On a cold winter day a sailor met a girl and a spark was lit. The sailor and his sweetheart said “I Do” and made a home with love and fidelity. The sweetheart became a Mama with a baby girl and a family got its start. From Maryland to Virginia the family knew happy shore times and lonely sailor at sea times, news of his son came by telegram to a submarine. In South Carolina the sailor traded his white navy cap for a white painting shirt and created a business and another baby boy followed. Moving down to Florida another daughter came along and the painter traded his white shirt for a white collar and a ministry began. The family grew into generations. Fifty years passed by in a blink. The sailor and his sweetheart still share a home with love and fidelity.
On March 17, 2013 the Rev. Jerry and Mrs. Jacqueline Huft celebrated 50 years of marriage. A celebration in their honor was given with love by their children on Saturday evening, March 16 at the Gulf County Senior Citizens Community Center in Wewahitchka. Jerry and Jackie have four children, and five grandchildren. Through the years Jerry and Jackie have set an example of faith, love, and service to their family, friends, and community. On March 17, 1963 a sailor married his sweetheart and the spark never went out.
Congratulations on 50 years!