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Georgia truck dealer, longtime Rotarian honored with his own day

Jason Cannon February 20, 2014
Smyrna Rotary President Anthony Iorillo awards Jimmy Freeman a very special "50 Year" membership pin. Jimmy joined Smyrna Rotary in 1964
Smyrna Rotary President Anthony Iorillo awards Jimmy Freeman a very special “50 Year” membership pin. Jimmy joined Smyrna Rotary in 1964

Everybody has their own day. You may share it with several thousand other people, but your birthday is uniquely yours.

But Jan. 7 is a special day for former heavy truck dealer Jimmy Freeman. It’s “Jimmy Freeman Day.”

Jan. 7, 2014 marked the first meeting of 2014 for the Smyrna Rotary Club, and at that meeting they award the five-decade Rotarian a commemorative “50 Year” Rotary membership pin, and declared the day in his honor.

Freeman a former truck and taxi driver, operated a used car lot in Atlanta before building a GMC truck dealership in the 1960s. He eventually expanded that location to include medium and heavy duty trucks and christened a new Freightliner dealership in Atlanta. He expanded his dealership footprint with other lines of passenger cars, boats and RVs.

After selling his Freighliner store, Freeman also opened a Kenworth Dealership in Atlanta.

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