Edward is a retired Paper and Printing Equipment Sales Representative. After two years of active duty during the Vietnam War and eight years in the Army Reserves, he attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Edward is a member of First Presbyterian Church of Heber Springs, Arkansas. He has served the church as Chairman of the Diaconate and as Ruling Elder. He has been an active Board of Directors member for Cleburne County Cares for eight years. The last two years serving as the President of the Board. Cleburne County Cares manages a Thrift Store and Food Pantry and all the proceeds are used to provide food, shelter, and clothing for those in need serving the entire Cleburne County area. Edward currently resides in North Central Arkansas in a small community known as Drasco, Arkansas.