Worked in warehouse of family grocery distribution center 1959; McLane Company grew into international holding company spanning 18 divisions, including food service, software and novelty gifts. Became chairman and chief exec; sold company to friend and tennis partner Sam Walton for 10.4 million shares in Wal-Mart stock and $50 million cash 1991. Diversified fortune includes logistics and information technology outfit McLane Group. Owns pro baseball's Houston Astros. Active deacon teaches Sunday school.