During his professional career he won five PGA tour events and was a six-time winner of the Tennessee State Open. He was elected as a charter inductee into the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame in 1990 and was inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame in 1995.
He is survived by his wife and two sons.
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