The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club
Geoge Lindsey Memorial

Please share your thoughts, well wishes, and memories of Mayberry's favorite mechanic, George Lindsey. All fans will remember George every time we see Goober, or just an image of one of his beanies.

May 06, 2012: I can't tell you how much I'll miss George Lindsey. He was treat to be around and a friend to me and my family. I last saw him in March and he was his normal smiling self. I can't tell you how much I will miss his smile. -Allan

May 06, 2012: a very sad day...thanks for all the smiles, Mr. Lindsey

May 06, 2012: As soon as I saw that he died, sadness swept over me. He was a wonderful man who gave joy to so many people, including me. I'll be praying for the family.

May 06, 2012: George, thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of the tremendous entrtainment you provided us with over the years. Alot of the episodes from TAGS that yo appeared in are absolutely amongst the best and are my favorites. Please know that you will be missed and never, ever forgotten. I know for a fact that Barney was waiting for you in heaven with open arms....

Marc E. Minnesota

May 06, 2012: Judy, Judy, Judy. Made me laugh man. Think of you (and others Bing, BoB, Lucy, Desi, Don, Jack, Dean, etc.) always.

May 06, 2012: Yo in peace. Thanks for the laughs!

May 06, 2012: I knew his health was bad, but still sad. One of the funniest and most original actor/comedians of all time. Plus a great human and humanatarian. Prayers for his family. In honor of Goober, I'm eating some spaghetti and a sammich for lunch.

May 06, 2012: These are the days I dread... losing our Mayberry family. Many of us base our morals and life mission on what the show instills... another piece of all of us has died. Very sad day. Love ya goob, I know you're making God laugh right now.

May 06, 2012: Heaven says "Hey!" God Bless You, George. thanks for the memories!

May 06, 2012: Thanks George for all the good times. Say hey to Barney for me. Jim in Glen Rose, TX.

May 06, 2012: I was over at FOXNews browsing the news when I saw their picture and AP article about George. They quoted him as saying in 1985:"There's a residual effect of knowing I've made America laugh. I'm not the only one, but I've contributed something."
Yes, certainly not only put smiles on our faces but gave us belly laughs, too! You did a mighty fine job at it!
I'm so glad I had a chance to meet you at one of the Nashville Reunions. Your autograph is safely in my "Mayberry Memories" book.
R.I.P. Goob... Maybe Aunt Bea heard you were coming and she & Barney will be standing at the pearly gates with one of her gooseberry pies!

May 06, 2012: Will always remember Goober he was one of a kind, R.I.P. George

May 06, 2012: Doesn't Andy really say it all?
In a statement, Andy Griffith said, "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.'

...from WSMV Channel 4 News Nashville

May 06, 2012: Got to meet him at a TAGS event and he was so gracious. He once said that he wanted his epitaph to read, "I hope I made you laugh." He sure did.

May 06, 2012: I really enjoyed him on the Andy Griffith show. He had such a kind face, and I hope you and Barney are having a great reunion. Thanks for all the laughs!

May 06, 2012: andy said the last thing george said to him was i love you \ there will never be another goober \ thank you for all the years \ we will miss you

May 06, 2012: I knew who Goober was before I knew Andy. In my little mind it was The Goober Pyle Show. Yet another fond memory of my childhood silenced for now. We'll miss you, Old Friend.

May 06, 2012: We are so sad to hear about the passing of George. He was a special man. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family as well as his close friends Jim and Mary Clark. David, Linda and Heather

May 06, 2012: I am sad he has left us and yet I understand he knew it is just "so long" for now. I am heart warmed to know that Andy and George exchanged "I love you's" in the last few days. Real men can say and mean that. Blessings and comfort to George's family and friends.

May 06, 2012: There's an empty place in Mayberry today that can't be filled. Our prayers to his family. Thank you, George, for giving us Goober to enjoy for all these years. Harold & Barb.

May 06, 2012: Very sad. Have and will continue to enjoy much laughter thanks to him and his role as Goober.
Andy's and his real life relationship another shining example of what we all continue to love about The Andy Griffith Show: on top of it all was true respect, friendship and love that comes busting through the television screen whenever you watch.
May God strengthen and comfort his family and friends during this time.
Thanks for the laughs Mr. Lindsey, "good ol goob"

May 06, 2012: Does anyone have information about the arrangements? I'm curious as to where the funeral will be held?

May 06, 2012: Thank you, Mr. Lindsey for all the laughs. You will be missed but never forgotten.

May 06, 2012: We are very sad to hear of the passing of George, he was a very funny man and a fine gentleman. He will be missed. R.I.P. Goober.
Jim, Brenda, And Pamela Woody.

May 06, 2012: Tell everyone in Heaven hey from all of us! You will be greatly missed and thanks for all the memories...
"Great Salt!" you once said that of your character....Was Very honored to have met you in person so gratious.....G-F...

May 06, 2012: very sad day in Mayberry. what a great man who will be greatly missed! Another little piece of my youth
left today . He gave us so many great laughs and heartwarming memories.
Thanks for everything George, you will be sorely missed!,never forgotten.
My thoughts and prayers to your family
Kevin-"I Wonder What Causes That"

May 06, 2012: My heart weeps! Thank God for you,you made my world a better place.Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lindsey family.See you in heaven ,George. Deb

May 06, 2012: What a fine Southern gentleman!! I have this mental picture of George, up in heaven, with a small crowd gathered around him, acting out that scene from TAGS where he "takes off" on Cary Grant, walks like Chester, etc. Everyone in the crowd is howling with laughter. And so, Mr. Lindsay, your gift of laughter goes on. A job well done, in peace.

May 06, 2012: There will always be a part of Goober in all of us and thank God for that!

May 06, 2012: I just found out and am sitting here at work trying desperately not to cry. Only Mayberry fans understand the pain Mr. Lindsey's passing evokes. What a national treasure he was. Incidentally, msg. #22, a funeral home in Nashville TN is currently giving out information about the death. Didn't say if that's where the services will be held.
From Glenn and Myra Reid-- "matched together like a racy team of buggy mules"

May 06, 2012: Another piece of my heart went to Heaven today. RIP Goober

May 06, 2012: Very sad to hear of this - I loved his character of Goober in both "Andy Griffith" and "Mayberry RFD." no one else was like him! RIP Mr. Lindsey.

May 06, 2012: The 1960's would not have been as much fun without you. I have watched you over and over again Thank you for many many great moments on The Andy Griffith show The Greatest TV show of all time Godspeed Mr Lindsey Brian M Philadelphia Pa.

May 06, 2012: Thanx for all the times your antics and comedy put a smile on my face, and joy in my heart, George. You made television better, and kept me tuned in year in and year out.
'Bye, Goober. I'll never forget you.
P.S. You looked great when you grew that beard!
- A.A. (MPk., Ca)

May 06, 2012: msg 34, yes, he did! He was just a riot of color!!! RIP Mr. Lindsey

May 06, 2012: We've been quoting Goober all evening and walking like Chester. When someone leaves that kind of image in our memories, you know that they will never be forgotten. YO!

May 06, 2012: Our family watched 2 color episodes of TAGS last night featuring Goober.....The legend of Clarence Earp and Aunt Bee Learns to always, Goob was great! Thanks for the memories and being a part of the greatest show in the history of television!

May 06, 2012: I met George in Swansboroe N.C. There was no one around and this man stayed and talked to me and even sign a pic for me. Tank You for the memories. God Bless...

May 06, 2012: RIP, Goober! Say "Hey" to Barney, Aunt Bee, Helen and the rest of the gang up there!

May 06, 2012: I was George Lindsey's "Companion and Caregiver" for the past 7 months and very lucky to call him a friend. We spent our days going to lunch and talking about his days as an actor on TV, Broadway and Film. Listening to first hand accounts of Hollywood "inside scoop" was thrilling and always entertaining! Mr. Lindsey's wit and in particular his incredible memory for hundreds of song lyrics (dating back to the 30's) made our days happy, silly and full of laughter. I as well as millions of Americans who grew up watching Mr. Lindsey on TV (Andy Griffith, Mayberry RFD, Hee-Haw, etc.)--mourn the loss of both "Goober" and a more innocent era that many of us grew up in. He was as much a part of my childhood as roller skates and comic books. He was, and is, thanks to reruns, a great American treasure and an icon that we will all truly miss.

May 06, 2012 : George Lindsey brought joy and laughter into my life. He will be missed.

May 07, 2012 : Love the show, love the talent, will greatly miss the man. Se HI to Floyd and all the others! Will miss you!! Fan from Two Rivers WI.

May 07, 2012 : George Lindsey would get a kick out of knowing that his obituary ran in the New York Times.

May 07, 2012 : I hope to see you someday in Heaven at Goober's filling station. God bless you.

May 07, 2012 : Goob,You made a lot of people smile. If more folks were like you,the world would be a much better place. You will be sorely missed.

May 07, 2012 : I'm so thankful that I had the opportunity to meet George. I will miss him and send love and prayers to his family. Thanks for the laughter.

May 07, 2012 : Thanks for the memories...and the laughs..George "Goober" Lindsay. Took out the Andy Griffith Show DVDs Sunday and watched "Goober Takes a Car Apart" and "Goober and the Art of Love," two of my all time TAGS favorites! RIP Goober!

May 07, 2012 : Msg #22, according to the reports from WSMV, the Nashville NBC affliate, he's supposed to be transported back to his hometown of Jaspar, Ala for burial. I think Marshall-Donnelley-Combs is taking care of the body until transport arrangements can be made.
As far as funeral homes, he's at one of the best.
My dearly departed mother was also there at one time.

May 07, 2012 : Andy once said Goober was the type of person, that he would comment that a restaurant "had good salt." I thought that was a good description of his enduring character Gomer.

May 07, 2012 : As funny as he was on the various episodes, he was equally kind and pleasant on the two occasions I met him. He's in a better place now, and the world is richer for having known him.

May 07, 2012 : Heaven now gets to hear Goober "take off" on Cary Grant! Thank you George for also "taking a car apart" and for taking ME apart with laughter!

May 07, 2012 : Could anyone imagine the andy griffith show & mayberry r.f.d. without george lindsey? I don't want to think about it! Nothing but the best.

May 07, 2012 : To Mr. Lindsey 'Goober" Thanks for all the laughs you have provided me in my life... You will be missed but not forgotten... You will live on forever in Mayberry...-Trey Miller

May 07, 2012 : Say "Hey" to Barnie for me Goober

May 07, 2012 : I imagine now he'll get to match pennies with Floyd again. RIP Goob!

May 07, 2012 : "We shall meet, but we shall miss him. There will be one vacant chair. We shall linger to caress him. While we breathe our evening prayer." - Good bye George (Goober). Say hey to Don (Barney) and the gang for us. - Lane Green

May 07, 2012 : I met Goober at a Andy Griffith re-run watchers gathering in Nashville. I also got his autograph. Very funny and nice man. My prayers go out to the family and friends. I watch the show all the time. Had a tear in my eye when I heard he passed.


May 07, 2012 : The world is a little sadder today, without the gentle wit and humor of George Lindsey. He was "Goober" to fans of TAGS, and at the same time he did some stellar work in other shows, and some classic voice-overs in some Disney animated movies. He was the guy everyone would love to know personally, because he had the talent to make you almost believe that you did! I'm so glad that this is only "See you later." Our loss is Heaven's gain. --Romeena in Irving, TX

May 07, 2012 : Hey Goob! Thanks for the many smiles you put in my life. You were a GIFT to the world! May God bless your family and all those who loved you during this time of sadness and loss. GH

May 07, 2012 : All I've ever heard about so many that were on the Andy Griffith show are how kind and humble these people are.

Mr. Lindsey was another in that long list of very classy and good people. RIP to the great George Lindsey.

May 07, 2012 : will miss you mr. lindsey. all your little expressions "yo" ,"boy howdy" "gee whiz" andmany others.

May 07, 2012 : Sad...I feel like the world lost one of the "good ones" yesterday. In a climate where "bad" is searched out and never read a bad word about him. He only gave the world one the greatest gift of all - laughter.

May 07, 2012 : Mr. George Lindsey is greatly Loved and will be sorely missed. He helped make the world a better place with laughter and a smile. R.I.P. "Goober"
Sincerest condolences to his family.
Tamara Holloway

May 07, 2012 : I wish I had had the chance to meet the man. What a warm, beautiful person and tremendous gift to us all. See you in the sweet bye & bye Goober. MB

May 07, 2012 : Thanks George for sharing your talent with us through the character of Goober Pyle. We will miss you and tell ole Barn "Hey" when you see him. JC in MO

May 07, 2012 : I'm sure in heaven ol' Goob can eat all the peanut butter and tuna sandwiches he craves...with a milkshake of course. My favorite two Goober episodes: 'Goober and the art of love' and 'Dinner at Eight'... RIP, George've given me many laughs...

May 07, 2012 : 'Yo'....miss ya, Goob... when you get to the pearly gates, just 'walk like Chester' and they'll let you in with a smile....

Terry V. in Hendersonville, TN

May 07, 2012 : I was privileged to have met George Lindsey and was honored that he enjoyed my artwork of him. He was truly a wonderful talent and he will always be in our hearts. He will be missed.
George Murray

May 07, 2012 : In memory of and tribute to George "Goober" Lindsey, lets all pass along a big "Judy,Judy, Judy" to someone else. Thanks for the memories.
Mike Jones in Dothan, Al.

May 07, 2012 : George was a special human and loved making people laugh. Our sincere condolences to his family and Jim and Mary.
Bob and Carolyn Smith

May 08, 2012 : George Lindsey was one of the few cast members that I had the experience to meet in person. My condolences to his family and thanks to him for so many Mayberry Memories...I am happy to know that I can visit him and the others through my DVDs of the series.

May 08, 2012 : Oh....forgot to leave my name on the post above, thanks....Tim Bradshaw

May 08, 2012 : What a sad moment for all of us who have come to love the residents of Mayberry. George, you brought many happy moments to everybody who loved you and the work that you did.
Rest In Peace. Give our love to Barney, Aunt Bea and everybody else. Til we meet again.

May 08, 2012 : I met Mr. Lidsey in August 1995 at Mayberry day at a minor league baseball game. Mr. Lindsey and I spent a couple hours before the game eating and talking about The AGS, he even did a couple of my favorite lines for me. I will miss him but will enjoy seeing him in reruns. God Bless Jeff Waisner

May 08, 2012 : God "Blessed" you my was evident in your life...we will all miss you dearly..Thanks Goob!

May 08, 2012 : will mis you ,george, say hi to aunt bee, otis, howard, helen, barney,and floyd. mark m ada,ok

May 08, 2012 : You will be missed. Thank you for all the laughs. The AGS is my all time favorite. Goober was a friend to us all. When u get to heaven, tell the whole gang we said hey!
Andy Ellison Jacksboro, Tn

May 08, 2012 : After all these years of watching TAGS reruns, the scene that still makes me laugh the most is in "Goober and the Art of Love" when Barney and Goober are on Helen's front porch peeking at Andy and Helen watch television while Barney provides Goober with a running commentary of Andy's "moves" and Goober, getting more and more excited, can't control himself and jumps up shouting, much to Barney's horror and Andy & Helen's astonishment. Funny funny scene -- funny funny man. Thank you, George Lindsey. You might be gone but you're still with us.

May 09, 2012 : goober you sure will be missed.your the only man who could take a car a part in a courthouse and own a talking in peace george.

May 09, 2012 : goober you sure will be missed.your the only man who could take a car a part in a courthouse and own a talking in peace george.judy judy judy.

May 09, 2012 : George,was&always will be Goober&I'll still eat them samwichs

May 13, 2012 : Judy Judy Judy

May 14, 2012 : A true Southern gentleman who will sorely be missed.Some aspiring comedian will have some big shoes to fill if he wants to follow in old Goob's footsteps.May his family and close friends find closure in reading these fine comments about a fine human being.

Dewey Lamb
Shakedown!Shakedown! Chapter
North Carolina

May 14, 2012 : My husband and I were saddened to see George Lindsey had passed away. Only moments before seeing the news we had just 'sewed' up our fingers and giggled about it. TRULY! George Lindsey brought many many smiles and much laughter into our home. Rest in Peace George!

May 14, 2012 : I met George several years ago at Tweetsie Railroad.

May 16, 2012 : i was very saddened to here of the passing of george lindsey,i met george several years ago in joplin, the truck show,very nice person.

May 17, 2012 : Classy guy, classy show, nothing on TV today even compares to the talent and script-writing of the AGS. May God bless you.

May 18, 2012 : His acting ability made the andy griffith show in the later years, especially the show with the talking dog.

May 18, 2012 : Gomer, if he don't want to...

"I'll do it...Judy, Judy, Judy..."

May 18, 2012 : Somehow the world seems a little empty without the honest sunshine of ol' Goob's smile. We'll miss you, Mr. Lindsey. Lookin' forward to meeting you on the other side. --Romeena

May 22, 2012 : YO!!!My family and I are hugh fans of the Andy Griffith show and have attend many Mayberry Day celebrations. Goober was one of my favorite characters and I loved when he would sew up his fingers. So Goob, tell all the gang in heaven we miss them. Tell Doug to play a special song for everybody and last but not least 'Sew up your fingers". Prayers to your family, friends and many fans.--Lola McMillian, Baxter, KY

May 22, 2012 : you will be missed george thanks for all the years of performances on all that you did. HEY TO GOOBER

May 22, 2012 : I be dawg!

June 01, 2012 : There was such a simple sweetness about Goober... you couldn't help but love him! He helped to make TAGS the true hit it was (and always will be!)! In fact, to this day, I challenge ANY television station to dare to put a show on now that would even compare to TAGS! It can't be done! Such a shame! Just sayin'...

June 04, 2012 : The Andy Griffith Show is the best and Goober was a great character. George was the perfect guy for that part. He will continue to put smiles on people's faces for years and years to come for all those that watch the show.

June 04, 2012 : Love you Goober! Thanks for all the happiness you brought to our homes.

June 11, 2012 : Goober was one of ghe ones that really made the Andy Griffith Show funny. One of my favorite episodes was the one with the talking dog.

July 05, 2012 : Have you heard the Andy tribute song: "Mayberry's Gone" ? Youtube it.