Married Sharon (Douglas). They have two children, Craig and Christi. Served in the United States Marine Corps, discharged 1965. He is a livestock farmer.
Member: Baptist Church; Sheltered Workshop, board of directors; State Director of ASCS-USDA, 1981-1993. Elected to the House: 1971 (special election), 1972-1981. Elected to the Senate : 1994.