He was a combatant who boxed at Central High School from 1933-35 and was captain of the boxing team in his senior year. “Duck” had an outstanding record as a Featherweight going a couple of years without a defeat. “Duck’s” record is difficult to recall. He reached the State finals in Chapel Hill in 1936 and boxed seven times in eight days. He was a member of the YMCA Boxing Team from 1936-39. He boxed in the first Golden Gloves and reached the state finals four times.
“Duck” has served as Director of the Golden Gloves and has refereed for 34 consecutive years. He is a World War II vet who served in the 15th Air Force. He is Chairman of the Usher Board at St. John’s Baptist Church and is serving on a committee at the Central YMCA for Youth Development. He is retired from Smith Barney after 50 years of service.