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As I told him more than once, in all the important ways he made me who I am and without question, he gave me the world . . . . Dr. Vardaman (james, jim) obviously inspired students far and near to realize learning was the only thing for them, too. He opened minds and motivated students to weigh carefully the trajectories for their lives. He insisted that they become critical thinkers and ponder evidence.

Professor vardaman also believed in me, and said he was proud of me, in a letter of five or six years ago, written in response to a 2012 article of mine ("points toward a culture of discussion," resolution of conflict in korea, east asia and beyond: humanistic approach) that I had sent to him:

I sit here on a thursday evening approaching 8 p.M. And hearken back over the years, remembering such warm and fine things about you.

I take pride in you though perhaps I have no right to do so. I’m sure that all of the things that impel you to greatness took place in salem, arkansas, long before you appeared on baylor’s campus and in my life.

I’ll always recall your intelligence, your wry humor, your hard work, and your sensitivity. . . . It is hard to believe that you have indeed become a successful gypsy [scholar] with your keen mind still intact. I thank you for your warm words [about my teaching and my character]. I hope I deserve some of them.

I read your article and found it deeply interesting, indeed, in places quite fascinating. It seems to me you have asked the good questions, and you certainly have picked a judicious topic! And it goes without saying that I agree with your basic thesis. What educated person could disagree with your opinion! I trust you will be convincing when you deliver your paper at your conference.

You’ve done it well. You’ve paid the price. I know it has not been easy. Top universities sweden there’s the loneliness, sometimes the rejection, sometimes the longing for rich understanding from others that just won’t appear when we need it most. It pleases betsy and me that you have been selected to discourse at this global forum. Hopefully it is more than a stewpot. With you there, I think it will be.

I wished for a tape recorder every day, and more shelving. Books were stuffed under tables, tipping over from stacks in the corners, and sideways on the tops of volumes lined up neatly in their categories and rows around the room. I’ve always imagined that one could get smarter, just by breathing deeply the air in there. (and, okay, most of the chats between my husband and me were one-sided. The scholar mused on topics from his childhood and/or across time. American college of education I listened and nodded as if fully comprehending all the news "the king" rained down on me.) for example, one morning about a year ago, I brought up tennyson because I was going to lead a few sessions at our church on victorian poetry. Suddenly jim began to quote "locksley hall." (this is a very long poem — and hauntingly crafted, with lines such as these woven throughout: "many a night I saw the pleiades, rising thro’ the mellow shade,/ glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid.") he recited pages of it . . . Not quite all, but almost. I pulled my college english from the shelf and followed along — truly aghast that he could just access 200+ lines of tennyson without a year to prepare. He responded, when I asked him when and why he had memorized it, "well, [my sister] ann encouraged me to learn poems when I was young. And I liked tennyson, so I started there."

[jim] and I of course held rich exchanges upon wildly diverse topics, but all with intensity and detail — and often before I had had my first cup of tea. I list here just a few of his sunrise lecture topics: the magna carta, dunkirk; the HMS calliope; the 100th anniversary of the bolshevik revolution; martin luther; william tyndale; martin luther king; the huguenots; vaclav havel; the netherlands’ history of religious toleration; palestinian and jewish relations; bosnia; william faulkner; kemal ataturk; czeslaw milosz; stalin; hitler; the difference in pilgrims and puritans; scotland’s role in shaping US democracy; quanah parker; his admiration for winston churchill, william gladstone and oliver cromwell; and every other aspect of the british empire throughout history as well as the roots and derivations of just about every word in the OED.

This might look to you like a mere list of disorganized topics, but for those who knew him, an entire lecture on each of these and thousands more was instantly available to him if called for, and not because he had prepared in advance by memorizing lectures he had given before but because he knew history in such detail that he didn’t need to prepare at all.

Clarence calvin bowling was born november 12, 1926 in salem, arkansas . . . . He departed this life on september 15, 2018 at salem, arkansas. Clarence attended salem schools and graduated from salem high school in 1946. He graduated from arkansas tech in russellville with an associate’s degree in agriculture. Clarence was a veteran of the U.S. Army, stationed in germany during the korean war. He taught agriculture to veterans at norfork, arkansas. Clarence received his bachelor’s degree in agriculture and master’s degree in entomology from the university of arkansas in fayetteville. Clarence married ava jo perryman of salem on september 4, 1953 in the salem first baptist church. In 1955, after obtaining his master’s degree, he accepted a job as an entomologist with the texas A and M university system in beaumont, texas. He worked to prevent insect crop destruction to rice and soybeans. He and ava jo had three children, mark brian, cynthia gail, and sara jo. Clarence and ava jo lived in beaumont for 48 years. They were members of amelia baptist and westgate memorial baptist churches. Clarence served as a deacon for many years in both churches. He was a men’s sunday school teacher during these years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and gardening. He was a likable and dependable neighbor and a loving and caring husband and father. His personality and character were pronounced by strong stability. Clarence retired early from the texas A and M university system. He began a crop consulting business dealing with rice and soybeans. Earlier, he received a patent for insect collection kits of which he made a small business. He acquired other patents relating to his work. He also wrote articles pertaining to entomology in various books and magazines. Best universities spain his career involved traveling to a number of foreign countries to share his knowledge concerning entomology and agriculture. In 2003, clarence and ava jo moved to horseshoe bend, arkansas. They were members of salem first baptist church.

The complete obituary can be read here, but if I were to add enough of my own thoughts to depict the sort of man he was, I would have to write volumes, most of them about his kindness combined with his strong determination to do the right thing when the right time arrived. I attended baylor university (waco, texas) from 1975 – 1979, and my years there overlapped with the years his daughter cindy attended (1974 – 1978), so I was often in beaumont celebrating the longer holiday seasons of christmas and easter.

My brother shan spent more time with uncle clarence than I did, even working for him in entomology, if I recall, so I hope he’ll post a comment here that will fill in the details that I don’t know as well, but especially on the man’s sense of humor, which I actually did know well, but which shan knew better.