I just found out that we recently lost George Lindsey. George was best known for playing Goober Pyle, Gomer's not-so-bright cousin, in the Andy Griffith series. Goober was always a hoot. You never knew what he was going to do or say, but you could usually count on it being rather dumb.
It was always fun to see Goober and his cousin Gomer get together. Jim Nabors played Gomer, who ended up enlisting in the Marine Corps, and we all know what happened there, don't we? That's a whole other show in itself.
Besides Andy Griffith, George was on Mayberry, RFD (the less than stellar sequel to Andy Griffith, despite starring Ken Berry of F Troop fame), and also spent many years on Hee Haw.
Although he did not attend the service, Andy Griffith sent a statement. Ray Stevens sang "Everything is Beautiful" and longtime friend Ernest Borgnine sent a video tribute. George had a lot of friends and fans, and he'll be remembered fondly.
Rest in peace, George.
Until next time, take care!