REMEMBERING JOSEPH BARTON GREER, JR.; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 152
(Extensions of Remarks - September 12, 2018)

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                  REMEMBERING JOSEPH BARTON GREER, JR.

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                           HON. BRADLEY BYRNE

                               of alabama

                    in the house of representatives

                     Wednesday, September 12, 2018

  Mr. BYRNE. Mr. Speaker, I rise to remember the life of Joseph Barton 
``Bartee'' Greer,

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Jr., who passed away on July 13, 2018 after a life very well lived.
  A lifelong Alabamian, Mr. Greer was born on October 14, 1925 and 
attended Murphy High School in Mobile. He went on to attend the 
University of Alabama, where he played football for the Crimson Tide.
  During World War II, Mr. Greer served in the United States Navy. He 
was stationed in Fort Worth, Texas where he worked as a medic for war 
victims as they returned home from combat.
  Following his naval service, he started working with the family 
business, Autry Greer & Sons, where he worked for over sixty years. The 
family grocery business grew substantially during his time with the 
business and now operates in multiple states across the Gulf Coast 
region. After a very proud and successful business career, he retired 
as Chairman of the Board.
  When not working, he enjoyed golf, football, and flying. In fact, Mr. 
Greer constructed his own airplane in his garage, which he flew around 
the Mobile area. The plane is now on display at the Southern Museum of 
Flight in Birmingham, Alabama.
  Mr. Speaker, Mr. Greer was a steadfast supporter of the local 
community and a champion of those less fortunate. He served on numerous 
community and philanthropic boards, including his membership in the 
Rotary Club. He was the definition of a ``family man,'' and he took 
great pride in the many successes of his family and friends.
  On behalf of Alabama's First Congressional District, I want to share 
my deepest condolences with Mr. Greer's family and friends. I hope they 
take great comfort in knowing that his impact will continue to be felt 
in Mobile and throughout the region for years to come.

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