Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University North Carolina, 1962.
Editor, The Tabor City (North Carolina) Tribune, since 1962.
Administrative board St. Paul Methodist Church, Tabor City, 1969-1970. Chairman Tabor City Zoning and Planning Board, 1975-1988. Member Alcoholic Beverage Control Board, Tabor City, since 1988.
Executive committee member North Carolina Yam Festival, since 1987. Chairman, since 1990. Sergeant United States Air Force, 1954-1958.
Member Tabor City Civian Club, Columbus County Wildlife Club, Coastal Aero Modelers (president 1988-1989).
Married Joanne Ruth Morton, May 16, 1958. Children: Kathleen Ann, Raymond Morton, Laura Beth.