He loved fishing and hunting with his dad, roaming Ashley Creek and having fun with his pals. He started working at age 12 on a farm on Cherry Creek. He became a logger at 18 and loved the woods. He made many good lifetime friendships and stayed in Thompson Falls.
He was earning $100 a day when he was drafted in Vietnam in 1969-1970.
His battle with cancer started in 1992. After painful surgeries and having vascular disease he did it his way. He was a brave man.
He married Lillian Frazier from Plains in 1989.
He is survived by his wife and half brothers, Gary Triplett and Bill Carter.
At his request there will be no services.