Bachelor magna cum laude, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee, 1945. Doctor of Divinity, Union University, Jackson, Tennessee, 1967. Bachelor's Degree, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, 1948.
Doctor of Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Sem, 1951.
Pastor, Allison (Texas) Baptist Church, 1946-1951; pastor, Acton (Texas) Baptist Church, 1948-1951; pastor, First Baptist Church, Huntingdon, Tennessee, 1951-1956; pastor, Leawood Baptist Church, Memphis, 1956-1991. President Tennessee Baptist Convention, 1969-1970, member Executive Board, 1971-1978. Board directors Home Mission Board Southern Baptist Convention, Atlanta, 1982-1990.
Trustee Union University, Jackson, 1952-1991. Member Shelby Baptist Pastor's Conference (president 1966).
Married Helen Lorene Barron, July 23, 1944. Children: Terrye Jan (deceased), Rickey Lee, Philip Ray, Lisa Renee Glisson Garrett.