The Browns' were married on Oct. 27, 1961, at the Staunton United Methodist Church.
JoAn is the former Miss Brown.
David is retired from Novelis.
They have two children Col. David and Patricia Brown and Cathy and John Crockett and five grandchildren David W. Brown Jr., Christopher Brown, Megan Brown, Caitlyn Crockett and Evan Crockett.
All friends and family are invited to attend. Cards are welcome, no gifts please.