AB, Bethany College, 1938. Master of Divinity, Butler University, 1943. Master of Education, University Pittsburgh, 1946.
Postgraduate, St. Vincent College, 1939. Postgraduate, Pittsburgh School Accountancy, 1940. Postgraduate, University Kentucky, 1955.
Master of Arts, Ohio State University, 1969. Doctor of Letters, Milligan College, 1995.
Minister Brentwood Christian Church, Pittsburgh, 1943-1946, 1st Christian Church, Erwin, Tennessee, 1946-1950. Executive secretary in charge business administration and public relations Miligan College.ate University, Johnson City, 1950-1968. Director public relations, public information East Tennessee State University, 1968-1978.
Board directors United Way, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Reece Museum, Tipton-Haynes History Association, Johnson City Symphony. Elder Christian Church. Member Public Relations Society of America (accredited since 1974), Council for Advancement of Small Colleges (chairman public relations 1957-1961), East Tennessee Education Association (chairman public relations 1968-1976), Johnson City Chamber of Chamber (board directors, official city historian 1986-1999), Washington County Tennessee History Association (president), Johnson City Executives Club (president 1961-1962), Kiwanis (secretary-treasurer 1983-1984, board directors, Kiwanian of Year 1995), Theta Phi, Kappa Tau Alpha.
Married Faith Worrell, August 25, 1941. Children: Ellen Josephine Carpenter, Ray Emerson Junior.