A Message from Tom...
Born on a dairy farm in Lee County, Tom Whatley grew up recognizing the value of
hard work. Tom attended our local public schools and graduated from Beauregard High
School in 1988. When not at school, he could be found working on the farm or participating
in Future Farmers of America (FFA) events, showing market hogs, being a member of
judging teams, and serving as a state FFA officer in 1988.
Tom always knew he would follow his grandfather, mother, father, aunts, uncles,
brother and sister and attend Auburn University. Before enrolling at Auburn, Tom
enlisted in the Alabama National Guard. After participating in the ROTC program,
he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Guard.