Bud Foote, RIP

I just learned that Bud Foote, a member of Georgia Tech’s LCC community, passed away this week. Bud retired from Tech in 1999 but always remained a part of the department community, often contributing to campus symposia on science-fiction and fantasy literature. The obit also mentions Bud’s generous donation to Tech’s science-fiction library and his love for playing folk music (and his friendships with many of great folk musicians).

While I only talked to him a few times, I cherished the conversations I had with him about time-travel fiction and film. I’ve never really written about the death of someone I knew in the blog before, so I’m acutely aware of the inability of my words to adequately describe what he meant to me and and the rest of the Tech community, so I’ll simply conclude by saying that he will be missed.

4 Comments »

  1. G Zombie Said,

    March 16, 2005 @ 5:37 pm

    I took a science-fiction class with Prof. Foote when I was an undergraduate at Tech. Sad to hear that he’s passed away.

  2. Chuck Said,

    March 16, 2005 @ 11:44 pm

    G, I wondered if you knew Bud.

  3. Tom Morley Said,

    April 15, 2005 @ 10:46 am

    Bud was a good friend. I will miss him. If you are in Atlanta this afternoon (April 15) there will be a memorial service for him on campus at 4pm (Fearst Theater) – Tom

  4. chuck Said,

    April 16, 2005 @ 11:00 am

    Tom, I’d heard about the memorial service, but unfortunately had to be out of town. I wish I could have attended.

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