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Community leader and entrepreneur Darrell Freeman passes

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Darrell S. Freeman, Sr.

The family of prominent community leader and businessman Darrell Freeman has released the following statement:

“Our beloved father and husband suffered from a serious illness that he succumbed to on the evening of June 28, 2022. As we navigate this unknown territory and difficult time, we ask for your prayers and privacy.”

Freeman was the chairman and majority owner of S3 Recycling Solutions, an information technology recycling firm. He is also executive managing director of Zycron, a division of BG Staffing, Inc. Zycron is an IT services firm he founded in 1991 in Nashville, Tenn. He sold it for $20 million in 2017. He was the 2019 Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee Nashville Business Hall of Fame Laureate. In 2020 became a board member of BlueCross/BlueShield of Tennessee.

Darrell helped take two companies public on the Nasdaq and the New York Stock Exchange. As co-founder and co-organizer of Tennessee-based Reliant Bank (Commerce Union Bank [NASDAQ]), Freeman serves on the board of directors.

Darrell’s other entrepreneurial efforts include co-founder and chairman of Pinnacle Construction Partners; co-founder and co-organizer of Tennessee-based Reliant Bank; and owner of DC Partners, a real-estate development firm.

Darrell had a long-standing commitment to the community. He served two terms as chairman of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. As former chairman of 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, he led the organization to achieve chapter of the year in 2005. Other organizations for which Freeman serves or has served on the board include Cross Country Healthcare; Middle Tennessee State University Board of Trustees; Nashville Health Care Council; Tennessee Board of Regents; Centennial Medical Center; Stone Crest Medical Center; Nashville Community Foundation; the Nashville Downtown Rotary Club; the Federal Reserve Advisory Board; the African American Museum of Music Art and Culture; and the Nashville Broadband Task Force.

Most recently, Freeman was best known for his education advocacy for African American students and business mentorship.

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