First Call: WB5FXH issued in 1984
John W. Whitten
QCWA # 38073
XYL: Mona Q# 38074 W5MTW
Education: West Tallahatchie H.S., 1966; Belhaven College (B.S.B.A.)1970; Jackson School of Law (now Mississippi College Law School-Juris Doctor) 1975.
Member: ARRL, NRA, MVPA, Sumner Rotary Club (past president and Paul Harris Fellow).
Occupation: Attorney, (now retired), former Municipal Judge (27+ years), former Admin. Appeals Judge (8 years), former Youth Court Referee (4 years), served one term on the Mississippi Board of Bar Commissioners (1980-84), formerTallahatchie County Prosecutor (8 years) currently Municipal Prosecutor, two small towns; also have a 500 acre tree farm and other farm, timber, and business interests.
Other: Colonel (O-6), Mississippi State Guard, (Retired, 2005); Fire Chief, Sumner Volunteer Fire Department (retired after 16 years & formerly Chief Engineer for 20 years); Former State Director, Mississippi Army MARS Program, Eagle Scout, Assistant Scoutmaster for 8 years, former professional scouter.
Hobbies: Amateur Radio (licensed since 1970), Firearms Collecting and shooting, Military Vehicle Restoration, Military Radios and related equipment, Boating, Hunting, Fishing, and BarBeQue Cooking.
Married to Mona Tharp Whitten (W5MTW) since 1978; two sons, John IV, (KF5OJS) (9-21-80) and Robert, (8-8-83), and a pet raccoon, Prissy, (7-20-2003, passed away after 12 1/2 years).
August 27, 2019