Warren Coleman Leamon, 78, of Athens GA passed away peacefully, Saturday January 14th, in his home.
A requiem mass in his honor will be held at the UGA Catholic Center, 1344 South Lumpkin Avenue Athens, on Friday January 27th at 11am.Burial will follow at Winterville Cemetery.
Chickens roamed in the yard as Warren was born on his family dining room table on East Wesley Road NW Atlanta, in 1938.
Warren graduated from North Fulton High School in 1956, and pursued further studies at Davidson College, the University of Georgia, and Vanderbilt University before earning a PhD in English from University College in Dublin Ireland. Warren worked as a Associate Professor of English, a poet, a novelist, and a literary critic.
Warren began his academic career at the University of Georgia in the 1970s and retired from the University of Hiroshima in Hiroshima Japan at the turn of the century. Warren liked to say that he never lived anywhere that did not lose “the War”.
Warren published poems and critical reviews during his retirement years, while splitting his time between Athens GA and Blairsville GA.
Warren is survived by his children, Sarah Leamon Turula, Dominic Leamon, and William Leamon, and his grandchildren Dominic and Jane Turula.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the University of Georgia Foundation, in care of the Libraries. Lord and Stephens, East is in charge of arrangements. www.lordandstephens.com
Published in Athens Banner-Herald on Jan. 20, 2017