I remember meeting Joe Conley when he came to do a play in Winnipeg, MB Canada when I was about 16 years old. My father met Joe at our tennis club and we invited him out for dinner. It was such a pleasure to meet an idol, from a show that I had enjoyed while growing up. He is dearly missed.
You brought so much joy into my life. God be with you and your family.
I feel like I have lost a family member. Thank you for giving us so much entertainment! Blessings to Joe's family.
It seems as if Ike and Cora Beth were my neighbors, they were real to me. That speaks of the talent that Mr. Conley possessed. We often forget that acting is a job and that being on a regular series can be a lot of work.
I hope that knowing that even now, his work brings joy and entertains many, will bring you comfort.
May God's peace and His everlasting strength
be with you. Psalm 121
To The Conley Family:
From one Arizona State University Communications graduate to another in Joe, I salute his life and accomplishments. No one portrayed a character so true to life as Ike Godsey, as Joe did. He dealt with good times and bad, heartache and heartbreak. As Ike, he rebounded from the pits of financial ruin to reclaim his store, his life and his wit and wisdom on life. He was always there for his customers and neighbors. And he demonstrated the utmost patience in dealing with a nagging wife.
Joe's portrayal of Ike, will live on for generations and demonstrate there was a kinder and gentler time. While many of us never were in a general store, we all knew Ike and his store. More importantly, we all knew about life with him and because of him
Please accept my sincere condolences on Joe's passing. He will always be considered a treasure.
well joe you was a funny guy on the waltons prayers go out to your family at sad time
Mr Conley's family and friends are in my prayers. He will be missed.
Loved watching Joe Conley on the show. He will be dearly miss. Rest in Peace.
He was so delightful.....he and Coro Beth.still watchin the show everyday.always brings a smile to this day.I pray they keep runnin these reruns foryrw
My prayers to the Conley family for your loss. Mr. Conley was a joy to watch on TV.
Sorry for your loss.I really enjoy watching you play on the Walston.
This carolyn bussey again from radford every time I go through charlottesvile and nelson county I think of the waltons plus my mom was from buckingham county and I've heard her speak of scootsville va may God bless and ur family in prayers
You was a great actor loved you on the Walton's. Rip hun..prayers for the family
I really enjoyed watching Joe on the waltons. Soso sorry to hear of your loss I'm sure he will be missed but ill enjoy reruns of him when I watch the waltons. May god bless u and ur family.hi live in the mountains of soutwest va.
You were a fine man. Many times have I wished I had your character and demeanor. God be with those you left behind.
Ur families r n our prayers
I was on vacation with my family and we were watching my favorite show, The Waltons. At the end I saw they dedicated the episode to you, and that you passed. I enjoy your acting and am happy we can still enjoy it through reruns. God Speed Mr Godsey!
I am sitting in my living room watching the waltons, I am so sorry on your loss, god and my prayers are with you
I am sitting in my living room watching the waltons, I am so sorry on your loss, god and my prayers are with you
MAY HE REST IN PEACE NOW.
I am sorry to hear about your loss of your loved one.May the God of all comfort be with you and family at this time((Isaiah 61:1,2)
to the conley family, please accept our deepest sympathies at the loss of a wonderful man. his characture of Ike Godsey was so warm and wonderful like the man he is. may you join the angles in Heaven and smile down on all of us. RIP Mr Conley
Missed from Indy to Iowa ,,RIP Joe
You helped make the "Waltons" the very special
show that it was and still is. I continue to watch
and be blessed and inspired.
Donald Warner, Fort Wayne, In.
You were a wonderful actor as Ike. You passed away on my 1st Great Grandaughter 1st birthday. I will never forget this day
RIP Joe Conley no one could play Ike Godsey but you.
"Toodley-do", Joe. We will miss you !
God Speed Mr. Godsey
Walton's Mountain will never be the same without you.
Thank U for being part of such a wonderful family show, "Ike". May God bless you & your family. Go fly with the angels!
I enjoyed you so much on the Waltons, I know you will be missed by your family but many fans from the Waltons will miss you too Rest in Peace Ike. Deb OK
I loved watching the Waltons with my mother in law, who recently passed away. Mr Godsey (as he was called by Cora Beth) was a wonderful character.
RIP... Well done, Joe...
Thank you for acting in such a quality show.
May you rest in peace and sing with the angels in heaven Ike. You will be missed. And my prayers are with your family and friends.
Rip mr joe conley! I use to watch the waltons growing up i loved that show! May you rest in peace !
May you rest in peace, Mr Conley.Just loved your character IKE.Blessings to your loved ones.
Goodnight Ike Godsey. You were a wonderful actor, husband, father, friend and a very special person. My thoughts are with your family, friends and 'The Walton's' co-stars.
Now at peace dear Joe. From David Bailey (Plymouth, UK)
We, the T. V. World are thankful that you shared your life with us. Prayers for you and your family!
Loved you rest. in peace. Wish today could be more like back than
SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS,MAY YOU LEAN HEAVELY ON THE ONE THAT CAN BRING EVERLASTING COMFORT.MAY HE SOOTHE YOUR HEART....~D~
May you rest in peace and be with God. Tim&Kim, Syracuse NY
Thanks Joe (Ike) for all the great shows... I loved them as a kid... and I still watch them now on the Hallmark channel... God Bless your wife and family... you will be missed... R.I.P. Joe Conley
Deepest sympathies with the family of this wonderful person who has blessed our lives. May God accept him in his loving embrace.
So sorry for your loss R.I.P. may god bless him;and keep him safe in heaven
Thank you Sir
For many years of The Waltons
Mrs Anna Pattison ....LONDON UK
Excellent character portrayal in the Walton's !
To Joe Conley's family: So sorry to read the passing of Joe aka: Ike he will be missed by all. Thank you for the memories I still watch the Walton's when it is on..RIP friend
Joe was a great part of the Waltons and he was exceptional as Ike Godsey... Rest in Peace!!!!
I am very sorry for the loss of your loved one. The days ahead will be difficult, but in the days to come
the peace and happiness that we hope for will be fulfilled on an earth wide scale. All living then on will receive
life forever on a paradise earth with all needs cared for. Isaiah 65:17, 21~23
To Your family dear Joe ! Our hearts are saddened, He was such a joy to watch. I will always remember him with a smile. May God bless his family and thank you for sharing your time to intertain us.
I loved the Walton's an joe Conley who played ike
What a loss,we love the Walton's and Joe (Ike)was so Nice..WE will miss you IKE.
It was a gift to be able to watch you as 'Ike'. Thanks for the many years of memories. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Thank you for sharing your talent for the world to see. Rest in peace. Ecclesiastes 9:5
My husband and I loved meeting and talking with Joe at various Waltons fan club gatherings. He always struck us as a true gentleman.
I love the Waltons and still watch them every day. Mr. Conley was a great actor and loved the character of Ike. He brought a lot to this show. He will live on in our memories and hearts and through the Waltons series.
ThanksThanks Joe (Mr Godsey) for being such an integral part of the Waltons. You were a very fine actor and played the part well. Not sure how you were able to put up with Corabeth though! Growing up I really enjoyed watching the Waltons with my family on Thursday nights. A few years back I purchased some of the Waltons seasons on DVD and we now enjoy watching them with my children. Watching the Waltons brings you back to what seemed like a slower paced time. A time when people cared for others more than themselves; A time when people didn't have much, but in reality had more than we have now; a time when people pulled together. It's what our country could use right now!
Excellent actor. Rest in peace.
Joe Conley's portrayal of Ike Godsey was one of the reasons The Waltons was and is as popular and beloved as it remains today. Thank you Joe for all you contributed to a TV series that remains the absolute favorite of my entire family, from my wife and myself, to our children and our soon to be 3yo granddaughter. Rest in peace, my friend!
My condolences to the Conley family.
Goodbye Joe! Your portrayal of the kindly general store owner, Ike Godsey, made us smile and touched the hearts of ueveryone. Thank you!
MR CONLEY, YOU. WILL. BE MISSED
REST IN PEACE. MY FIREND.
I LOVED HIS CHARACTER ON THE WALTONS. HE WAS FUNNY BUT GAVE WISE ADVISE. LOVE THE SHOW. AS THEY SAY ON THE SHOW GOODNITE JOE CONLEY.
My deepest sympathy to Mr. Godsey's family. The Waltons and the Godsey's have addes so many smiles in my life. May God comfort you and may Joe RIP. We loved him so much!!!
Our thoughts and prayers are for the family. I enjoyed the Waltons for many years and all of the characters outside the Walton family. Ike Godsey will always have a special place in our heart. He was a man who ran a tidy general store and who would hand John Boy the mail. His mail case was only a small one but it kept the Waltons and other families on Walton Mountain in touch with the outside world.
Thank You for all your entertainment on The Walton's.. So sorry to hear of the passing of Joe, our Mr Ike Godsey.. May God Bless & Comfort his friends & family.. RIP dear Mr Godsey..
munchas gracias for the laughter you gave us and a wonderfull actor you were. i could use a laught or two firstname.lastname@example.org
enjoyed many hours of the waltons,he played his part well. sad...
Thanks Joe, you will live forever in our hearts as Ike. Many prayers for your family.
Thank you for hours and hours of heart warming entertainment. I feel like I know you.
sorry to hear of his passing
I had a bed and breakfast on the
mountain and Joe and I became friends
thru Earl and the late Jim_BOB
his smile touched us all
GOODNIGHT JOE (IKE)
God Bless You Sweet Soul.
The Waltons was a great show....we need more like it.
Blessings to your family.
may you find comfort in knowing how much joy he brought to others..
My condolences to the family. I grew up watching the Waltons and loved Ike's character. Rest in peace and God bless.
Prayers go out to his friends and family. still love watching the show!
My condolences. I have watched this TV program for years it has brought much joy to me and my home.I still watch all the reruns.Joe Conley was a wonderful actor. You will always be remembered. You have so many fans. RIP my dear Joe.
May the God who supplies all comfort support your family during this time of sorrow. We await the coming promise when "no resident will say I am sick." Isaiah 33.24
What a great show you had part in, may you rest in peace.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,he touched so many people in his live we will never forget our Mr.Godsee
I'll always remember watching you on tv. One of the true pioneers has left us. RIP Joe..................
My Name is Dwayne Purser I remember him will I Love the Waltons, My email is DPurser1944@gmail.com God Bless PS. My wife Shanda sends her regards and sead her prayers are with you, May God be with you always.
A wonderful man, that brought so much joy to many homes, & families! Thank you so much! Prayers for his family, & friends!
My prayers go out to the whole Conley family. I can remember sitting down with my whole family every Thursday night to watch a new show, Ike and all of the Waltons made us feel so good about our lives. I still watch the shows and my children understand so much about those times because of you and the rest of the cast. I know that when my time comes, I will walk into that general store looking for a few stamps or some Mason jars and Ike will be there to help me on my way. He will be missed and always remembered. Good Night, Ike!!!
I always remmeber his store and the times they lived in, It always made think of my childhood and how honest most people were then, I still watch the reruns and laugh to my self, Joe brought me much happiness with his acting and that store.
Mr. Conley portrayed a welcoming, reliable character in "The Waltons." Ike was a study in patience in dealing with Corabeth. May Mr. Conley rest in peace.
We are saddened by the loss of someone that entered our homes through television. Thank you Mr. Conley and thank you to your family. Your persona will not be forgotten. You are always in our memories.
I was saddened to hear about Joes death. What a shock. I will always remember hime playing mr. godtsey. May you rest in peace.
Oh, Mr. Godsee, I am so sad to see that you have passed. I so enjoyed the Waltons growing up and you were one of my favorite people. You will be missed by all your fans and My prayers are with your family at this sad time. Rest in Peace, Ike.
A great personality on a great show. My condolences. Greta Bowser.
I get a warm feeling just looking at his photo and remembering how much we loved watching "The Waltons" as a family. He leaves behind a wonderful legacy-happiness, may your memories of him comfort you now.
Mr. Godsey, You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I can see you taking care of that little gathering place in heaven where the souls come to socialize. I continue to watch The Waltons faithfully and I know you are in a good place since you shared your life with so many through your work. Rest easy, Mr. Godsey, and one day I will pass through your "store" in heaven when it is my turn. Good Night Mr. Godsey.
I watched you on television since I was five or six years old. I can say you did a great job, along with the others, in presenting all of us what depression life was really like. Your wife in the series played a good part too, but she wasn't as nice as you. Rest in Peace.
my prayers go out to the conley family i stillwatch the reruns today god bless the family maggie griego las cruces new mexico
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Thank you Ike for years of stellar entertainment - back in the days of family shows and rock solid messages. It is an achievement many actors would love to have. Prayers for your many friends, family and fans.
To Joe Conley's Family, heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one.
My baby brother and I always enjoyed watching the "Waltons".
Life well lived,
Joe Conley, may the perpetual light shine upon you and may you Rest In Peace.
he is with jesus now! still watch the Waltons everyday! godd blessungs and peace be with all of his. familu
I still watch The Waltons daily. A good clean real wholesome show for families. My prayers go out to the family. Thank you Mr Godsey RIP
I grew up watching the Walton's and loved all the characters. We watched it with Daddy who grew up during the depression and said the show reminded him of his childhood. I've watched the show many times since in reruns. It is a testament to Joe Conley and the power of his portrayal of a beloved character on a much loved show that over 250 fans have signed this guestbook. Ike we loved you and Mr. Joe Conley we love you and thank you for bringing Ike to life for us for so long.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Conley family. I still enjoy the reruns today and will think of Mr. Conley when I watch it. GOD BLESS your family.
Deepest sympathy to the Conley family. We have watched the Walton's since we were first married 43 years ago. Our children still watch the reruns and now there little ones will grow up with the show. Ike was such an important character in the show. RIP Ike you gave us a lot of good memories in your GENERAL STORE
GOD bless Joe's family. May God comfort them in their time of sorrow. They can also take comfort in their cherished memories and can see him in his glory days by turning on the tv. He will be remembered by millions of people who grew up watching him on the walton's.I've watched him on tv my whole life, he was a great man. May he rest in peace.
MY Condolences go out to the Family it would not have been The waltons with out RIP Joe Conley rest in God arms.
Will always miss the best store keeper around.The family are in our prayers always.
Godspeed, Ike. I still watch "The Walton's" re-runs every day. The TV shows of today can't compare.
My deepest sympathy to the Conley family.
Thanks for the memories..
I still watch the re-runs and my prayers goes out to the family
To the Conley family, We are very sorry for your loss & will remember your family in prayer. My family watched the Waltons every Thurs. night as I grew up. As others have commented it was like Mr. Godsey and the others were a part of our extended family. Mr. Godsey was such a wonderful character and he always showed such kindness and compassion to everyone, I know that was his true character, or he could not have played that role so wonderfully!
My deepest sympathy to Joe Conley family. Joe was a great actor and friend to all that knew him. I always enjoyed watching him on the Waltons TV show. He seemed like the best storekeeper around. My memories of him will always be in my heart. RIP, Mr. Godsey
Just loved "Ike Godsey" and the Waltons - sincere sympathy to the Joe Conley Family.
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
To the Conley Family,
Our sincere condolences, Joe was a great actor. Loved him on the Walton's. RIP Ike Godsey !!!! The DeSalvatore Family
My condolences & prayers are with
My deepest sympathy to the Conley family. The Walton's is my favorite show. Thank you Joe for the memories. Rest in God's arms.
This makes me so sad. The Waltons would not have been the same without him. RIP Joe Conley.
Rest in Peace, "Mr. Godsey." You brought so much enjoyment to so many and STILL do. Since retirement, I am watching The Walton reruns daily! Bless you!
I love that show, Waltons. I am kin to Earl Hamner
I'm sorry to hear she passed we loved the Walton's and still watch it every chance we get :)
Rest in peace Joe (Mr. Godsey) you will never be forgotten. I loved you in the Waltons.
I loved the Walton's...If they only made tv shows like this today! Mr. Conley had a face that radiates kindness. RIP Ike Godsey<3
It was great watching the Waltons and seeing Mr. Godsey run the store.May you rest in peace Mr. Godsey.
WE HAVE ALL SEASONS ON DVD AND STILL WATCH THEM AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH WHEN WE WANT TO REMEMBER THINGS WHEN LIFE WAS SIMPLE. BLESS YOU IKE GODSEY AND YOUR FAMILY. YOU GAVE US SO MUCH! ART AND DONNA ANDREWS OLATHE KS
The passing of "Ike Godsey" is like loosing a member of my family. I grew up watching the Waltons and they all became a part of my life. Rest in peace Joe Conley. You will be missed.
deepest sympathy. We always loved the show the Waltons. RIP. Diana Elam
My sympathies to Mr. Conley's family. Enjoyed his acting on Walton's. Still watch reruns.
Thank you for your gift ~ Rest in peace.
A great actor and will be missed. RIP
The trils are all past and he's home at last,rest and peace be yours. See you on the other side. God Bless your family.
I am a devoted viewer of the Waltons &
reruns.My condolences & prayers are with
What a great actor he was.We're so very sorry 4 your loss.May he rest in peace.
The Waltons was the only show my sister and I were allowed to stay up for. We recently started watching it from the beginning. I know there are some that I haven't seen before. Our older brothers even gave us a toy replica of the Walton home. Oh, did we treasure that. As I see "Ike" in each episode, I will be remembering him with great fondness.
"Ike" showed us all how to be human beings.
Sad to read this...RIP Ike.
REST IN PEACE JOE I LOVED TO WATCH THE WALTONS AS A CHILD. GOD BLESS AND MAY THE LORD GIVE YOUR LOVE ONES THE COMFORT THAT THAT THEY NEED IN THIS TIME OF LOSS.
what a joy it was to look forward to watch the waltons! Mr. godsey was such a warm good hearted man , the way peiople were back in the day! alwsys smiling , despite the depression!! uyou will be missed Mr. shopkeeper!!
I still watch the Walton's every evening. Rest in Peace...
My heart bleeds wih you. I grew up watching the Waltons and my favorite episode is when Mr. Conley and his wife adopted a little girl. I loved that show and there was not one day that went by that I didn't rush home to watch it. Rest in Peace now Mr. Conley for your job here is done. Sending prayers out to his family and friends.
What a wonderful man/actor. I still watch the Walton's and love them!! May God Bless him and his family. He will always be remembered!!
Takes me back to the "good ole days" of watching a clean and honest show on TV. Ike Godsey, played by Joe, was a great character.... My condlences to his wife and family.
My prayer's go to the Family,He has been in my life since the beginning of the Walton's right up to the present. I just loved him. Rest Peacefully Mr. Godsey.
Thank You Joe Conley, for being a part of this wonderful show. I grew up watching The Waltons, and still watch the reruns. You are truly a great man.
My sincere condolences to Joe's family. What a fine actor he was. Ike Godsey was my favorite character on The Walton's.
Thanks for everything Ike God bless you for being a part of our lives RIP
loved you on the waltons.will miss you
Rest in peace Ike Godsey .
An actor who found the perfect part and delivered the perfect performance. If only there were more Ike Godsey characters in television today, we might have a more civil society. Thank you, Joe Conley for your work that will continue to delight audiences for generations to come.
A joy shared is doubled. A sorrow shared is lessened. Joe Conley, aka Ike Godsey, will long be remembered. My deepest sympathy to his family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Back in 1986 I was on the last leg of a world bicycle tour. I had bicycled about 9000 miles through Europe, Africa, Asia, and was heading home to Ohio from California. I was at the visitor center in Grand Canyon National Park adjusting the packs on my loaded down bicycle, and from behind me I heard a very recognizable voice ask me, "Do you ever have to push that bicycle uphill?" I knew the voice from somewhere, and when I turned to see who had asked the question, it was none other than Ike Godsey from "The Waltons" - Joe Conley. He and his wife and daughters were on the way back from skiing in Colorado. He just seemed like a really nice fellow, and was curious about my bicycle journey. He also made a generous contribution to the cause for which I was riding - Red Cross relief for the ongoing famine in Ethiopia. I had my picture taken with him, and it became one of the great memories from my year long bicycle adventure. Was very sorry to see his passing!
Be at Peace Mr. Conley. Always loved Mr. Godsey.
in God's care rest in peace
Joe Conley did such a great job depicting the character of Ike Godsey...he was a fine actor in a classic TV series. My condolences to the family, friends, and fellow fans of a genuine TV icon.
I loved watching him in the Waltons he always made you laugh prayers for his family
My mother and I watched The Walton's a lot-it was a wonderful show with lots of life lessons to be learned. My mother passed this year at age 90-I miss her so and I know your sorrow!
Loved the Walton's as a youngster and adore the re-runs and DVD's I have. A great show about family, love, values, and resilience. Joe will always be "Mr. Godsey," the soft and patient gentleman he brought to life on screen and made us adore.
So sorry for your loss. RIP Mr.Godsey.
May he be at peace. He was a terrific actor ,made that role his own. Condolences to his family.
Love The Waltons and still watch the reruns! So sad for this loss.
Joe as Ike on the Walton's was one of my favoites. He played a gentle man and will be remembered for his role model as a good store-keeper who cared. A friend of all. Joe, Rest in Peace and my sympathy to his family.
I am so sorry for your lose ,just take comfort in that although he's gone from us,he's in a better place and out of Pain. I will all ways remember him ,I loved his role on the Walton's
GOD BLESS You and your family
Many prayers being sent to the family. I watch The Waltons to this day and appreciate the values and simplicity of each episode. Ike Godsey was a favorite. You will be missed! Thank you for sharing your gift. RIP.
Be comforted in knowing that God is with you during this difficult time and
that there are friends that also share your sorrow with you. I find Psalm
121 to be very comforting during these times.
Fond memories of the show loved ike godsey seemed like a good man rest in peace mr conley men like you are missed dearly
Love & Peace
A great actor whom we all loved very much. You will be missed Joe. R.I.P
I extend my deepest sympathy to the family in your loss. "The Waltons" was one of my favorite TV shows to watch. I continue to watch reruns and have enjoyed seeing Joe in the episodes. He was an excellent actor, and I am sure he was a very good person.
So Sad to hear this, mush admired on this side of the pond as well
My condolences to the family. He was a natural perfect fit for the roll on "The Waltons".
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS. You were part of an era when shows like the Waltons were good for families and our country. The Waltons,The Andy Griffith Show,and The Brady Bunch.Just to name a few.That was great family time.Thank You Mr.Conley for being part of the era of great family entertainment. God Bless You and the U.S.A.
Some of my fondest memories of the "Walton" are of his role as "Ike Godsey"
The general store is now closed. Rest in Peace, Mr. Godsey
Thank you for sharing your talent with the world. We are fans of Green Acres, Beverly Hillbillies, and the Waltons. Rest in sweet peace. From your fans in TX.
Rip Joe I always like watching. The Walton. When it came on
So sorry for your loss....I watched EVERY episode of the Waltons....Loved Ike Godsey and I have the DVD collection of the whole series....Love going back in time with them
I Love The Waltons i love the whole walton family and ike godsey god bless his family and rest in peace my deepest to his family .nancy l
Thank you for your part in showing how good people are as you must have been a good man as you seemed to just be a real fit as store keeper and FRIEND TO ALL THANK YOU MRS.CONLEY FOR SHARING YOUR HUSBAND WITH ALL OF US,REST IN PEACE JOE.
I am such a big fan of the Waltons and Joe (Ike) was such a large part of this show. I have the set of DVD's for all seasons and he is larger than life in each one. Such a fine actor. RIP
...Goodnight Mr. Godsey...you gave well of yourself on Walton's Mountain...
May God bless you and your loved ones. There will never be another show like "The Waltons". A pleasant family oriented program without the violence such as "The Waltons" with an old country store with Ike behind the counter is one that we all long to walk into. God bless.
i am truly sorry for your loss, he was the best actor on the waltons, i will miss him more then anything,, may god bless you and your family,
MAY GOD BLESS YOU MR.GODSEY REST IN PEACE. I COULD HERE CORA BETH NOW SAYING MR. GODSEY WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG
SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE I HAVE WACHED THE WALTENS FOR YEARS IKE GODSEY WAS A VERY GOOD ACTER HE WILL ALWAY BE NICED HE ALWAYS MADE ME SMILE WHEN IKE AND GRANPA AND JOHN ALWAYS GOT IN TROUBLE WHAT A GOOD SHOW
( grew up watching the waltons ) ( still my all time favorite show) ( at age 57 )
We are sending our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Conley family for the loss of Joe. What an outstanding actor he was! In our minds there is no other actor who could have played the part of Ike Godsey as well as Joe did. He was an awesome person and actor and we will all miss him very much. God Bless you Joe and thank you for all the years of wonderful wholesome family entertainment you provided for us all. We still watch the "Waltons" every single day! RIP Joe... Sincerely,
I LOVE HIM HE WAS A GREAT MAN I HAVE EVERYONE OF THE WALTENS IAM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE
I am very sorry for your loss.
Mr. Conley will always be Ike Godsey to me. RIP Ike.
I grew up with the Waltons in the '70s. It was a favorite of our household. I though it was neat how Cora Beth called him Mr. Godsey even though they were married.
May God give you the comfort and strength to get through these difficult days and in the days ahead.
We will miss you Ike (Joe) and we will see you on the other side one day.
I loved watching the Waltons. I still watch the reruns.May there be peace and comfort with the family at this time.
Wonderful actor, wonderful show, "The Waltons"
Wow, if TV was what it was back then!
Loved him and the show he will be missed. May God comfort his family and many friedns and fans.From, Patricia in Montgomery, AL
As the song says, "Go rest high up on that mountain". We thank him for being a part of a TV show that made viewers feel good about life regardless of circumstances. Sympathy to his family.
What a great loss. I met him at Schuyler--he was a delightful and sweet person. Just like Ike??? Thank you for years of wonderful TV.
My heart goes out to the family. I loved him as Ike Godsey on the Waltons.
God speed Joe! You were the glue that held Corabeth together! Thanks for giving all of us such great entertainment all those years.
hi we will miss him he was good in waltons love that show but now he is with god now
Thanks for the warmth you would bring to my heart on Thursday nights ...may you be in peace as you start the second half of this journey .....good night mr.Conley...
What a great actor...He took me back to my days when we had a country storekeeper, who was very kind and helped out the people that had it difficult going and we had a tab and even though it was high.......he still gave......He gave me such good memories of my youth......
May God comfort the family and give them Peace and Comfort...
Watched the waltons all my life and still watch the reruns. he was a wonderful actor. I am sorry for the loss.
the waltons was a favorite of mine. i watched it all the times. he was a very good actor. he will be missed. rip
I loved this show. Instead of saying Good night John Boy, I say Rest In Peace Joe. You will be missed. I would watch this show when I was younger with my dad who is now 89 and we both still watch reruns.
loved watching him on the waltons. prayers to the family on his loss
You will be remembered in the hearts of many who loved you on The Waltons.
Oh this is such heartbreaking news.....I loved Ike Godsey on the Waltons.....Joe was a very talented actor and even tho I only knew what I saw on the Waltons I could tell he was a real sweetheart....a very kind man....RIP Joe....you will always be Ike Godsey to us.....Thank you so much for the amazing and awesome autographed photo that you sent to me many years ago....I will treasure it always....so sad you had to leave this earth but your legacy on the Waltons will live on forever....Heaven has gained an amazing angel.....Goodnight Ike Godsey...we love you and will miss you.....always your friends...Kathy & Buddy
I had the pleasure of taking Joe to visit with Earl Hamner's mother in Schuyler. A picture of the three of us appeared in the Nelson County Times along with an article concerning our visit. I later wrote a letter to the editor of the Lynchburg, Virginia News & Advance about our visit. Someone in London read that letter and contacted me. He and others made an annual trek to the Walton's Mountain Museum. When the Walton's Mountain Museum was opened in Schuyler,I became Joe's uninvited guest for dinner at the Oak Ridge Mansion in Nelson County where I met most of the Walton's cast members. I will always treasure those special times shared with Joe. I was saddened to learn of his passing and am remembering his family in my prayers.
I watched The Walton's with my great grandmother and my grandmother. They remembered the depression well. I still watch the reruns. I alway's find a message in them. Ike and Cora-Beth we're 2 of my favorites on the show. God Bless.
A piece of my childhood died today. I loved the character Ike Godsey. I actually went to the Walton's museum and visited the general store. It was fun; I could actually imagine Ike Godsey being there with me. May you rest in peace Mr. Conley and thank you.
Loved to watch Mr. Conley on the Waltons. He will never be forgotten. RIP Joe
Good old Ike Godsey... wonderful man, everyone should have a friend and store owner like that one... he always made the show and the way his "wife" called him Mr. Godsey was priceless.
One of the good ones...gone but not forgotten..
Wow Joe will truly be missed he truly was an amazing actor I grow up with r.i.p J.C
I still watch The Walton's everyday. Mr. Conley was a very talented person and I know will be greatly missed. My sympathy to the family. My favorite one of him has always been when he met Cora Beth. I LOVE THAT SHOW AND ALL THE ACTORS.
The Walton's was one of my all time favorites, and I always enjoyed the role Mr. Conley played as Ike Godsey. May God comfort you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Ike Godsey the strong quite type. We still watch the show every chance we get. Thanks for all the laughter and many thoughts even today. My prayers are with the Conley Family at this time.
The Waltons was a wonderful TV series dealing with the joys and problems folks faced in rural America before and during WWII. The writers and actors were the best! Life would be better if we could return to the family love and values of that time. Ike's Store was the center of community life. What a great actor! God Bless your family!
The Waltons would not have been the Waltons - without him. My deepest sympathy to your family, and thank you for "sharing him" for all the years he played roles on tv that showed how much he loved his craft - and was excellent at it.. It may take a village to raise a child - but it also takes a caring and understanding family to help an actor be a success. God bless all of you.
As a Virginian, I always had a special love for "The Walton's" series. Mr. Conley's portrayal of a small town general store owner was always so heart warming and a integral part of the show. My deepest sympathies to his family.
GOOD NIGHT MR. GODSEY and RIP
Our hearts go out to the Conley family.Joe was a talented actor with a gift that made him so easy to love and know he is behind the counter in Heaven.RIP Mr. Godsey
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
So sorry to see that your are gone Joe. AS Ike in the Waltons, you were one of the very best. God speed to you. Deepest Sympathies to your family and friends.
Ike was so kind i loved him on the waltons god bless u an u family an friends
Loved him in the Waltons. Good night "Mr. Godsey". God Bless.
I grew up watching the Waltons. The world is such a different place now. I am a mother of three young children and hope that the same message is conveyed to them when they begin watching the Waltons. There's nothing better than the love of a family living simply. In this day in age - simplicity and respect for oneself as well as for others is unknown. May God Bless you Mr. Conley for all you have done for the success of the Walton series. Rest in Peace.
loved the show growing up..my maiden name was Conley. God Bless your family in this time of your loss, he will be missed by so many.
I LOVE WATCHING THE WALTONS I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER MR. GODSLEY R.I.P.
To Joe Conley,
You were a very talented actor. You were just great on the drama series the Waltons. My prayers go to you, your family and collegues. Lisa Weiner
Ike was so friendly to everyone and was one of my favorites on the show. May he RIP we will miss you
What a wonderful gift for acting Mr. Conley gave us. If you watched the Walton's he became a most welcomed weekly "guest". You will be missed "Ike Godsey" and for your family I pray for their peace and offer my sympathy for the loss of this dear man.
It was always fun to talk to Joe when he came into the T.O. Office Depot. My deepest condolences,
Loved the character he played. Would like to think he was like Ike. Rest in peace.
Loved Ike and Cora Beth and th Walton's. Rest in Peace!
you were the greatest i loved you on the waltons.it was great watching you preform
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
The Waltons is probably one of my all time favorite shows. Down to earth, small town (reminds me of my dads roots) I never missed an episode. Sorry to hear of Joes departure. He sure made a lot of people happy including me. Everyone should be treated as he treated people on the show. I'm sure he was the very same in real life. RIP Joe. And my prayers go the all the Conley family. W Christensen Salt Lake City, Utah
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dear Family and Friends of Joe Conley may it give you comfort to know that so many of us that enjoyed watching him portray Ike Godsey on the Waltons share your loss.
Enjoyed Joe Conley as the store owner and postmaster on the Walton's a great family show..Thoughts and prayers for his family.
Our sincere sympathy goes to Mrs.Conley, Family,and many friends. We also have watched The Walton's since the beginning, and are still enjoying the re-runs. And Ike Godsey with Cora Beth were great together. More simpler times that were the way things should be. We give Mrs. Conley our sincere Thoughts,Condolences,Prayers. May GOD be with you and yours. GOD bless
I feel sad today. It's like losing a family member. He was so honest and respected on the Walton' and to all that watch Ike.. The show and the cast will live on in our hearts. My prayers to all his family and friends. Thank You all for sharing Joe with us for so many years. May God Bless you all.
We have lost a great gentleman and a fine actor, and a TV family icon. Condolences to his family.
Thank you Ike. Many great memories. RIP
I was very saddened to hear of Joe Conleys passing - he was a large part of my life as "Ike Godsey" - just knowing he is gone now is very sad!!!!
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends!!!!
I enjoyed watching the Waltons. I will keep the Conley family in my prayers. Your loved one played a great part as Ike Godsey in the Waltons movies. God bless you all.
GREAT MAN AND A GREAT SHOW OF REAL FAMILY VALUES. SO SORRY ABOUT MR.CONLEY I REALLY LOVED THE SHOW AND ALL THE CHARACTERS WERE GREAT TOGETHER.
Great Actor. Made the Waltons show great.
I Love the Waltons, Ike was the best! I give my grand daughter a few episodes for Christmas, she truly Loves them so from Gracie Hollifield and her Nana we are going to miss you!
I have every episode of the Walton's and Ike was one of my favorite!!!! He will be greatly missed.
Even good guys have to go some time To bad it has to be that way.
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
I grew up watching the Walton's and to this day I still watch every episode I can, I even have the Walton Library of every show and when it rains outside, I grab a CD of the Walton's and I sit back and fad into yesteryear, what a great show, what great actor's. I have been to Walton's Mountain and the first person to come to mind was Ike Godsey. Joe (Ike Godsey) Conley, thank you for the memories, the laughter, the tears, you were and will always be one of a kind, irreplaceable. My God hold you in his arms and love you like we loved you, may you rest in peace. To the Conley Family, very sorry for your loss, thank you for sharing Joe with us.
Peter M. Passante
you will be missed we all love you and the waltons
I loved The Waltons and never knew Joe was from Buffalo, a place I call home. Hometown boy made good. Still watch his reruns on the Hallmark channel, so he will live forever in my heart. My condolences go out to his family.
RIP Joe you were a great actor and a wonderful character on my favorite family show. God Bless your family
thank you for all the wonderful moments you gave to us.
My sympathy goes out to the Conley family. Joe Conley was a fine actor. Enjoyed his character on the Walton series. He will be missed.
Thoughts and prayers go out the the family of Joe Conley. He will be missed. Loved the Waltons show. Wish we still had storekeepers like his character around.
Good night Mr. Godsey. RIP
Mr Conley played his role perfectly on The Waltons, still watch reruns every week and another great actor from this series now has passed, rest in peace Mr Conley.
Rest In Peace, Mr. Godsey.... I'm an original Waltons fan from the 70's and still watch it as often as I can. Joe, you will be missed....
Ike was a classic along with the others on the Waltons. This series was one of the best that t.v. had to offer.
So much has changed since then and it's hard to see anything on t.v. today that even comes close to this wonderful show. I loved it then and still do now. Thank God for re-runs like this. We love you, Mr. Godsey and your character
will live on.
I loved watching the Waltons, and Mr. Conley was nice to all his customers, and we need that in todays businesses. Sorry for your lost of your loved one
My sympathy to Joe Conley's family. Thank you for giving us the wonderful memories we had of a time goneby. I, too, still watch the Waltons on INSP and enjoy them so much with my grandchildren too. They just don't make good family shows like that anymore. Betty, Crossville, TN
Being from Virginia it always gave me much pride that Walton's Mountain was about Virginia and when we made our way to Ike Godsey's store in Schuyler, Virginia I was just so thrilled.....We enjoyed watching Joe Conley play Ike all these years and we still watch and so does our grandchildren....He was a wonderful gift to the show and he will be missed....RIP IKE ...thoughts and prayers to his love ones and friends....
Dear Conley Family members, Ike had a very fine voice and will be long remembered for his kind soft way of taking care of the little things in life on Walton's mountain. I have the dvds and watch them when I need a pick-me-up or on a winter's evening in NYST. Bless you Ike for what you have left behind. I'm sure you are making the angels smile.
The Waltons, is one of my all time favorite shows. Mr Conley did a great job playing Ike Godsey. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
A good Actor .Will be missed .Prayers for the family
I loved him playing Ike Godsey on the Waltons. I worked with the real "Jim-bob" and he always spoke fondly of Mr. Conley.
The Heavens will be brighter as another star has been added.
Rest In Peace Ike.
I am so sorry for your loss. Almighty God is infinitely stronger than death. He promises to fulfill his original purpose where we will enjoy life with full health, without death, tears, and pain under peaceful conditions. May the prospect of being reunited with your loved one again on earth give you comfort during this difficult time.
Now the best show on TV has lost another. Ike, you and granpa can shoot pool every day now...
Rest in piece Mr Ike Godsey you will sorely be missed you was a great actor and good bless your family is my heart felt sympathy
My mother and I always watched the Waltons on Thursday night - and I still watch it occasionally. It was a great show - we you will be missed "Ike Godsey". My condolences go out to the family.
Thanks for the memories,I sure enjoyed watching the charactor as Ike Godsey, owner of the general store on Waltons mountain. I'm sorry to hear of the death of Joe Conley.I feel like i lost a good friend that i never knew. the Character of Ike Godsey, always got my attension one way or another R.I.P. Mr.conley.
I send my condolences to the Conley family and friends.
God Bless your family during this sad and difficult time. We will always have fond memories of watching him on "The Waltons". May he rest in blissful peace.
Joe and Louise were special friends to our family and we spent many happy days together. He invited me to be his guest on the set during the first filming of The Waltons. His natural talent shone through in his portrayal of Ike Godsey. All of us send Louise and the girls our condolences at this time of loss.
rest in peace Mr.. Conley you see to have been a wonderful man
I feel like I've lost a friend. Joe, along with the other Walton cast members, gave countless hours of joy and laughter. He will be sorely missed. May God comfort the Conley family and grant them peace.
Sending my thoughts and prayers to the family. Everytime that I drive by Ike Godsey's store in Schuyler, VA I think of the Waltons and the wonderful man who played his role in the Waltons. Rest in peace!
My very deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to the Family of Joe Conley. The Waltons was one of the best family oriented shows ever to air on network television, and Joe did a superb job in his role as Ike Godsey. May God be with all of you in your hour of sorrow, and may Joe (Ike Godsey) Conley forever rest in peace.
JOE CONLEY will be missed He left us so many wonderful memberies,FAMILY you have our deepest sympathy may you have peace,
The Waltons tv show was a favorite of mine. It felt like my family. As I watch some of the repeats today, I recall many meomories from my childhood. Ike & Cora Beth were fixtures on the show. I was saddened to learn of Joe's passing. My thoughts & prayers are with the family, friends & fans !
May God of comfort be strengthen to your family during these times. Psalms 46:1
I always enjoyed the waltons tv show the store keeper ike played by joe was like a friend of the family. he played his part very well. sorry to hear of his dementia my condolences to his family.
RIP, Joe. Your TV character will live on in film, but your real personality will live in our hearts forever.
God Bless you. I loved you on the Waltones. been watching Walton for years
Joe and his great work will live on in the character of Ike Godsey. My sincere condolences to Joe's family.
WE WILL MISSYOU MR CONLEY RIP IN PEASE.I HAVE WATCH YOU MANY TIMES ON TV,MY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY.BETTY ADKINS
Great show, great character, great actor. A loss indeed.
The Walton's will always be my favorite TV series. Such depth, meaning and wholesome family values, rarely seen these days. Joe "Ike" Conley greatly participated and added to the richness and for that, you will be truly appreciated and missed.
JOE thank you 4 Ike on tv but we will miss you.GOD bless.
This is so sad Thoughts and prayers go out the the family.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Conley. Your portrayal of Ike gave us not only enjoyable TV watching but also good down home wisdom. You--and Ike--will be missed.
My family and I (five generations now!)love Ike Godsey(Joe Conley)on The Waltons. I originally watched it with my Grandparents and now my Grandkids watch it with me on INSP. What a wonderful gift Joe Conley gave the world! My prayers are with his family at this time.
Mr. Conley's character, Mr Godsey, will long be remembered. You were a very special part of the Waltons series. We watch the reruns every night on INSP. Our Condolences to the Conley family
Jamie Farr here. I knew Joe for many, many years. He was a delight. Joe was a fine actor. I had the pleasure of being in his company numerous times and enjoyed playing golf with him. My sympathy to the family. RIP,friend.
RIP Joe Conley I will always remember Ike Godsey and Corabeth they were a great couple.
Thanks for the wonderful memories,Ike.
A wonderful actor...and a great part...I still enjoy it everyday!
I loved Ike Godsey. I still watch the Waltons every day and enjoy so much seeing Mr. Conley. RIP!
Rest In Peace John" Forever IKE " Conley,you will truly be missed.I still watch the Walton's and record them.May the Lord be with the family and give them peace.God Bless
I always like Mr. Godsey on the Waltons. Thoughts & Prayers to His family & friends. God Bless
The Waltons were the Best!!!
Thank God for re-runs so we can watch the wonderful Walton's over and over. I actually have a lot of the seasons on dvds. Ike was a great character as was his t.v wife, Cora Beth. They were like true family and friends SHOULD be...always a wonderful lesson on each episode.
My sympathy to all of his family
I so loved him on the Waltons. RIP Joe, you will live on in film and TV for years to come.
God Bless you, Ike Godsey! I still watch the Waltons. In my opinion, it is one of only a handful TV series I think you could call lengendary. Thank you Joe Conley for all your great talent. You will truley be missed. Rest in piece.
I watched you for years on the Waltons. You will truley be missed.
Will be missed....prayers for the family
I loved "Ike" and Cora Beth on the Waltons. One of the best shows on TV; now and then! He was a great actor....RIP Ike and thanks for the memories!
Mr Godsey was one of my favorite characters on the Waltons. Condolences to his family and friends.
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I love that show I will miss him
I just loved him on the Waltons as Mr. Godsy, I always said to myself, his character on the Waltons would guarantee a very happy life with him. R.I.P Mr. Conley.
RIP mr conley you were a natural on the waltons i still watch it on insp so i will still see you
Sincere smpathy to the family. I still watch The Waltons now. Great family show!
He was a wonderful part of my childhood. Rest in Peace.
God Bless you, Ike Godsey! You gave us much joy over the years....Thank you.
Rest in peace Mr. Godsey. I still enjoy the The Waltons.
While I was growing up my family and I never missed watching the Walstons. It was such a wonderful show. It was such a spepical time in my life. I felt warm inside when watching the show. My deepest condolences to the family.
My prayers to the family. Who he played was such a loving person on the Waltons. And I'm sure He was just as loving at home.
I loved him in the Walton's as IKE Godsey. Thank you so much for the wonderful memories. I will watch and remember you on INSP. Thank God for those who still feel shows like the Walton's and Little House made such a wonderful impact on all of us, that our children of today desperately need to see those shows. Family values and good morals. God be with your family. We will meet in Heaven someday.
RIP Mr Conley Loved You As Ike
God bless him and his family at this time. I still watch the Walton's almost everyday. Great actor.
RIP! Great actor. Loved him on the Walton's. God bless all of you!
The MAN, Joe Conley, was so like Ike Godsey, there are so few like him. Connie Acres, Mt. Shasta, Ca.
So Sad. My thoughts and Prayers go out to his family at this time. Ike was and will always be a legend. Love the Waltons and Ike Godsey's General Store.
To "Mr Godsey's" family,
He was a part of my teen years. The world has lost a great man and actor!
To see he died from dementia makes it even sadder.
I still watch the Waltons.It is such a good show.Thank you Joe Conley for all the adventures you gave us.Rest in piece.
Such a good singer and actor. He will be missed.
Loved Ike Godsey, Still watch The Walton's. RIP
REST IN PEACE JOE. YOU WILL BE MISSED.
What a wonderful actor. May God hold you in his arms.
Rest in Peace Ike. The Walton's are still a part of my family.
Our prayers are with the Conley family during this time. Mr. Conley was a fine actor and will be remembered fondly for all the characters he played. God bless him.
My sincere condolences to Mrs. Conley and family. I still watch the Waltons and live in rural Virginia. We had a wonderful storekeeper/postmaster like Ike-Joe was a fine actor-he will be greatly missed by all.
Ike went before the Rationing Board during WWII last night on INSP. Loved him in the show. God Speed!
God Bless ..... another past of our past has gone to Heaven
He was one of my favorites, his wife was not on the Waltons, He will be greatly missed. He helped make the Waltons the show it was. God go with you Ike Godsey.
He was a great actor loved to watch him RIP (Ike Godsey) Joe Conley God bless you and your family Thank-you
May the God of peace and all comfort, be with Joe Conley's family, fans, and friends during this difficult time.
i loved him on the waltons.he was a great actor and will be missed by all that loved him.
Prayers to the family. I still watch the Waltons.