Associate of Arts, Louisburg College, 1953. Bachelor magna cum laude, High Point College, 1955. Master of Divinity magna cum laude, Duke University, 1959.
Missionary, Springer Theological Seminary, Mulungwishi, Zaire, 1961-1962; minister, Bethesda Methodist Church, Barnesville, North Carolina, 1962-1968; minister, Millbrook United Methodist Church, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1968-1971; minister, First United Methodist Church, Rockingham, North Carolina, 1971-1975; minister, Haymount United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1975-1980; minister, First United Methodist Church, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 1980-1983; nursing home administrator, Methodist Retired Home, Inc., Lumberton, North Carolina, 1983-1990; minister, Southern Pines United Methodist Church, 1990-1994; nursing home administrator, Methodist Retirement Home, Inc. dba Wesley Pines, Lumberton, North Carolina, since 1994.
Member National Council on Aging, 1989. Member AAHSA, NCANPHA (Rockingham, Fayetteville and Lumberton chapters), Kiwanis.
Married Dorothy Beryl Thompson, January 23, 1955. Children: Dorothea Beryl Shaw, Hazel Denise Rock, Tammy Jeannine Hiller, Paula Gray Wrigley.