Billy Patton and his wife Dr. Amy Patton (Pharm D), moved to Collierville 15 years ago, shortly after he was hired by FedEx to work in their new World Tech Center located in Collierville. He has been actively involved in the community, and became a graduate of Leadership Collierville in 2008. Currently in his second term as Alderman, Mr. Patton has served on the Collierville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Bancorp South Community Bank Board, and several Town boards including the Collierville Beer Board, Design Review Commission (DRC), and is serving his third year on the Town Library Board.
He completed an apprenticeship under the U.S. Navy and Ingalls Shipbuilding, afterwards obtaining both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Computer Science Engineering from The University of Mississippi. In 1998 he was the recipient of the Richard E. Grove Award for Computer Science Excellency.
Hired by FedEx out of Ole Miss, he was assigned to the World Tech Center in Collierville in 1999. He was named as an employee of the Month for Y2K upgrades in 2000. He founded Patton Computers in 2002, and left FedEx in 2007 to dedicate more time to his business. He also serves as Post Master of a contract postal unit (CPU) established in 2008.
The Patton family actively supports Collierville High School Athletics, and various other Collierville organizations. They live in the Longwood subdivision and he is an active member of Collierville First Pentecostal Church. Billy and Amy have been married for 24 years and are parents to Emily and William, who attend Schilling Farms Middle School.