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Foxy Warrior Guru 2012/05/06 19:18:30
RIP George Lindsey
Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
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George Lindsey, aka Goober Pyle, dies at 83

By Cindy Watts, The Tennessean

George "Goober" Lindsey, most widely known for playing Goober Pyle on the iconic television series The Andy Griffith Show, died Sunday in Nashville after an extended hospitalization. He was 83.

As long as his health allowed, he was still making people smile. The Hee Haw star showed up at Ray Stevens' CD release party Feb. 28 at The Rutledge to lend support to his good friend and fellow comedian. Stevens beamed from the stage as he thanked Lindsey for being there.

Actor Andy Griffith said in a statement that accompanied the family's Sunday morning announcement of Lindsey's death: "George Lindsey was my friend. I had great respect for his talent and his human spirit. In recent years, we spoke often by telephone. Our last conversation was a few days ago. We would talk about our health, how much we missed our friends who passed before us and usually about something funny. I am happy to say that as we found ourselves in our eighties, we were not afraid to say, 'I love you.' That was the last thing George and I had to say to each other. 'I love you.' "
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Lindsey is survived by son George Lindsey Jr. of Woodland Hills, Calif.; daughter Camden Jo Lindsey Gardner, her husband, Russell, and their sons, Carson Cole Gardner and Andrew Liam Gardner, all of Valencia, Calif.; a cousin, Rebecca Weber of Gadsden, Ala.; and his companion of many years, Anne Wilson of Nashville.

Read More: http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/obit/story/201...

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  • Tombo 2012/05/21 02:24:19
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    Tombo
    You had to love Goober!

  • doc moto 2012/05/14 22:45:49
    RIP George Lindsey
    doc moto
    +1
    Like saying good bye again to a friend!
  • Prairie Wind 2012/05/08 02:54:20
    RIP George Lindsey
    Prairie Wind
    +1
    A felllow alumni of The Kemper School who lived the honor code of "Numquam Non Paratus".
  • JackoClubs 2012/05/08 01:21:17
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    JackoClubs
    +1
    Still watch every once in a while. Take it easy, Goob. God bless, and codolences.
  • Mikel_mad2002 2012/05/07 21:10:06
    RIP George Lindsey
    Mikel_mad2002
    +1
    Make them laugh in the next world
  • firelooker 2012/05/07 20:22:06
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    firelooker
    +1
    Were losing our heroes more everyday.
  • Eddie_DOMA_is_dead 2012/05/07 17:46:59
  • Guru Casper BN-ZERO 2012/05/07 16:08:00
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    Guru Casper BN-ZERO
  • mk, Smartass Oracle 2012/05/07 16:05:33
  • ronbo 2012/05/07 14:25:08
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    ronbo
    +1
    RIP Goober. Mayberry will never be the same without you.
  • gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F 2012/05/07 14:07:29
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    gldynmd BTO-t-BCRA-F
    +1
    RIP! You can't think of Goober and not smile.
  • Bill ~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/07 13:39:01
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    Bill ~PWCM~JLA
    +2
    Years ago we had three channels and shows like Andy Griffith, Father Knows Best and Leave it to Beaver, shows that did not demean men (or women for that matter) and did not rely on foul language to get a laugh. These facts that are lost on Hollywood and "comedians" today. What happen Hollywood? Oh wait... I see it now. You lost your moral compass.

    One of my favorite Andy Griffith shows was when Goober built the car inside the jailhouse. RIP Goob...
  • alanh 2012/05/07 12:10:46
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    alanh
    +1
    Good actor. Rest in Peace.
  • Tom Degan 2012/05/07 07:12:58
    RIP George Lindsey
    Tom Degan
    +1
    God bless him.
  • rightagain 2012/05/07 05:31:33
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    rightagain
    +1
    “It's not hard to tell we was poor - when you saw the toilet paper dryin' on the clothesline.”
    santiz
    George Lindsey
  • Gooky 2012/05/07 04:20:52
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    Gooky
    +2
    Bye Goob...we'll still have your memories & tv shows.
  • Wolfman 2012/05/07 04:04:02
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    Wolfman
    +3
    Good times.
  • SK-pro impeachment 2012/05/07 03:53:34 (edited)
    RIP George Lindsey
    SK-pro impeachment
    +4
    You are missed already. He was originally cast for the Gomer role, BTW. Great and very funny man. Loved him on Hee Haw also.

    JudyJudyJudyJudyJudy!
  • sjalan 2012/05/07 03:46:31
    RIP George Lindsey
    sjalan
    +3
    He was a great character actor. RIP.
  • Maleficent 2012/05/07 02:44:57
    RIP George Lindsey
    Maleficent
  • Diana 2012/05/07 02:37:26
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    Diana
    +3
    Rest in peace Goober.
  • Peewee ~PWCM~ 2012/05/07 02:08:31
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    Peewee ~PWCM~
    +3
    Godspeed
  • Danny Barker 2012/05/07 01:52:00
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    Danny Barker
    +4
    he was one of a kind RIP Mr. George Lindsey.
  • Gothamjedi311 \m/ 2012/05/07 01:27:15
    RIP George Lindsey
    Gothamjedi311 \m/
    +4
    Thank you for the Laughs. \m/ goober gas station http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.n... goober gas station
  • Texas Gal 2012/05/07 01:05:50
    RIP George Lindsey
    Texas Gal
    +4
    Rest in peace Goober (Mr. Lindsey). Lots of good memories from watching The Andy Griffith Show in my childhood -- and in reruns these days. God bless - and prayers and condolences to the family.
  • Bill 2012/05/07 00:20:39
    RIP George Lindsey
    Bill
    +4
    Thank you for sharing your talent. Rest in peace Sir.
  • umapathy Krishnamurthy 2012/05/07 00:19:07
    RIP George Lindsey
    umapathy Krishnamurthy
    +4
    We wiil say good bye and RIP his soul
  • RIP George Lindsey
    Gยเtคг Plคאєг ( JFK Democrat )
    +3
    i know his best in Andy Griffith show. RIP
  • damnyoumaggot 2012/05/06 23:19:55
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    damnyoumaggot
    +2
    MCA and Goober in the same w/e...Just sux...:~(
  • Soup Man 2012/05/06 22:58:10
    RIP George Lindsey
    Soup Man
    +4
    Thanks for Laughs
  • Rocko 2012/05/06 22:53:19
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    Rocko
    +5
    R.I.P. george you brought alot of laughs to the world

    thank you
  • HelmetGirl 2012/05/06 22:28:10
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    HelmetGirl
    +5
    He was great on TV. Another nice person passed on.
  • Rogue_Loner 2012/05/06 22:26:54
  • P. Sturm 2012/05/06 22:02:58
    RIP George Lindsey
    P. Sturm
    +4
    I thought "Goober" was undying, maybe it is. You seldom see depth in roles, especially comic roles, but George added a bit more background, personality, and/or philosophy (relatively speaking) every time the character appeared.
  • ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥ 2012/05/06 21:50:09
    Goodbye Goober. Thanks For The Laughs And Memories.
    ♥ Amy ♥ Is Home♥
    +7
    Prayers and peace to his family =)
  • Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm... 2012/05/06 20:21:36
    RIP George Lindsey
    Barefoot Peace and Love∞ijm♥☮♥∞
    +7
    RIP!
    Goober......;(
  • Lerro DeHazel 2012/05/06 20:18:45
    RIP George Lindsey
    Lerro DeHazel
    +2
    He was a "tiresome" type of guy . . . I didn't really have much use for hm other than just being part of a group. Had he been the main character acting in a 3-hour movie, I seriously doubt that I could find myself sitting through it. However, on any 30-minute show with commercials, I didn't see anything wrong with introducing him to the set off-and-on, periodically; as long as the scene wasn't too drawn-out.
  • tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA 2012/05/06 20:18:29
    RIP George Lindsey
    tommyg - POTL- PWCM-JLA
    +6
    Prayers to his family and friends.
  • Sinpac 2012/05/06 20:01:38
    RIP George Lindsey
    Sinpac
    +7
    Judy, Judy Judy!
  • Foxhoun... Sinpac 2012/05/06 21:56:06

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