He was born Nov. 20, 1932 in Thomasville. He retired in 1994 after working for 38 years with
International Paper Company. He was a
veteran of the
Korean War and past commander of American Legion Post 153 in Eight Mile.
Survivors include one sister, Bobbie W. (David) Keller, Grove Hill; two nieces, Robin K. (Duane) Davis, Gulf Shores, Rhonda K. (Bruce) Wilson, Grove Hill; two great-nephews, Ross Keller Davis, Payne Mathews Wilson; two great-nieces, Lee Wixey Davis, Ellie Hardy Wilson.
The service was Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Goodhope Baptist Church in Grove Hill with Rev. Dave Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Goodhope Baptist Church Cemetery in Grove Hill. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.
Active pallbearers were Don English, Allan Jordan, Frank Jackson, Mike Norris, Clyde McIntyre and Julius Johnson.