Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. (Jean Shuler) Felkel, Jr., of Lexington, S.C., recently celebrated their 50th wedding annnivesary on August 20, 2017, at The Clubhouse on Pine Island, Lake Murray. The party was attended by friends and relatives. They were married on August 19, 1967.
Mrs. Felkel is retired from a career in accounting and business management.
Mr. Felkel, known as Chuck, is a retired pharmacist.
The couple has two sons: Chris Felkel and wife Theresa of Lexington and Kevin Felkel and wife Jennifer, also of Lexington. They have five grandchildren: Ryan, Ashton, Madeleine and Hayden Felkel and Dylan Darden.
Prior to the party, they celebrated by having their sons and their families (which included their 5 grandchildren) join them on Oasis of the Seas for an eastern Caribbean cruise.
Chuck and Jean Felkel were both born in Orangeburg County where they lived most of their lives. They met each other at a live performance of Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs at Folly Beach. Upon their graduation from college in 1967, they were married. Chuck continued studying and became a pharmacist and served the Holly Hill area for 40 years. During the latter part of his career, he was part owner of Chuck’s Pharmacy in Holly Hill and his wife Jean worked alongside of him as business manager and as a pharmacy tech. The Felkels moved to Lexington upon retirement to be close to their sons and their families.
A very special event took place in their marriage when they traveled to Israel during the summer of 2013 to tour with a group of friends and they renewed their wedding vows in Cana of Galilee in The Wedding Sanctuary. The Wedding Sanctuary is said to have been built on the site of the miracle that Jesus performed when water was turned into wine.