Jim and Peggy Poirot were married June 4, 1966 in Windthorst, Texas. The high school sweethearts have lived in Denton for 35 years. Jim is a Regents Professor Emeritus at the University of North Texas in the College of Information. Peggy is a retired real estate broker who worked in Denton and earned the award of being in the Top 10 Re/Max REALTORS in the State of Texas. They are both active members of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and volunteer with numerous city and state organizations. They have been blessed with two children, Reverend Jeffery J. Poirot of Ft. Worth and Pamela S. Ingram and one grandson, Steven of Denton.