First State director retires
Posted: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 7:00 pm
Terry Oliver has retired from First State’s board of directors.
Oliver has been on the board since 1977. He has served as trust officer, vice chairman and chairman for the board of directors of Weakley County Bank.
Weakley County Bank is the original charter for the current First State Bank, established in Dresden in 1887.
During his years of service, Oliver missed only two board meetings and never missed a stockholder meeting.
Oliver earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee at Martin. He is active supporter of UTM and has served in numerous university leadership positions.
He is a former member of the UTM School of Agriculture and Home Economics advisory council and the UTM development council, past president of the former Pacer Club and past chairman of the athletic committee.
Oliver currently serves on the advisory council for the Governor’s School of Agriculture Sciences, one of the only three enrichment programs in the nation for high school agriculture students.
“First State Board was honored to have Terry Oliver serve for the past 35 years. He has been a true asset to the entire First State organization,” First State CEO and president John C. Clark said. “He has helped advise First State about pertinent issues that have benefited our company and helped us better serve our communities.”
“Being a board member for First State has been a wonderful experience,” Oliver said. “I have enjoyed watching First State grow and expand across Tennessee and we never lost sight of our community values and customer service. I am proud to have been a part of a well respected company and the top products and services that a financial institution can provide.”
Oliver serves as chairman on the Weakley County Municipal Electric System Board.
He is a former director of the Weakley County Farm Bureau and board member of the West Tennessee Tributaries Association. He is also a former member of the USDA Farm Services Agency state committee and most recently served as Tennessee’s 35th Commissioner of Agriculture.
Oliver is a native of Gleason and is a farmer and partner in Oliver Brothers Farm in Weakley County.
Oliver and his wife, Marsha, live in Gleason and have two daughters and three grandchildren.
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