Originally Published: September 25, 2016 6 a.m.
Billy Gene and Patricia Pierce are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple met in Phoenix and went on their first date on St. Patrick’s Day in 1966 and married that same year on Oct. 1. They moved to Prescott in the early 80’s. They have six married children, 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great, great grandchild.