Christopher B. Zippel and Cheryl Rounseville Zippel, of Union Springs, were married on Sept. 4, 1965. They live in Union Springs. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015.

They have three children, Scott Zippel, Susan Zippel (Gil Steele) and Kevin Zippel (Lynn Kirkland); and three grandchildren, Xavier Steele, Peyton Steele and Drake Zippel.