Weakley County Mayor
Houston W. Patrick was elected to the office of Weakley County Mayor in August, 2006.
He was born in Scott County, Mississippi and was educated in the public schools in that county. He and his wife, Maxine, have been residents of Weakley County since 1966. He is a veteran and is a 1959 graduate of Mississippi State University with a B.S. Degree in Agronomy and later received a Master of Science Degree in Education from The University of Tennessee at Martin. While at Mississippi State, Patrick was inducted into Alpha Zeta Agricultural Honor Fraternity and served as treasurer of that organization. He was also a member of blue Key Honor Fraternity, and served as president of the Agronomy Club.
He was elected to the office of Weakley County Register of Deeds in 1978 and served 24 consecutive years in that capacity. While serving as Register of Deeds, Patrick completed all the requirements of the University of Tennessee Center for Government Training and now holds the designation of Certified Public Administrator.
Patrick was chosen by his fellow registers as the first chaplain of the Register's Association and served in that position 12 consecutive years. In 2001-2002, he served as president of the Register's Association and was chosen "Register of the Year".
Patrick is also civic minded. He was the first chairperson of United Way in Weakley County. He is a Rotarian of long tenure and served the Martin club as President one term. He is a Paul Harris Fellow. He and his wife, Maxine, are graduates of the Martin Citizens Police Academy. He has also served as pastor of Macedonia Primitive Baptist Church for 40 years.
He resides in Martin with his wife, the former Maxine Cockroft, who is employed by First Citizens National Bank. They have one son, Joseph Madden Patrick, who lives in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife, Jennifer.
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