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August 17, 2017

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January 9, 2017
I had the honor of taking both of his courses at the University of Oklahoma. Fears really knew how to get people involved in learning.
I recently came across my notes from his courses returning all the pleasant memories.

I will never forget the time he accidentally slapped a student in class as he pretended to be a Roman soldier in class. Fears immediately apologized but the whole class enjoyed it.

My wife was able to take his courses a year or two later and of course, I had to sit in on them for fun because I had already graduated.

Fears was the best professor I ever had in all my academic years.

I send my condolences to his family.
May 9, 2015
In looking thru' the Great Courses catalog I noticed that J. Rufus Fears has preceded us to Heaven. I was sorry to learn of this recently, tho' it's been some time since his departure. He is my favorite of The Great Courses professors, and I value his work in the earth. He, like those of whom he taught and wrote, was a great one. Sincerely--Kristin Plummer, Malvern, AR
December 20, 2014
With rare zeal and seriousness Professor Fears dedicated his life to preserving the living memory of classical antiquity for the improvement of his countrymen. For this he deserves our admiration, gratitude, and praise. In such an age as ours, His family has especial cause to be proud of his noble service to his country.
September 4, 2014
I.was trying to find how to reach Dr. Fears and instead found the sad news of his passing. To his family I send my sympathy and best wishes. I have enjoyed his personality, perspective, and patriotism. His humor was engaging. I hope that you still check the guest book.
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