Born in Strong Ark. in 1923. Eleventh of 12 children. Father was William letlow. Family moved to Louisiana in early 30's. Graduated from Start High School in Start, La. Served in Army-Air Corp. in WWII. Returned to farm in Start. Farmed for a while & held other jobs also. In 1957 he went to work for Cloverleaf dairies in Monroe. In 1966 he purchased the "Start Mart" in Start, La. & ran it until his death in 1980.