John, Barbara and Celia spent one season in New Orleans working to earn money for John's tuition and the family's living expenses. It was a memorial time both for the waitering and waitressing experience and Corey's birth.
John worked for a few years for a major Atlanta construction firm working in Chattanooga, TN, before starting his own home building and later commercial building firm. His firm was eventually Winesett-Hill, a construction firm which operates throughout the southern United States.
John and Barbara are currently retired. They enjoy visiting family and friends. They took an European tour in 2002, visiting Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Denmark. They slept on the train as it passed through Austria.
Barbara is an efficient and elegant homemaker. She and John were high school sweethearts. Barbara put her own education aside to work and help John through college and afterwards.
John and Barbara's children are:
1. Raymond Corey (16-Jun-1966) and
2. Eric Matthew (22-Oct-1970).