Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Fairmont State College, 1958. Master of Science in Biochemistry, Purdue University, 1961.
Research chemist Bristol Laboratories, Syracuse, New York, 1961—1969, Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, 1969—1981. Sales representative Whatman Inc., Clifton, New Jersey, 1981—1984, American Machine and Foundry, Meriden, Connecticut, since 1984.
Married Julia Sue Hudson, February 1, 1957. Children: Adonica Lynne Devault Cross, Robert Larry, Julianna May Devault Jayko, Charlotte Lea.