Weakley County Highway Department
Supervisor - Kermit Hopper
Kermit Hopper, Weakley County Road Supervisor is presently serving his second year of a four year term, being elected as road supervisor in 2002.
He was formerly the general foreman at the Weakley County Highway Department. Mr. Hopper began his career at the highway department in 1990.
His duties as road supervisor are to oversee the maintenance of rural roads and to supervise all operations of the Weakley County Highway Department. He determines the number of employees for the highway department and their job classifications, hours of work, and salaries. An annual work program is presented by the road supervisor each year to the State for the distribution of State Aid funds to Weakley County.
Kermit served in the Tennessee National Guard for a period of six years. He is an active member of the First Baptist Church in Dresden and is married to the former Martha Eddlemon who teaches at Martin Middle School. Mr. and Mrs. Hopper reside in Dresden. They have two children; Brent Hopper married to the former Whitney Harris and Amy Tuck married to Jamie Tuck and one grandson Will Tuck and one granddaughter Tilley Hopper.
Deputy to the Road Supervisor
Landa Harris, First Deputy, began her work with Weakley County Highway Department as the Highway Secretary. She has now been with the Highway Department for 30 years. She was hired in September of 1982.
Landa currently serves as the Coordinator of the Weakley County Litter Program, as well as the Road Supervisor First Deputy.
Landa is married to Don Harris of Harris Heating and Cooling in Sharon. Their home is in Gleason. They have two sons, Chris and Corey also from Gleason. Chris is married to former Kelly Smith and they have three sons Cody and twins Carter and Cayden. Corey is married to former Tracey Wilson and they have one daughter, Kinlee.