John F. Boyette Jr. and Bessie Faye Jones Boyette were united in marriage on Aug. 25, 1962, at St. John's United Methodist Church in Aiken. They celebrated their 50th anniversary with a trip to Florida with their children.
John and Bessie have two children, John F. Boyette III and his wife Kathy, and Angela Renee Boyette.
John was a small business owner before retiring. Bessie retired after a career as an educator, including a stint as principal at East Aiken Elementary School.