Bachelor of Business Administration, Baylor University, 1953. Master of Business Administration, Pepperdine University, 1980.
Director manufacturing Shirey Company, Greenville, Texas, 1953-1968, president, chief executive officer, since 1968. Board directors Century Factors, Dallas.
Deacon Ridgecrest Baptist Church, Greenville. Advisory board Consumer Product Safety Commission, Washington, 1978-1980. Chairman board Dallas Baptist College, 1958-1972, Greenville Indiana School District, 1960-1971.
Served to captain United States Air Force, 1953-1956. Member American Apparel Association (chairman board), International Apparel Federation (president), Texas Manufacturers Association (chairman board 1976).
Married Johanna Griffin, November 29, 1952. Children: Sheila Patterson, David T., Stewart C.