wife Laura from Alabama and Shane Merritt and wife Michelle from Mississippi.
Grandchildren are Dwayne’s daughter Brittany, Laura’s son Zac and daughter Kayla and husband Kevin, their baby Tenley, and Shane’s three daughters Breanna, Katelyn and Brandy.
They both love the outdoors, sitting in their favorite swing and watching all kinds of movies.
The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right.