James Thurston Nabors

Kathy Pinna
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on Nov 30, 2017 11:14 AM
A photo of James "Jim" Thurston Nabors, as Gomer Pyle on the Andy Griffith Show. His character was so popular that he went on to have his own show, Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C.

He was also a wonderful singer and, in addition to recording and appearing in specials on tv, he sang the song "Back Home Again in Indiana" before the Indy 500 almost every year from 1972 through 2014.

Nabors was able to legally marry his partner of 38 years, Stan Cadwallader, in 2013. He died from natural causes at home on November 30, 2017 - Cadwallader survives him.
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AncientFaces commented on Nov 30, 2017
Jim Nabors - or Gomer Pyle, as we still think of him over 50 years later - died today from natural causes, dying at the age of 87. RIP Gomer.
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