James Boling
1928 - 2011
J. E. "Dutch" Boling


James "Dutch" Boling of Greenville (formerly of Columbia) was called back to Heaven on Wednesday the 22nd. Dutch is survived by his loving bride of 60 years Frankie Robertson Boling, sons Scott & Karl, sisters Peggy Center, Juanita Garner and Julia Smith, two wonderful daughter-in-laws (Gina & Stacey) and six grand children (Kyle , Kristin, Alivia, Stephanie, Hunter & Tristan) and one great grandchild, Landon. Dutch enjoyed a long career with various Chamber of Commerce locations in S.C. (Greer, Hartsville, Sumter & Columbia) and later a commercial real estate business in Columbia. Boling held numerous leadership positions including; President of the SC Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, President of the Columbia (SC) Sales & Marketing Executives International and President of the Carolina's (North & South) Speakers Association. Dutch is best known for his accomplishments as a motivational speaker and speaker trainer for industries through-out the US. He provided personal development training to thousands and his clients included; corporate executives, attorneys, political leaders, ministers and educators.

Dutch is the author of two motivational and inspiration books "THE HERO'S WAY" and "IN SEARCH OF TALENT, PURPOSE & MEANING", as well as a column for "SAM'S BUY-LINE", the nationally distributed newsletter of Sam's Wholesale Club and Wal-Mart stores.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Wood Mortuary in Greer on Saturday the 25th with visitation from 12:00-1:45 p.m. Saturday.

A special thanks for the prayers and support of the Questers Sunday School Class and Aldersgate United Methodist Church.

The family is at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 7 Shannon Drive, Greenville, S.C. 29615 or to Open Arms Hospice, 1836 West Georgia Road, Simpsonville, S.C. 29680-7212.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com

Published by The Greenville News on Jun. 24, 2011.
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Frankie, Karl, Scott and all of your families I am so sorry to learn of Dutch's death as I just heard yesterday. Your father was such a good friend to my parents and you all have always been considered a part of our family.! I am praying for you all.
Nell Shook Alverson
July 22, 2011
My family and I would like to thank all of you for the kind words you have shared about my dad. He is and was a great man and a great father. I know he is dancing on the streets of gold right now and is in no pain. Thank you again for your prayers, I will miss my dad more than you know and in his words "make it a great day:. karl boling
July 20, 2011
Loved having Daddy Dutch at our family gatherings. We will miss him dearly. Prayers to Frankie and all of his wonderful children.
Mark & Cindy McCune
June 27, 2011
Frankie and family--So sorry to hear about Dutch--I wish I knew you were living here-I have been here over 20 years--Mother and Steve are here with me and my husband,Jeff- We lived near you years ago in Hartsville--The Thrailkills-Louis, Camille, and family--We are in Simpsonville - would love to hear from you-Jane and Jeff Warren, Camille and Steve Thrailkill-525-7934
June 25, 2011
Dear Karl and Family:

I remember your father fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Jones Andrews
June 25, 2011
Frankie, we were friends in Hartsville in the early 60's and later in Columbia. Our sympathy to you and family. Sylvia and Charlie Harris
Charlie Harris
June 25, 2011
Dutch was a good friend over many years.
My sympathy to his family. He will be missed. -- Dave Cooley
June 24, 2011
I wanted you to know I am thinking of you, Scott and your mom! Hold on to all the wonderful memories and hope to see you soon.
Take care, sweetie!
Cathy Sims Phenix
June 24, 2011
Frankie: Tell me if this is the same Dutch Boling who attended North Greenville for the 1946-47 session. He was a good friend and we express our sympathy.
Nolen Brunson
June 24, 2011
Lamar and Evelyn Clifton express their deepest sympathy to Frankie and her family. We cherish so many memories of happy times with you during our years in Columbia. We have lost a dear and special friend. Dutch was truly "one in a million." Our prayers continue with you. Love, Evelyn and Lamar Clifton and family.
Evelyn and Lamar Clifton
June 24, 2011
Clara Nell Taylor and her entire family will be thinking of you at this time. We express our deepest sympathy.
Clara Nell Taylor and family
June 24, 2011
Frankie, and family may you find peace from God by remembering the wonderful times you had with James(Dutch)and to know old people can have fun, remember? My prayers are with you at this time and will be always. With Christian love and a friend. Ann Henson
Ann Henson
June 23, 2011
The Evelyn Woodruff family and the Terry Woodruff family from Gainesville, Georgia express our heartfelt sympathies to a wonderful family. James will always hold a special place in our hearts.
June 23, 2011
Our heartfelt sympathy to you, Frankie, and your family. May you feel God's love surround you each day.
Tom & Nancy Angster
June 23, 2011
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