Gomer Gets Hitched

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Jim Nabors, who played the goofy gas station attendant on “The Andy Griffith Show”, and star of the spin-off series, “Gomer Pyle, USMC”, has married his long time partner in Seattle, Washington.  Nabors and his husband, long time partner Stan Cadwallader, tied the knot on January 15,   According to the Hawaii News Now.

Nabors has never officially come out as gay until he granted an interview after his wedding, said.

“I’m 82 and he’s in his 60s and so we’ve been together for 38 years and I’m not ashamed of people knowing, it’s just that it was such a personal thing, I didn’t tell anybody,” Nabors said. “I’m very happy that I’ve had a partner of 38 years and I feel very blessed.  And, what can I tell you, I’m just very happy.”

Marriage between same sex couples became legal in Washington State in December, 2012.  Nabors and Cadawallader traveled from their home in Hawaii for the wedding.

I loved watching “Gomer” Pyle as a kid… he was so delightfully goofy and had the funniest, high pitched speaking voice.    I remember the first time I heard him sing, I was blown away.  Here he is below singing “The Impossible Dream” from “Man of LaMancha”

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