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ldiatone
11-30-2017, 02:34 PM
Jim Nabors, ‘Gomer Pyle: USMC’ Star, Dies at 87
Nabors, who moved to Hawaii in 1976 and owned a Maui macadamia plantation for more than two decades, married his long-time partner, Stan Cadwallader, in a Seattle ceremony in January 2013, a month after same-sex marriage had been legalized in Washington state.

JustRalph
11-30-2017, 02:36 PM
5 Gold albums

1 Platinum

Great singer! His version of "A bridge over troubled water" is great.

chadk66
11-30-2017, 02:44 PM
he was a really good dude too. got to spend some time with him over a few days. down to earth as they come

incoming
11-30-2017, 02:53 PM
I will remember Jim Nabors as a great singer...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5KeGccP9Jk

Thanks for the many belly laughs on the "Andy Griffin Show" and "Gomer Pyle Show"....RIP

Inner Dirt
11-30-2017, 03:37 PM
I kind of figured he had been in poor health for a while since he stopped signing "Back home again in Indiana" before the Indy 500 the last couple years. Wonder if he was bothered by being known so much for being Gomer Pyle? Rest in Peace.

FantasticDan
11-30-2017, 04:13 PM
I kind of figured he had been in poor health for a while since he stopped signing "Back home again in Indiana" before the Indy 500 the last couple years. Wonder if he was bothered by being known so much for being Gomer Pyle?I'm sure it was a love/hate thing. He was thankful and proud of Gomer's popularity, but also wanted to break out of the role..

"So long Gomer, hey Jim Nabors!" :cool:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8KyMdBvBQc

barahona44
11-30-2017, 04:18 PM
I'm sure it was a love/hate thing. He was thankful and proud of Gomer's popularity, but also wanted to break out of the role ]

The thread's title is evidence of why he would feel that way.

jocko699
11-30-2017, 04:21 PM
We lived in Hawaii for 22 years. My bride is an animal behaviorist and she used to teach puppy classes on Oahu. One day she received a call about a new puppy named "Tank" and was asked when her next class was going to start. She did not know it was Jim Nabor's dog at the time because Stan called. Stan showed up at the next class and I remember Carol coming home that night and saying she knew the new puppy HAD to be Tank because of his size.

A few years later Jim called and asked if he could do some private training at his residence. Up until then she had never met him because Stan always brought Tank to class. Jim and Stan owned a house on Black Point Road, big time expensive houses there in Kahala, and they asked Carol to train Tank not to run out the fence.

They bred Tank to "Aunt B." She lived on his plantation on Maui. They named all the puppies after Mayberry characters and he would bring all of them back and forth from Maui to Oahu. That's where they called on Carol again and she did private trainings just with Jim, Stan and all the puppies.

I met and talked with Jim many times when I dropped Carol off and picked her up at the Black Point house. He seemed like such a nice man and Carol thoroughly enjoyed the time she spent helping him with his herd of English Staffordshire puppies. RIP Jim.

FantasticDan
11-30-2017, 04:22 PM
The thread's title is evidence of why he would feel that way.:D Good point.

FantasticDan
11-30-2017, 04:25 PM
That's terrific stuff! :ThmbUp::ThmbUp:

We lived in Hawaii for 22 years. My bride is an animal behaviorist and she used to teach puppy classes on Oahu. One day she received a call about a new puppy named "Tank" and was asked when her next class was going to start. She did not know it was Jim Nabor's dog at the time because Stan called. Stan showed up at the next class and I remember Carol coming home that night and saying she knew the new puppy HAD to be Tank because of his size.

A few years later Jim called and asked if he could do some private training at his residence. Up until then she had never met him because Stan always brought Tank to class. Jim and Stan owned a house on Black Point Road, big time expensive houses there in Kahala, and they asked Carol to train Tank not to run out the fence.

They bred Tank to "Aunt B." She lived on his plantation on Maui. They named all the puppies after Mayberry characters and he would bring all of them back and forth from Maui to Oahu. That's where they called on Carol again and she did private trainings just with Jim, Stan and all the puppies.

I met and talked with Jim many times when I dropped Carol off and picked her up at the Black Point house. He seemed like such a nice man and Carol thoroughly enjoyed the time she spent helping him with his herd of English Staffordshire puppies. RIP Jim.

rastajenk
11-30-2017, 04:26 PM
I met and talked with Jim many times...That's a neat story. :ThmbUp:

JustRalph
11-30-2017, 05:52 PM
We lived in Hawaii for 22 years. My bride is an animal behaviorist and she used to teach puppy classes on Oahu. One day she received a call about a new puppy named "Tank" and was asked when her next class was going to start. She did not know it was Jim Nabor's dog at the time because Stan called. Stan showed up at the next class and I remember Carol coming home that night and saying she knew the new puppy HAD to be Tank because of his size.

A few years later Jim called and asked if he could do some private training at his residence. Up until then she had never met him because Stan always brought Tank to class. Jim and Stan owned a house on Black Point Road, big time expensive houses there in Kahala, and they asked Carol to train Tank not to run out the fence.

They bred Tank to "Aunt B." She lived on his plantation on Maui. They named all the puppies after Mayberry characters and he would bring all of them back and forth from Maui to Oahu. That's where they called on Carol again and she did private trainings just with Jim, Stan and all the puppies.

I met and talked with Jim many times when I dropped Carol off and picked her up at the Black Point house. He seemed like such a nice man and Carol thoroughly enjoyed the time she spent helping him with his herd of English Staffordshire puppies. RIP Jim.


This is why I like this board so much.......👍. Good stuff......

OntheRail
11-30-2017, 11:01 PM
Jim Nabors, ‘Gomer Pyle: USMC’ Star, Dies at 87
Nabors, who moved to Hawaii in 1976 and owned a Maui macadamia plantation for more than two decades, married his long-time partner, Stan Cadwallader, in a Seattle ceremony in January 2013, a month after same-sex marriage had been legalized in Washington state.

Well gooooolly.... I did not know Jim Nabors was a nut farmer.

R.I.P