After 20 years with Quail Creek Bank, L.D. retires from his position as commercial lender. L.D. began his banking career in 1975 to support himself while pursuing his forestry degree at Oklahoma State University. He held many different positions during his college years, including messenger, bookkeeping, proof, teller, and customer service. When he approached graduation, a recession occurred, and forestry positions were not available. Oil in Oklahoma was prominent, however, and L.D. accepted a position as a loan collector upon graduation in 1979. Other banking positions he held include consumer lender, consumer lending department head, and commercial and agricultural lender. L.D., and wife Becky of 27 years, have a farm in Lexington, OK, and plan to move there permanently upon retirement. They have four children and nine grandchildren, and L.D. is eager to spend retirement with the kids, teaching them some of the many hobbies he enjoys.
In addition to hunting and fishing on his farm, he is active in cowboy action shooting, wild bunch action shooting, as well as most of the shotgun sports. L.D. is looking forward to all his outdoor hobbies becoming his full-time job.