Student, University Alabama, 1968. Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, Auburn University, 1971.
Pharmacist, manager, HARCO Drug, Inc., Northport, Alabama, 1972-1980; pharmacist, partner, Homecare Medical Equipment, Albertville, Alabama, 1984-1986; pharmacist, owner, Bishop's Pharmacy Inc., Albertville, since 1980; pharmacist, owner, Vitalcare Parenteral Nutrition, Albertville, since 1986; pharmacist, partner, Albertville Discount Pharmacy, since 1987. Travel consultant, partner The Travel Agency, Inc., Albertville, 1984-1986. Partner Vitacare of DeKalb County, Vitacare of East Alabama, Christmas Treasures.
Republican Marshall County Tourist Committee, Albertville, since 1990. Member committee Albertville Medical Board, since 1990, Albertville Housing Authority, 1984-1986, Downtown Rehabilitation Board, Albertville, since 1987. Pastor parish committee United Methodist Church, since 1986.
Member Marshall County Tourism Board, since 1987. Fellow Alabama Pharmaceutical Association, National Association Retail Druggists. Member American Pharmaceutical Association, Albertville Chamber of Commerce (board directors 1985-1988, medical board since 1988), Alabama State Pharmacy Association (public relations chairman 1987, convention site chairman 1985, member long range planning committee 1987), Alabama Pharmaceutical Association (vice speaker house of deals 1989, speaker house of deals 1990, president-elect state association 1991, legislation committee chairman 1991, president since 1992), Marshall County Tourism Commission, Albertville City Medical Board (chairman), Auburn Alumni Association, Auburn Pharmacy Alumni Association (N.A.R.D. Pharmacy Leadership award 1992), Civitans, Albertville Country Club.
Married Peggy A. Lawrence, November 16, 1978. 1 child, Matthew Colter.