I grew up in Alice Texas and attended Alice High School for two years. After my father had a heart attack, we moved to Milano, TX where I attended Milano High School and graduated. My
sister in Milano is Lou Graham and my Brother-in-law is Petie Graham.
I attended Southwest Texas State University where I was in Choir, The Madrigal Singers, The Student Senate, President of the Press Club, and Associated Student Representative. I participated in intramural football and for a short period of time volleyball. I was a Regular at McCarty Student Center which was a Church of Christ gathering place for college Students. I found my wife there (Suzette), proposed to her, married her and now we have been together 42 years having had four wonderful children. Unfortunately we lost our middle son Joshua (Josh) at the age of 29 to cancer.
In addition to college, I attended "White's Ferry Rd. School of Biblical Studies" in West Monroe, La. I was a Preacher, Evangelist in the Church of Christ and The Christian Care Center a non-denominational church. My wife and I published and edited "Today's Youth Magazine" and we are both published writers. Suzette and I founded "Victims of Choice" and "Women's Referral Service" a ministry to women who have had Abortions. I reactivated "Right to Life" chapter in Athens, OH and my wife and I spoke in various cities, universities, and conventions.
I love to sing and have done "specials" at many churches and venues.
Other jobs include: Manager of Lumber Yards and Home Centers including 84 Lumber and Contractor's Warehouse. I also owned a computer store and repair shop in Brownwood, TX where I currently reside named "CompuSolve."
I am currently recovering from a recent (Jan 28, 2015) massive coronary where I had to be life-flighted to Abilene and came close to death. I have lost forty-six percent of my heart but I am believing and expecting God to fully heal me.
My wife is Suzette Butler who I love and adore and who is my Best Friend. My childrens names are April, Dace, Joshua (deceased) and Jonathon.
I attend the Early Church of Christ in Early, TX and I love our preacher and shepherds and the rest of the church family dearly. One of my favorite scriptures is John 13:35, "By this shall they know that you are my disciples, if you have love one for another."