George Armstrong Sr., was known in Henry County as the man who could fix anything.
Born March 9, 1907, the mechanically inclined Armstrong attended the King Street School in Eminence. The all black school housed elementary school through tenth-grade students.
As a young man he apprenticed under Paul Land at an Eminence repair shop and worked with Land several years.
By 1939, though, he was determined to go out on his own and opened Armstrong’s Garage and Repair on King Street.