Dave spent thirty-eight years in radio broadcasting, specializing in sales, sales management, and general management. He worked with RKO Radio, Southern Broadcasting, Harte-Hanks Radio, South Central Broadcasting, American Network Group, Paxson Radio and Clear Channel Radio. As a Marketing Manager, he specialized in start-ups and turn-arounds. He retired from Clear Channel in 2003. Dave graduated from Rhodes College in Memphis with a B.A. in Business in 1951.
Mary Elizabeth (1932-2014) graduated from the University of Alabama in 1954 with a B.A. in Sociology. She married Dave in 1955. She chose the path of homemaker to support her husband's career and their two children.