Information from his obit stated that he was a life long residence of Pond Creek (Hardy), Pike Co.,KY. He died after a two (2) year illness at the home. He was a Coal Miner and had been formerly employed by the Osborne Coal Co. He was a member of the Church of Christ of Sharondale, UMWA No. 5784, and the Stone Mason Lodge No. 890.

He is buried at the McCoy Cemetery in Burnwell, KY.