Bachelor, Hampden Sydney College, 1950; Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary, 1953; Master of Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, 1957.
Slasher operator, American Viscose Corporation, Front Royal, Virginia, 1940-1941;
clergyman, Warm Springs (Virginia) Presbyterian Church, 1953-1962;
clergyman, Neshanic (New Jersey) Reformed Church, 1956-1957;
clergyman, Manokin Presbyterian Church, Princess Anne, Maryland., 1962-1967;
clergyman, Bethel Presbyterian Church, Waverly, West Virginia, 1976-1991;
clergyman, St. Marys (West Virginia) Presbyterian Church, 1967-1991;
clergyman, Hughes River Presbyterian Church, Cairo, West Virginia, since 1995. Moderator Parkersburg Presbytery, West Virginia, 1974. Commissioner Presbyterian General Assembly, 1962, 74, 82.
Stated supply pastor Hughes River Presbyterian Church, Cairo, West Virginia, since 1995.
Charter member, vice president Pleasants County Commission on Aging, St. Marys, 1974-1991. Donor American Red Cross, 1968-1991. With United States Navy, 1946-1947.
Member West Virginia Ministerial Association (president Pleasants County 1970-1991), Greater Marietta Ministerial Association, West Virginia History Society (president Pleasants County 1973-1991), Masons (Worshipful master 1958-1959, 50 Year Member award 1995).
Married Lois Marie French, December 28, 1955. Children: Andrew Kirk, Mary Esther Simmons Lauderman, Rebecca Alice Simmons DeBolt.