Bachelor of Science, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, 1958.
Lieutenant United States Air Force, Tucson, 1959-1962. District sales manager Armco Steel Company, Memphis, Dallas, Richmond, Virginia, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1963-1978. Regional engineer American Wood Preservers Institute, Greensboro, 1978-1983.
Manager technical services Atlantic Wood Industries, Savannah, Georgia, 1984-1985. Vice president, then president, Chief Executive Officer Kentex Mineral Company, Greensboro, since 1985.
Served to major United States Air Force Reserve, 1959-1976. Member National Association Royalty Owners, American Society Civil Engineers, Forest Oaks Country Club, Louisville Country Club, Society Colonial Wars, Peyton Society Virginia, North Carolina Zoological Society, History Preservation Society North Carolina.
Married Barbara Olds, October 2, 1965. Children: Walter N. III, Anne O.