Born in Williamsburg, Kan.; he came to Arizona at the age of 7, attended Coolidge schools and joined the Air Force. He worked with his father, Louis, at McBath's Traading Post for many years. The last seven years he worked at the Coolidge Wal-Mart. He enjoyed being with his family, playing solitaire and fishing. He was kind-hearted with a loving sense of humor and was known for his smile.