Student, Virginia Military Institute, 1943. Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1949. Postgraduate, Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, 1952.
Postgraduate, Duke University, 1956. Master of Arts in Educational Administration, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1976. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1977.
Doctor of Letters (honorary), Belhaven College, Jackson, Mississippi, 1977. Doctor of Laws, King College, Bristol, Tennessee, 1977.
Salesman Mengle Corporation subsidiary International Container Corporation, Winston-Salem, 1950-1952. From professor science, athletic director to president Quinze de Novembro College, Garanhuns, Pernanbuco, Brazil, 1952-1964. Education director Cruzada ABC-Recife, 1965-1970, president, 1969-1970.
Executive secretary Parliamentary Christian Leadership, Brasilia, Federal District, Brazil, 1970-1973. Executive director Presbyterian Mission in Brazil, Campinas, Sao Paulo, 1973-1975. Moderator General Assembly of Presbyterian Church in the United States, Atlanta, 1976-1977.
Executive director Triad United Methodist Home, Inc., Winston-Salem, since 1977. Board directors First Home Federal Savings and Loan.
Board directors Instituto Gammon, Presbyterian Church United States, Forsyth County Council on Aging Forsyth County Senior Services Forsyth County, Covenent Fellowship of Presbyns., William Black Lodge, Synod of North Carolina, Presbyterian Church United States of America. Board visitors Lee's McRae College, Montreat Anderson College. Member cabinet United Way, 1987.
Chairman Winston-Salem Forsyth County Council on Services to Homeless. Chairman board directors Senior Services, Inc., Winston-Salem, Missionary Family Counseling Service With United States Army Air Force, 1943-1945, prisoner of war, Poland. Member Sertoma Club (3 Service awards), Lions, Rotary.
Married Nancy Clendenin, September 18, 1948. Children: Nancy Lynn Lane, Margaret Cuningham, Ann Thomerson, Cecelia Welborn, Robert Spach.