Student, Western Carolina University, 1972. Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Medical University South Carolina, 1975.
Pharmacist City Pharmacy (formerly Nixon Pharmacy), Stanley, North Carolina, since 1975. Speaker in field.
Served to staff sergeant United States Air Force, 1970-1976. Member Lincoln County Pharmaceutical Association.
Married Janice Marie McKinney, October 10, 1976. Children: Allison Marie, Samuel Taylor.