I took two of Jim's courses at The Learning Center, one on Wagner's Ring Cycle and the other on Gilbert and Sullivan, and enjoyed them both. He was a delightful instructor. Occasionally he would bring a home baked treat to the class, and we would enjoy a delicious cake or muffin while he enlightened us.
i deepest condolences for the family of Jim Varnedoe He was a member of the ELCA church in the '70-'90 he was a good christian man and love to teach about the gospel in the senior Sunday school and he loved the theater and Savannah pops /classical music if i remember. i have not seen him in years. R.I.P Jim
Jim Varnedoe was my English teacher at Benedictine Military School in 1979. I remember his calm and passive demeanor, but most of all I thank him for introducing me to the literary works of J.R.R Tolkien. “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” ? J.R.R. Tolkien, from The Fellowship of the Ring.
I met Jim when we were members of St. Luke's Church. He was a lovely man and a gentleman.