James Thurston Nabors

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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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Ancient Faces
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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.
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Lee Hughes
Rest in Peace...
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Glenda Maree
R I P Jim Nabors
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Mary Whalen
Awww. ..
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Darlene Eldredge
Goooollly........💕😕
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Veronica Lee Mcguire
R.I.P
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Linda Irick Pennoyer
He had such a beautiful singing voice. RIP.
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Brenda Mccreight Warren
Rest in peace
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Carine Munro
RIP.. Ty for the wonderful show
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Linda Woody
A shame. A good Actor.
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Shirley K. Brown
Sure hope he trusted Christ to save his soul🙏
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Doris Krueger Buchmann
His soul is just fine ! Worry about yours now!
Nov 30, 2017 ·
Janine Banthrum
Beautiful voice RIP
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Frances Terry Miles
Rest In Peace Jim Nabors...
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Jason Beck
Another one I thought had already passed some time ago
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Helen Norvell
He was a great guy, that voice was amazing ! Loved watch him! RIP !
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
KellieAnne Smith Foreman
Such a good singer
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Cindy Doty
He was a Great actor and an Awesome singer.
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Nina Morway
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What a voice he had!
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Kathy Dunnavant
Rip Jim.
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Jean Payne
May he Rest In Peace.
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Debby Sprouse Abad
Loved him! Used to watch his show. He had a beautiful singing voice!
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Josephine Lovering
He was great in this show 🙏🏻
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Charlene McCabe Allemon
Rip. Wonderful actor!
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Rose Gasak
RIP, Jim
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Paula Renner McCann
I loved watching him. Godspeed sir.
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Melanie Clark
A wonderful actor singer ....Golly geez he was a nice guy!
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Carolyne Jackson
RIP Gomer
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Alice Devers
He was a fantastic singer!!! Goodbye Jim! RIP
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James Dignan
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surprise, surprise, surprise... and not a good one either - RIP
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Saundra Crenshaw Hayman
RIP Jim Nabors
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Michael Mccombs
Grew up watching him and he was a real classic. May he Rest In Peace.
Nov 30, 2017 · Reply
Kathy Kittelson
Loved his character.
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Terri Allen
Rest in peace.
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Joan McCarty
wonderfu; voice and dod gomer excellent
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Kathy Kittelson
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Jann Davidson
thanks for the memories
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Tom Warner
A great singer! Saw him when he was with Bob Hope when I was in the Navy - Rota, Spain 1972. RIP
Dec 01, 2017 · Reply
Pam Brooks
Shazam..R.I.P. GOMER
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Rachel Trenery-Sager
Funny Man Great singer,, Yep GOOOOOLLLY
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