Friends, family and coworkers gathered Monday to celebrate outgoing Lamar County Circuit Clerk Leslie Wilson.
He did not run for a sixth term in the recent election.
He has served Lamar County for 33 years, 12 years as coroner and then 21 years as circuit clerk.
He was honored by a proclamation from the Lamar County Board of Supervisors.
"This is a great day,” said Leslie Wilson, outgoing circuit clerk of Lamar County. “I have a lot of friends, a lot of coworkers, it's going to be a good day. I have enjoyed it. The citizens of Lamar County have been good to me and I appreciate it. Thirty three years in public off has been long enough, it's time to try something else."
Wilson said he'll help newly elected Martin Hankins when he takes charge as circuit clerk.