Occupation: Retired from Chevron. Operated a refinery making products such as gasoline for the use of consumers.
Education: Graduate of Asheville High School in Asheville, N.C. and served in the Navy 4 years.
Family: Two sons, Matthew and Michael, who both live in North Carolina.
Favorite Food: Pear salad with cheddar cheese.
Least Favorite Food: Spinach.
Favorite Color: Green.
Favorite Book: “American Locomotives.”
Favorite Movie: “Gone with the Wind.”
Favorite Sport: Football.
Sports Team: Tennessee Volunteers.
Hobbies: Trains, square dancing, round dancing and card playing.
First Job: After returning home from serving in the Navy, the president of the Coca-Cola Company in Asheville was sitting at his house chatting with his father, so he decided to go to work for Coca-Cola.
Greatest Accomplishments: My two sons and living long enough to retire.
Last Purchases: I just purchased a house in Hixson and I purchased a Chevrolet Ventura.
Goals: I want to live to be 100 and dancing.
What I like most about living in Hixson: I like the mountain air and the weather. I have lived in the south and in the north. I don’t like either one, but I like being here in the middle in Hixson.
Pet Peeve: I don’t like people who tailgate.
Best Advice: Watch what you eat and exercise.
What I would like to see changed in business: Since this is the greatest country in the world, I would like to see people get a decent income. It is ridiculous how many are retiring at minimum wages and how many retired people are still working.
If someone asked me what made this country so great: No. 1: This country is made up of people from every country. No. 2: We all speak the same language.
-Compiled by Katie Ward