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Board honors Green with memorial resolution

PULASKI — A Radford University professor and bicycling enthusiast who died after his bike collided with a car in Radford in April has been honored with a memorial resolution.
The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors passed the resolution in honor of Dr. Forrest Benedict (Fess) Green during a recent meeting.
Green, 67, died six days after being injured in an April 23 wreck while riding his bicycle.
The driver of the car involved in the wreck, Ryan Brinkley Sherman of Radford, was recently charged with reckless driving, Radford police said.
In addition to being a professor of management at Radford University, Green also was known for having authored the book “Wilderness Road Odyssey: A Cyclist’s Journey Through Present and Past,” chronicling his bike trip along what some call the Wilderness Road.
The resolution recognizes Green for approaching “life with an attitude of service.”
It points out that Green served in the Navy in Vietnam from 1964 to 1968 and that he dedicated his education and career to teaching and planned to continue despite being eligible to retire.
The resolution states that Green continued his education through master’s and doctorate programs, and that he followed his love of the mountains by teaching at Appalachian State University from 1976-1978.
The resolution also recognizes Green for starting his New River Valley residency by conducting roadside clean-ups while teaching at Virginia Tech in 1986.

“Fess Green’s service to making the New River Valley a better place to live included his active support for the environment through his participation in the City of Radford pathways organization and the New River Valley Bicycle Association,” the resolution states.
His “active involvement” led to the development of the Radford City trail system “jointly enjoyed by the citizens of Radford City and Pulaski County,” the resolution states.
The supervisors’ memorial resolution also acknowledges Green’s book and the fact Green worked to have the Wilderness Road “appropriately recognized and designated.”
“Pulaski County Board of Supervisors does hereby commend and express its sincere appreciation for the life and service of Fess Green to the county and its citizens,” the Board of Supervisors’ resolution states.

Board honors Green with memorial resolution

PULASKI — A Radford University professor and bicycling enthusiast who died after his bike collided with a car in Radford in April has been honored with a memorial resolution.
The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors passed the resolution in honor of Dr. Forrest Benedict (Fess) Green during a recent meeting.
Green, 67, died six days after being injured in an April 23 wreck while riding his bicycle.
The driver of the car involved in the wreck, Ryan Brinkley Sherman of Radford, was recently charged with reckless driving, Radford police said.
In addition to being a professor of management at Radford University, Green also was known for having authored the book “Wilderness Road Odyssey: A Cyclist’s Journey Through Present and Past,” chronicling his bike trip along what some call the Wilderness Road.
The resolution recognizes Green for approaching “life with an attitude of service.”
It points out that Green served in the Navy in Vietnam from 1964 to 1968 and that he dedicated his education and career to teaching and planned to continue despite being eligible to retire.
The resolution states that Green continued his education through master’s and doctorate programs, and that he followed his love of the mountains by teaching at Appalachian State University from 1976-1978.
The resolution also recognizes Green for starting his New River Valley residency by conducting roadside clean-ups while teaching at Virginia Tech in 1986.

“Fess Green’s service to making the New River Valley a better place to live included his active support for the environment through his participation in the City of Radford pathways organization and the New River Valley Bicycle Association,” the resolution states.
His “active involvement” led to the development of the Radford City trail system “jointly enjoyed by the citizens of Radford City and Pulaski County,” the resolution states.
The supervisors’ memorial resolution also acknowledges Green’s book and the fact Green worked to have the Wilderness Road “appropriately recognized and designated.”
“Pulaski County Board of Supervisors does hereby commend and express its sincere appreciation for the life and service of Fess Green to the county and its citizens,” the Board of Supervisors’ resolution states.