Ned was the original drummer at the band's beginning in 1964. Ned entered the military and did not make the move fro, Iowa to Missouri. When Ned returned to Graceland after his service in the Air Force he started another successful band named Family Fat. When the Morticians were "exhumed" in Ned's words, the Morticians started using 2 drummers. Known as Dr. Bones, Ned now lives in Ohio.