James Walton Herring died March 4. He is survived by Phyllis, his wife of 63 years, 3 daughters and their husbands, Pamela (Bill) Amy (Chris), Holly (Michael), 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson, and his sister Margot Kuniholm. A Born in Madrid, Spain to Marguerite and H Walton Herring, raised in Chicago and New Canaan, CT, Jim attended Hotchkiss, Yale and Harvard Business School. He was a veteran. He met Phyllis in Boston with whom he led a creative life. He was a marketing innovator, invigorated by challenge. He worked at General Electric, Texize and ARCO. His unusual projects included: housing in Alaska, land developments and marketing concepts for the Roman Baths in England. He established the non-profit "Gifts-in-Kind Clearing House" in conjunction with Davidson College. Jim and Phyllis retired to Summerville and then Beaufort, SC, spending summers in Bath, England and the Isle of Procida, Italy. Jim was fun, humorous and non-conforming. He produced several plays, wrote childrens books and delighted in storytelling. He taught his own storywriting program to public school children and always encouraged young people to pursue education and to dream. In his late 80s he volunteered at the St Helena's Treasure House, continuing his passion for discovering antiques and fundraising. He delighted in watching sunsets over the marsh from his garden. The family plans a private memorial. Memorials: McNerney Playwriting Award - a College of Charleston Foundation Fund established by Jim, or The Parish Church of St Helena, Beaufort, SC. Anderson Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.