He worked as a boiler room operator at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church the Eagles. He also served as a fireman with the Lincoln Volunteer Fire Dept, Mattoon, IL.
His obituary listed only stepchildren with 2 grandchildren, Anthony and Erika.
The funeral was held at 10:30 AM on a Monday morning at the Mitchell Jerdan Funeral Home in Mattoon. Rev EthelMae Champ officiated.