(BS ’47, agricultural science) enrolled at Auburn in 1941, then served in the U.S. Army 1942-45. He received a medical discharge due to frostbite and severe trench foot in Germany in 1944. He married Betty Brown Sept. 30, 1945. They were married 65 years – until her death in 2010. They had a son, who is now deceased, and three daughters. He was inducted into the Alabama Agricultural Hall of Honor in 1999.