Born in Midland, Texas. Lived in Midland until 1964 when my family moved to Arlington, Texas. Graduated from Sam Houston High School in 1969. Joined the Navy immediately after graduation and served for 11 months and six days- received an honorable discharge. Married Shirley Ann Carver October 25, 1974 in Arlington, Texas.
Attended Tarrant County Junior College and received an Associate Degree in Electronics Communication Technology. Hired by General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas June 1978. The wife and I moved to Azle, Texas in April 1979. Worked at this location for 29 years and 10 months retiring from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Fort Worth as a Hardware Engineer Sr, MCSE with a BSIT. Enrolled by the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe in South Dakota in 2006 as 1/8th Lakota. Hired as Church Administrator at the Lighthouse Church in Azle, Texas April 2008. Published best seller "The Cowboy Chronicles" December 23, 2009
In May of 1999, Michael Toney was wrongfully convicted by a Tarrant County Texas kangaroo court for the 1985 Lake Worth Texas Bombings and received the death penalty. In November 2000, Michael made the acquaintance of Mr. Bill Davis through the letters to the editor page of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. This book relates the 10 year long struggle of Cowboy Toney to obtain his freedom.