Jack Whitfield is a member of the Air Force Honor Guard and travels worldwide to recruit and motivate young men and women into joining the military. Additionally, he serves on Hopkins County Fiscal Court.
He works closely with clients of all sizes to draft and prosecute patent applications across an array of technologies, and finds great joy in being at the cutting-edge of innovation while helping his clients navigate their intellectual property strategies.
Early Life and Education
Jack was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma and attended Addington High School before serving his country during World War II as an Aviation Ordnanceman Third Class Petty Officer. Following the war he married Dorothy Pitts from Comanche and worked at Quester Corporation of Toledo Ohio and RJ Temper Construction Company both located nearby in Comanche.
Melody Lanes Bowling Center in Madisonville was also under his ownership and he was elected Judge-Executive of Hopkins County in 2018. As Judge-Executive, he oversaw fiscal court matters as well as promoted economic development initiatives within Hopkins County.
Jack travels throughout the country and world as a member of the Air Force Honor Guard to promote its mission through intricate drill performances, hoping to solve problems such as broadband access while making Hopkins County an inviting community where people wish to reside.
Whitfield served in the U.S. Army’s 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina as an infantry platoon leader before being deployed to Iraq and Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve. Following retirement in 2021, he launched his law practice and entered politics.
Whitfield serves on Hopkins County’s fiscal court as its presiding officer and as judge-executive of Madisonville; additionally he owns Melody Lanes bowling center in Madisonville.
Er is a constitutional conservative who enjoys running, rooting for Kentucky Wildcats and Auburn Tigers sports teams, helping veterans transition back into civilian life, advocating for broadband access in rural areas, successfully representing landowners victimized by coal mining royalty practices as well as Kentucky residents overcharged premium insurance taxes in court cases he brought to settlement or verdict.
Achievement and Honors
Hopkins County BPW Club honored Dr. Cindy Kelley as Woman of the Year during Kentucky Professional Women’s Week for being part of Hopkins County BPW for over eight years, and receiving this prestigious honor twice before.
She loves God, her family (especially Adam and Zachary), her farm community, and Zion Lutheran in Enterprise where she worships. Additionally, she enjoys cheering on both Arkansas Razorbacks and Auburn Tigers!
Whitfield and McElwee began the JROTC program at Southeast Bulloch High School in 1993, winning an unbroken string of Army awards since. Additionally, their Cadets have provided full military honors to fallen servicemembers at White House ceremonies, Pentagon, Air Force Memorial ceremonies and Tomb of Unknown Soldier.
Jack Whitfield is a proud member of the Chickasaw Nation and takes great pride in his heritage and military service. He and his wife reside in Comanche; together they have two daughters and three grandchildren.
Whitfield prioritizes tornado recovery and broadband access in rural areas as his priorities as judge executive. Additionally, he endeavors to use coal severance funds effectively as well as improve county parks while advocating open communication among all city and county elected officials.
Recently, Hopkins County magistrate Ronnie Noel issued an apology for an offensive and inappropriate Facebook post shared by 4th District Magistrate Noel that appeared to reflect poorly upon Hopkins County values and ideals. Noel has since removed this post; WFIE is seeking comment from Noel for clarification.
Whitfield Jack has amassed an estimated net worth between $1 – $8 Million through his career as an Attorney.
He enjoys a happy marriage to Salli Richardson, an actress. Together they are parents to Parker Richardson Whitfield and Dre Terrell Whitfield.
Nova Whitfield, born John Whitfield (also known by his stage name DC Young Fly) and mother Ms. Oh Jacky are both well-known model/actresses on YouTube – she boasts 11.4 Million subscribers on her account as well as her own makeup line! Together they reside together in an elegant mansion located near Atlanta Georgia.