|After receiving his business and law degrees, Edley began his career in 1983 as President of Magnolia Life Insurance Company based in Lake Charles. Later, he went in partnership with Buddy Bolton to own River Ford in Monroe.
In 1992, he chose to sell out of the insurance business and concentrated full time on the automobile business. Today, he is a partner with his two sons in Alexandria and Monroe.
Edley has served on the boards of numerous civic organizations including the Chamber of Commerce, Southwest LA Foundation, United Appeals Board, YMCA, Lake Charles Country Club, and the Louisiana Insurers’ Conference. He is currently serving on the board of the National Cutting Horse Association and is the deacon of his church.
Edley has been married for 41 years to Sue Abell Hixson and has four children.