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His wife tells the story best: “That Tuesday morning it was pouring down rain, and Jason asked me to marry him that day. I said, ‘Yes, I would marry you in the rain.’ He went off to work wearing his Toyota shirt,” she said. Kris called her best friend’s husband, the Tennessee Wildlife official, and everyone met up on a little island near the Watts Bar Reservoir, where the couple had their first date. When Derek arrived, still in his Toyota shirt, the rain stopped, and they tied the knot.
Photo: Submitted by Jason Forsgren