Joe and Mert Lutz celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Tuesday.
The couple met while Joe was serving in the military at Fort Hood through mutual friends.
They were united in marriage on Dec. 24, 1958, at Memorial Baptist Church in Pasadena.
Mrs. Lutz is retired from Killeen Independent School District. Mr. Lutz retired from the U.S. Army and Central Freight Lines.
They are longtime residents of Killeen and have many friends in Central Texas.
Their daughters, Donna Long of Glen Rose, Karen Sears of Killeen, Joni DeLosSantos of Seabrook and Bobi Baker of Jarrell, all grew up and went to school in Killeen.
They have four grandchildren.