I was born October 1, 1935 in Richmond, Indiana. While I was growing up I wanted to be either a policeman or a military man. My size kept me from being a policeman, so when I was 18 the military was taking everyone as long as you could breathe.
I joined the Army in January 1953, married in 1954 and had two children by 1960.
Although the first few years were difficult trying to juggle be a husband and father we all got through it just fine, until…….I decided to go to OCS, become an officer and make it a career. I graduated OCS June 1959. I spent a total of 22 years in a military uniform. I retired as a Major ending my career as the Asst. G3, Air Operations, 38th Infantry Division, and Indiana National Guard.
Soon after, I took a job with Humana Hospitals, Miami Fla. and moved my family to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. where I took a position as Director of Materials Management then later as an Associate Director. That lasted 10 years and I retired and moved back to Indiana, Indianapolis to be exact.
On January 1, 1992 my wife Winnie passed away and I was living with my daughter and grandson, my son Jeff had passed earlier while we were in Florida.
Although born and raised Catholic I did not practice Catholicism. Now with my wife gone I felt a void which was soon filled by Zionsville United Methodist Church, I joined October 1995. Soon after that my very best friend Pat Hardwick joined and we have attended to this very day.
Today I have several responsibilities, the Senior Adult Ministry Congregational Care Team and Pastoral Care.
Although growing up, “church” was not part of my dreams, today Christ fills a big part of my day. Welcome to ZUMC…..