The author was born in 1918 in St. Augustine, Florida of 'Cracker' parents, living the first few years of his life in little country towns of south Florida. He then saw some boyhood ranch life in Florida's backwoods in the days of open range cattle herding.
His service in two wars included at various times that of troop entertainer and hospital entertainer.
Most of his years have seen him variously as minister, science teacher and storyteller and holding the degrees of Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Divinity and Master of Arts.
The Southern Order of Storytellers has awarded him their Seanachie Award as storyteller of the year. In recent years his appearances as folk entertainer have been in various parts of Georgia and Florida, with occasional magazine, newspaper and television coverages of some of them.
He is also the author of Ransomed Warrior.