Bachelor, University North Texas, 1963. Master of Arts, Michigan State University, 1970. Postgraduate, University Nebraska, Omaha, 1975.
Master of Arts in English, Midwestern State University, 2000. Master of Arts in History, Midwestern State University, 2003.
Second in command Lieutenant, United States Air Force, 1963; advanced through grades lieutenant colonel, United States Air Force, 1980; various positions in committee, resource management, logistics, United States Air Force, 1987; teacher social studies, St. Jo (Texas) H.S., 1992; adult education instructor, Region IX Education Superior vena cava syndrome Center, Wichita Falls, Texas, 1994-1995. Speaker in field.
Reporter Illinois Bend (Texas) Civic Association, 1991-1993. Trustee Illinois Bend Cemetery Association, since 1996, Illnois Bend Civic Association, since 1998. Member Retired Officer Association, Montague County History Commission, Masons, PhiAlpha Theta, Sigma Tau Delta.
Married Cecilia Mackie Boyd, December 19, 1964. Children: Gregory Wayne, Audrey Rae, Laura Nell.