Started auction company in 1957
Served as Campbell County Court Clerk for 1 term 1960-1964
Served in Tennessee State Legislature for 2 terms 1966-1970
Past President of The Tennessee Auctioneers Association
Past President of the National Auctioneers Association
Married for 61 years to Tomi Ayers, father of three daughters, Debra Lawson, Traci Dower, and Codi Provins.
A member of LaFollette Church of God, serving the Church for many years in many capacities.
Author of the book "Hills, Deals, and Stills" somewhat of an autobiography with many historical stories about business and life in Campbell County, TN.
Specialized in developing Norris Lake and subdividing land.