Student, De Queen (Arkansas) public schools.
Messenger boy, I. & G.N. R.R., Palestine, Texas, 1909-1911; warehouse clerk, Texas Company, Palestine, 1911-1912; clerk, Texas State R.R., Palestine, 1912-1917; auditor, Rusk, Texas, 1917-1919; clerk, Lone Star Gas Company, Dallas, 1920-1927; assistant comptroller and assistant to president, Lone Star Gas Company, Dallas, 1927-1935; vice-president and executive vice president, Lone Star Gas Company, Dallas, 1935-1940; president, Lone Star Gas Company, Dallas, 1940-1943; chairman, Lone Star Gas Company and Lone Star Producing Company, Dallas, from 1957; chairman, Lone Star Gathering Company, Dallas, from 1961. Board directors Employers National Insurance Company, Dallas Railway & Terminal Depot, Southwestern Life Insurance Company, Texas Employer's National Insurance Association, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, 11th District.
Member of executive board State Fair Texas. Member American Southern gas assns, Indiana Petroleum Association, Indiana Natural Gas Association, Texas Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association, American Petroleum Institute, Dallas Country Club, Brook Hollow Golf Club, City Club, Dallas Petroleum Club, Dallas Athletic Club, Oak Cliff Country Club, Cipango Club (Dallas);Fort Worth Petroleum Club, Fort Worth Club (Fort Worth). Midland Petroleum Club (Midland).
Married Elsie Lenore Bonner, January 14, 1914. Children: Louis Bonner, Mildred Hulcy Yeargan, Dechard Anderson, Mary Hulcy Pierce.