Bachelor, Centenary College, 1950. Master of Divinity, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary, 1953.
Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1953; advanced through grades to lieutenant commander, United States Navy, 1959; chaplain, United States Navy, 1953-1972; retired,, United States Navy, 1972; director pastoral care, Louisiana State University Medical Center (formerly Confederate Memorial Medical Ctr), Shreveport, 1972-1995; retired, 1995.
Founding president Retired Srs. Volunteer Program, Shreveport, 1976-1978. With United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946, 47-55.
Member of Greater Shreveport Ministerial Association (president 1980), Louisiana Chaplains Association 1982, 1983, Association Professional Chaplains, Masons.
Married Nell Davidson, August 13, 1949 (deceased June 2001). Children: Michael D., Kelly Paige Fisher Matthews. Married Adelaide Boggs, April 12, 2003 (deceased Mar 30), Married Rosemary M. Watt, June 16, 2007.