Tell us about yourself?
I grew up in Paragould, attended and graduated from Greene County Tech. I met my wife Linda at a baseball game at Baldwin Park and we were married 4 years later.
After entering the Air Force I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and a Masters degree from Webster University. I retired from the Air Force after serving 20 years.
Linda attended Harding University before we were married and received a Bachelor’s degree in teaching. Later she received her MSE from Oklahoma State University.
Linda and I have one son, Tim. He and his wife Cristi have 3 children: Addison, Brennan, and Lauren. They live in Colorado Springs, CO.
Favorite Bible verse and why?
My favorite verse would be Eph. 4: 26 that says in part “let not the sun go down on your anger”. I always try to forget and forgive what or who makes me angry. In so doing I can always get a good night’s sleep.
Spare time activities you enjoy?
Besides our many travels which we both enjoy. I also enjoy woodworking.
Favorite place you’ve visited?
It’s really difficult to name a favorite place visited. The Air Force gave me many places to visit. Even after retiring, Linda and I have traveled to many interesting places. We lived a year in Thailand. We were able to make 3 trips to Europe seeing several different countries. Probably our favorite place visited was Germany where I had the opportunity to visit the village of Undenheim where my ancestors came from.
My favorite food would be ham, beans and cornbread.
Favorite book other than the Bible?
I can’t limit myself to one favorite book other than the Bible, but my favorite authors are Tom Clancy and Max Lucado.