Married Barbara Ann Salisbury; they have five children. He operates a resort on the Jack's Fork River.
Member: Eminence Methodist Church; Eminence Chamber of Commerce; Eminence Lodge 607; Scottish Rite; Moolah Temple; Current River Chapter Eastern Star; Mineral Area Elks Lodge, Desloge; Desloge Eagles. Elected to the House: 1976-1980. Elected to the Senate: 1982-1994.