Student, Holmes Junior College, 1950. Student, Draughons Business College, 1951. Graduate, LaSalle Extension University, 1965.
With, Lewis Grocer Company, Indianola, Mississippi, since 1954; vice president, secretary, Lewis Grocer Company, Indianola, Mississippi, 1972-1979; president, Chief Executive Officer, Lewis Grocer Company, Indianola, Mississippi, 1979-1987; president, Chief Executive Officer, Sunflower Stores, Inc., Indianola, Mississippi, 1979-1987; president, Southern Business Specialists Inc. doing business as Corporation Investment International, Jackson, Mississippi, 1988-1993; retired, 1993.
Board directors Mississippi Economic Council. Served with United States Marine Corps, 1952-1954. Member American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants, Indianola Chamber of Commerce (president 1976-1977), Rotary.
Married Joan Fay Berman, July 26, 1952. Children: Lana, Dudley S., Joel B., Gregory Todd, Troy E.