Born on November 8.
Graduates from East High School in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Serves in the U.S. Army until November 1962, where he is stationed in South Korea for one year and earns a Black Belt in Judo and Karate.
Teaches Judo, Karat and Jujitsu on a full scholarship at Cumberland College, where he becomes known as “The Father of Judo.”
Earns a Bachelor of Science in physical sciences from Cumberland College, which is now the University of the Cumberlands.
Teaches Judo, Karat and Jujitsu at the University of Tennessee until 1980 under his sponsor, Head Football Coach Johnny Majors.
Becomes a realtor.
Is inducted into the University of the Cumberlands Hall of Fame.
Receives a Certificate of Appreciation from the Consul of the Republic of South Korea for his help to General Choe and the South Korean people.
Conducts work with the Siemens Corporation’s Wind Turbine Division.
Participates in the Senior Olympics, winning numerous gold, silver and bronze medals over the years.
Is a realtor with The Real Estate Office in Oak Ridge, TN, where he is known as “The Motel Man” due to his specialization in motel sales and management.
Continues to write four books.