Composer and musical conductor whose pieces for symphonic band include American Faces, Battle Music, Gmyway's Revenge!, To Tame the Perilous Skies, and Texas Promenade.
After attending the University of Central Missouri, Central Methodist University, and the University of Kansas, he served as music director at a Texas church.
His concert band compositions are known for their frequent time signature shifts.
In honor of his son Grayson, he composed a 1995 jazz-influenced piece called Graysondance.
He was a contemporary of jazz pianist and fellow composer Bob Murphy.