Joe is retired Rusk County Justice of the Peace, Pct. 5. Joe moved to Henderson, TX from Nashville, TN in 1969 when the Anderson Hickey Company located its manufacturing operation from Nashville to Henderson. Then in 1989 he temporarily relocated back to West Tennessee to assist a struggling operation. That “temporary” assignment turned into an 8-year stay. He returned to Henderson in early 1997 and retired in mid-2001. Since his arrival in Henderson in 1969 to current, he has been active assisting and serving on the boards of most all non-profit organizations in Rusk County. He previously served on the HEDCO Board from 2002 to 2007, and was appointed to serve again starting in 2016. In addition to Joe’s work with HEDCO Board, he had economic development experience through his work with Anderson-Hickey, where, during his final 25 years he was responsible for seeking out and determining new plant locations, then assisting in their startup.
Joe is a member of the Henderson Lion’s Club and attends First Baptist Church. He and his wife, Thelma live in Henderson.