After his father's death his mother went back to school while he lived with his grandparents, the George D. Statons, and went to school at Wills Point. "When his mother began teaching in the Dallas Independent School District, he attended school in Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School. He took his B.S. degree at Southwestern University and his M.D. degree at the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston. He then enrolled in the Berry Plan at the University of California in Los Angeles. He practices medicine in Los Angeles with a specialty in ear, nose, and throat." Taken from page 436 of the History of Van Zandt County Texas published in 1984.