James Shepherd Freeman III, born July 16, 1950 in Charleston, West Virginia to Jeane Pierce and James Shepherd Freeman, Jr., both of Jasper, Alabama, and the grandson of decorated WWII Admiral James Shepherd Freeman, left his physical body on November 21, 2018 in Washington, DC. He grew up predominantly in White Plains, New York, attended Rice University (B.S.) and Stony Brook University (M.S.), and raised a family in Connecticut. He worked in the insurance and reinsurance fields, providing computer programing and coding expertise for companies including CIGNA, Life Re and Swiss Re throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He was an avid sailor, lifelong student of history, author of the David Darlington Mystery Series, and more recently a professor of philosophy and mathematics at Anne Arundel Community College near Annapolis, MD. He is survived by his sons Jameson Paul Freeman and Jefferson Thomas Freeman, his siblings Jeffrey Pierce Freeman, Jon Theodore Freeman, Patricia Ann Freeman Thayer (Freeman) and Robert Grimes Freeman, his mother Jeane Pierce Freeman, as well as friends, classmates and students from around the world.