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Troy businessman dies, leaves lasting legacy

first_img By Secrets Revealed You Might Like Knox Cemetery remains a mystery to Troy Messenger photo/Jaine TreadwellA private cemetery on North Knox Street appears worn down, while neighbors and locals know nothing of its… read more Email the author Published 4:00 am Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Roling said Green was very knowledgeable about politics and current events.“He was up on everything because of the kind of business he was in,” Roling said. “He was an important businessman in Troy and he had a lot of involvement in the timber business in places around the world.”Jimmy Lunsford was also a classmate of Green’s and said, too, that Green had “tremendous vision.”“Burton was a real asset to the community because he could see down the road 10 years,” Lunsford said. “He didn’t just look at possibilities for tomorrow or next year. He could see much further down the road than most of us. He was a visionary business man.” Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Troy businessman dies, leaves lasting legacy Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content By Jaine Treadwell Latest Stories Lunsford said Green’s crowning achievement was the development of a piece of property that had become an eyesore for Troy.“Wal-Mart had closed in the area just off George Wallace Drive and the entire property had become an eyesore,” Lunsford said. “Burton saw what the property could become and sold the deal. That piece of property where the Hampton Inn and Marriot are located is now a place of pride for the city. Burton was always looking down the road and he could see far ahead of the rest of us.”Lunsford said Green was an outstanding businessman, a wonderful husband and father and just an all around good guy who will be missed by all who knew him. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip “Burton was from Youngblood/Shellhorn and came to CHHS in the seventh grade,” Roling said. “He was a super guy. He was a lot of fun and had a terrific sense of humor. And, he was very much a businessman, even back then. In senior high school, he planted and sold peas and other vegetables. He was quite an entrepreneur.”Roling said Green was always innovative and was continuously looking for new products.“Burton was interested in the making of ethanol and got interested in eucalyptus because of its high content of alcohol and its possible use for making ethanol,” Roling said. “He owned a very successful insurance company in Troy as a side line but he was really interested in the timber business. As Green Land Company, Burton was very much involved in the pulpwood and logging industries. Out in Oregon, he was involved with a number of companies that sold logs to Japan and woodchips to Sweden and several North Atlantic companies.” Burton Green, a Troy businessman and visionary, died Sunday after a lengthy illness but left his footprint on the Troy community, as well as many places along the way.Green was a lifelong resident of Pike County and the president of the Charles Henderson High School Class of 1961.Even back then, Green’s classmates realized that he was one who would make his mark in the world, said Jim Roling. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Print Article This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s…last_img read more