Born in Isola, Miss., he moved to AZ with his family in the 1960's and worked as a mechanic. He served in the Army during the late 60's and was stationed in TX. After his honorable discharge he returned to Collidge to open Smith's Automotive. He was proud of his ordination in the Full Gospel Church in Coolidge. He married Jane D Phillips of Casa Grande in 1998 and the have been expecting there first child this month.