was born in Manatee, Florida on November 27, 1925. One
of Seven children, his six siblings, all deceased.
graduated from Sarasota High School Sarasota, Florida.
At the age of 17, he enlisted in the Air Force and served
from 1943-1946. He was discharged at the rank of Sergeant.
Participated in Air Offensive against Japan. Some decorations
include: Purple Heart, Soldiers' Medal, Air Medal, Two
Distinguished Unit Citations, Asatic-Pacific Ribbon with battle
obtained his B.S. at Florida Southern College; his M.S.,
Fort Hays State University, and his Ed.D. at George
Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Professor
Emeritus the Texas Woman's University.
is retired and currently living in Beggs, Oklahoma with
wife Dorothy Corn Durrance. He has five Children, one
deceased and 11 grandchildren.
and activities: photography, corresponding with
friends, target shooting, writing, cooking, traveling,
visiting museums and historical sites. Some of his writings
include a book of poetry, three books on Florida, covering
family activities and boyhood. Presently working on
fourth book. He has also written and published a number
of articles on military history, specifically accounts
of Air Force experiences
attends Christ Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Tulsa Oklahoma