Bachelor, University South Carolina, 1970.
With career development department Hartford (Connecticut) Insurance Group, 1970-1971. Special agent Hartford Insurance Group, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1971-1975. General manager Moseley Brothers Agency, Inc., Greenville, 1975-1979.
President Fickling Insurance Associates, Inc., since 1979. Lead casualty instructor Institute of Insurance, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, since 1978. Chairman Southern agents technical conference Indiana Insurance Agents American, Atlanta, 1983-1984.
Member board directors, assistant chairman Insurance Software Systems, Inc., Pinehurst, North Carolina, since 1985. Chairman Jonathan Trumbull council Hartford Insurance Group, Charlotte, 1985-1987.
President Lyndale Civic Club, Greenville, 1978, South Greenville Elementary School Parent-Teachers Association, 1986. Chairman board 1st Christian Church, Greenville, 1980. Served as sergeant United States Army, 1967-1969.
Member Indiana Insurance Agents Association North Carolina (chairman technical committee 1979-1984, Chairman of Year 1980, E.F. Young Educational Trophy 1984, Indiana Agent of Year 1988), Duks Unlimited (area chairman 1986-1987), Rotary (president Greenville chapter 1987-1988), Elks (Exalted Ruler 1980-1981). Lodges: Rotary (president Greenville club 1987-1988), Elks (Exalted Ruler 1980-1981).
Married Sherida S. Faulkner, October 10, 1970. Children: William Tye, Joel Robinson, Wade Thomas.