My Memories of Jim Nabors - Chris Lee

Beloved actor and singer passed away at his home in Hawaii.

December 1, 2017
Jom Nabors

© Brian Spurlock | 2014 May 24

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I remember seeing Jim Nabors for the first time on The Andy Griffith show and Gomer Pyle, USMC when I was growing up in Greer, SC.

Jim Nabors
© Andrew Weber | 2014 May 25

My brother Kent and I would watch the show religiously during it's long series of reruns. It was simple, honest and most of all, funny.

Over the years I learned more about Nabors. He was a graduate of The University of Alabama, his home state. He was discoverd
by Andy Griffith in a Santa Monica, CA nightclub, singing and doing his comedy act. Griffith brought him to the studio and Gomer Pyle was born!

Almost every year from 1992 to 2014, he would sing at the Indianapolis 500 prior to the start of each race (see link below).

https://www.indystar.com/story/life/2017/11/30/jim-nabors-died-beloved-i...

Some othe great facts about Nabors can be found here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Nabors

 

Chris Lee