I met Jim at the University of Miami in the early 1970's when we both graduate students there. We were not close friends, but over the many years that have passed since those happy UM days I have from time to time thought of Jim and his polite Southern ways and his kindness. I have a distant but very fond memory of this good and gracious man, and lament we never linked up again in this life. Hopefully we will in the next. May God grant his soul peace and joy. Robert Carballo, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
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.