Corsicana Daily Sun
Tom and Winona Childress of Whitney celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary recently at a small celebration at Joe T. Garcia’s in Fort Worth with family and friends on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.
Tom and the former Winona Gorman met in 1954 at the Jester Park Pool and were high school sweethearts. They were married on Nov. 4, 1961 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana. Tom is the son of the late James Wesley Childress and the late Mrs. Muriel Lee Tate, and grandson of the late Mrs. Jennie Martin Tilton. Winona is the daughter of the late Mr. Jessie Albert Gorman and the late Mrs. Juanita Mitcham. All were Corsicana natives.
They have two sons, John and wife Tina of Colleyville and son Tim of Arlington. They are also the proud grandparents of Payton and Miles Childress.
Former Arlington residents for over 40 years, the couple moved to Lake Whitney in 1999. Tom retired from Midland Foods where he was a salesman for over 20 years where he negotiated international sales into Mexico. Both are active members of the White Bluff community where Tom enjoys golf and Winona is active in the local DAR chapter.
The couple also enjoys traveling to Ruidoso, N.M. and visiting their children and grandchildren.