"Such tremendous talent. You were the Highlight to me on the show Hee Haw. I always looked forward to listening to your Music. You both are greatly missed. Dee Dee
You guys were so talented.What a great loss. RIP
I worked with them both in 1981,82 and 83,at the Hee Haw Theater in Branson,Mo.They were great,great guys.They will both be missed.R.I.P.,Jim.
I'm very sorry hear about Jim. He was my favorite from hee haw. And John too.
It's just another year without you. Life goes on, but it will never be the same.
You are missed dearly. Four years later, Nashville is still not the same. Never will be.
my name is don darnell and i did a show with them in1984 or 85 at the rlds auditorium in independence mo. its 2011 and just found out there gone. we had a blast! time is certainly passing by quickly! stay happy,stay healthy everyone.
My mother died in march of 08. I send my condolences to the family of Jon and Jim who were christians and lived it in the country western life. They seemed to be down to earth and like anyone else. I know Jon and Jim are with jesus and they are together again. My mother and father are in heaven and I know I will see them again. To die in christ is gain, they are simply living in a better place full of laughter music worsip and JESUS. I am sad to hear of this since jim and my mother died months apart from one another and in similar ways just about. I know my mother is listening to the hager twins sing about jesus in heaven. heaven is real, life doesnt end after this solong as you know christ as your lord. They did, you could tell in how nice htey were and down to earth, not letting money rule how they lived. My hats off to such moraly upright and awesome guys. My prayer is for Jessyca D Hager, daughter of Jon, and his daugher Amanda. (both Jon's kids), is that even after 3-4 years it's still hard, but life goes on. I pray the same prayer I prayed to god, lord may the cup of grief pass from them, and they all know jesus and let the deaths of there loved ones draw them closer to you. I know how it feels toloose someone suddenly. It is sad, but in christ there are never any goodbyes.
See you on the other side
I will always hold you close my fried
god be with you till we meet again...
I never met you in this life, but in heaven it will be as if we all were family. John and Jim Hager are very much alive in heaven. There arent any goodbyes, only "see ya later" remember god only takes the best..My parents and The hagers, among a lot of others.
WOW!! That is pretty much all i can say. What can someone say when such great talent has been taken to soon. I had been watching the Hee Haw show here in Ma. and started to look up the whole gang. Wanted to know where they were today and how they were doing. I really was so sad when the first 2 people i looked up were Jim and Jon, and only to find out they both have passed. God Bless all the family and the children. But i think they are eased by knowing how happy they made everybody.
Maureen in Mass.
U and ur brother were the best looking of all of HeeHaw comedy show. I religiously watched it. It was a show that even now I wish it was on the TV. But what can I say. I miss the HEE HAW show. I really miss both u and ur brother. MAY GOD KEEP U AND UR BROTHER. GOD BLESS UR FAMILY.
Hey friend. Stopped by to pay my respects. It was dark, cloudy and rainy today. I still had to come. I met the woman that was leaving flowers for her best friend recently killed. He was given the purple heart. There were three women in despair, over the loss of a son that killed himself after returning home three months ago. I know you would have taken time to console them, so I did. They remembered you and as usual, the mention of your name brought a broad smile and fond memories. I laughed and cried. You are so missed. It has been three years, and it does not get any easier. Best Love, M. e
You three take good care of each other.....
I will see you in three weeks. It is hard to believe it has been three years. Cup of Joe you ask? Always.
Nashville will never be the same. But the memories, oh the memories!
When we are silent, we can still hear the music and laughter.
You are dearly missed and loved more.
Thanks for the ice cream, Jim.
There is no death. Only a change of worlds. Chief Seattle
I loved Jim and I miss him so much. Years ago, I persuaded Jim into adopting a grumpy "unadoptable" dog nammed Winston..Jim called him "Winnie." When "Winnie" died, I brought my dog Jack over to comfort Jim...to fill his empty arms...just for a little while, but Jack was home..."home" was Jim. Jack became the "Wonder Dog!"They were together until Jim's death. Jim told me that Jack had never really been my dog...I was merely keeping him until the time was right. Jack is with me now...he fills my empty arms...Jack the Wonder Dog...but, oh how he misses his master!
I was so sorry to hear about Jim.
I fall in love with him jim and jon when i was Ten.The only reason i watch Hee Haw was so I could see the men of my dreams.You'll always be in my heart rest in peace .
love your fan Mary Isbell
Thinking of you on your birthday...always thinking of you...
GONE NEVER FORGOTTEN BY US ALL TIME HEE HAW FANS
I always enjoyed watching them on HeeHaw and was so saddened to hear of His passing. And then today to hear his brother passed just breaks my heart. Will miss them both. Really enjoyed them in our lives and what they brought to all of us.
I enjoyed them on Hee Haw. He will be missed.
I always thought they were so cute.
my grandmother, allene baker wiley was a first cousin to ms francis, i can remember francis & jack visiting nettleton & spending time with my grandparents always bringing pictures of the twins and sharing lots of tales.. when my grandmother passed away i spoke with francis and have since lost touch we were so sorry about jim... the family of allene baker wiley... sherry ann & holly... nettleton ,ms
So so sorry for the loss of a great
old friend from high school, the
service in Germany and don't forget
Pandy's in Park Ridge. All your old
buddies from the neighborhood send
their deepest sympathy.
Love you guys forever, your friend
and barber (Fifi)
Jim was a very cool guy, I enjoyed having the twins in my studio and producing them and writing a song for them with Charlie Barrett " Stranger In My Mirror". I loved the skit they did to that song and I enjoyed managing them for a shrot while. I will miss Jim and he will remain in my prayes, Im sure he has Saint Peter laughing up there right now. John I love ya man, I very sorry for your loss.
My sympathy and prayers. I will never forget your charisma, sweet personality, and your gentleness toward me and others. I will never forget our "smothers brothers" one-liner. Thank you for being a part of my life.
Rest in peace Jim. You will alway's be remebered.
I would like to send my sincere condolences to your family. At difficult times like this its very important to draw closer to God. I hope these scriptures help comfort you: John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:4. My prayers are with your family.
Grew up watching Hee Haw. You made alot of people smile. Rest in peace Jim. Tell Buck I said hello.
Dear "Chaps"... our time together was so much fun, laughing and living the dreams we had... with friends like Dudley and Butch and many others... thank you for being the one that could always make me laugh out loud, and smile inside... I will miss you and the world will be a bit sadder without your humor... Love, Marcia Beverly
Jim, May you rest in heaven and save a space for me. I enjoyed seeing you every time you two came to the Sunshine Oprey I will have the C.D. and your pictures to keep the memories of you alive. Remeber the time I told you twins apart by looking at your eyes at the Sunshine Oprey Rest in peace
To the Hager family It is with deep saddness to hear of Jims Passing.I remenber our meeting on the Hee Haw Show such a fine young man .
Jim, You will be missed by all of at the Sunshine Opray In Eustis Fl.we never missed your shows and will miss the great times we had together Evelyn Wruck Winter Springs Fl.
I am deeply sorry for your loss. He will be missed. I watched you guys on Hee Haw all the time. I lost my twin sister May 17th 2007 and its is a loss no one can imagine. Just remember the good times you had with Jim.
REALLY ENJOYED YOU ON THE HEE HAW SHOW , THANKS FOR LETTING US GET OUR MINDS OFF THE WORLD TROUBLES FOR A WHILE
To The Hager Family,
A great childhood memory for me was watching Hee Haw on Saturday nights when the Hager Brothers would come on and sing. Jim will be very much missed. I will pray for your family, in this time of sorrow. We will see him again someday. Love and Prayers. Psalm 23.
TO BAD ALL THE TIMES I WENT TO NASHVILLE I NEVER GOT A CHANCE TO SEE THE HAGER TWINS PERFORM.JIM IS GONNA BE DEEPLY MISSED . MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO JOHN AND THE HAGER FAMILY...
I loved to watch them when I was a young girl. My Grandpa and Dad had the show on no matter what. Jim Hager was one of my favorites. I just lost my Mom Saturday the 3rd. I know your pain and sorry, and I send my Prayers and Love!
JIM HAGER IS GONNA BE DEEPLY MISSED.I WATCHED THE HAGER TWINS FOR YEARS ON HEE HAW AND YOU GUYS WERE VERY TALENTED.MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO JOHN AND THE REST OF THE HAGER FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF THEIR LOSS...
I played Piano in your band in the 80s God I love you guys A the news of jims passing is really hard.
God bless you Jon If anything I can do let me know you two were two of the best bosses a musician could ever hope for in life I love you Jim so long firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim will be sorely missed!!! We enjoyed watching the two of you together!! You were a Hoot, and were great musicians and singers!!!
Council Bluffs, Iowa,
When I came to Nashville in 1983, Margie Barton introduced Jim to me and we became fast friends. We lived down the hall from each other at Close Quarters. We hung out everyday, went to parties, sat around and sang together, and just a lot of living. Jim was easily my best friend and almost like an older brother. His ready wit and amazing laugh was enough to lift spirits and send them soaring. Jim was unpretentious and charming - honest and sincere. We talked a lot about music. Along with other friends like Marcia Beverly, we seem to be living in a fun, storybook world with music at the center. We were all searching for something and the camaraderie of our little group, with Jim as the ringleader, made awesome memories of those days. I have always been very saddened that we lost touch and have tried several times over the last years to reach him through management and other channels. Now, after all these years, I feel a deep and abiding sense of loss - yet, I will always treasure those memories and the knowledge that we were really great friends and really supported each other in some difficult times. I remember laughing until we cried and listening to some songs over and over and over. I can picture those spring afternoons sitting outside Close Quarters with friends and Jim's smile as big and bright as the afternoon sun with that glint of mischief in his eyes. There was a lark coming and you just had to brace for it. What a grand time! What a great friend. Jon, you and I only knew each other slightly in passing, but your brother was to me like my own. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers and remember Jim in my music. As I, too have a career of singing with my brothers and other family, the connection is one I feel strongly. Next performance, I'll dedicate a song to him and to you. May God bless and keep you.
I grew up watching ya'll on Hee- Haw....you were the guys I had a crush on. My heart, thoughts, and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. May god be with you!
Going to miss that great smile!!!!
Jon & The Hager Family,
I loved to watch you guys on Hee Haw and anything eles you were on.
I being a twin can't imagine the pain
of losing the other. May God wrap his
arms around you so that you may
feel the presence of Jim.
Dear Jon, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's transition. I still remember the two of you back in the 60's at Ledebetter's when Kin and i met the two of you.So funny and talented and i coud never tell you apart. He and Kin are making beautiful music together.
Sincerely, Gloria Vassy
West Hollywood, Ca.
To the Hager family, especially Jon, I am so sorry for your loss. I watched Hee Haw each week and enjoyed Jim and Jon very much. He will be sorely missed.
My deepest sympathies to the Hager family. I grew up watching the He Haw show and remember the Hager twins. Such talent. God Bless
Hee Haw was on my television set in my home each week in Danville,Kentucky and we loved it.Sympathy to the family.Jim was a great star.
To the Hager family
What a shock to hear of the passing of a wonderful talent. My parents and I were big fans of "Hee-Haw" for so many years. Whenever I was down in the dumps, those one-liners always seemed to pick me up and helped me to forget my troubles. Rest in Peace Jim. You will truly be missed by everyone whose lives you touched with your wit, humor and song.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in your personal and public family. Your gave us such joy when you were performing and just talking with fans on an individual basis. We thank you for that. You will be missed -
My sympathies to the Hager family. I grew up watching HEE-HAW. I am 41.
"We love the time we spend with you to share a song and a laugh or two-May your pleasures be many your troubles be few."
Jon, We are so sorry for the loss of Jim.We remember you both from Baumholder,Germany. You were stationed there with my husband"Harry" as all of you called him.Thanks for the "stairwell" concerts. Boots&Kenneth Harris
My family and I are sorry for your loss. Jim along with the rest of the cast gave us East Texas folks lots of laughs. From a small town named Apple Springs Texas and only one channel on the T.V. We looked forward to Hee Haw night. Rachelle age 38. Thanks for the laughs.
I will miss Jim so much. I grew up watching Jim and Jon on Hee Haw. My love and prayers go out to Jon and the rest of the Hager family at this time of sorrow.
Jim was another one of the great ones May he rest in country heaven
May the GOD of tender mercies comfort you and may HE wrap his arms around you to strengthen and help you.
To the family and friends of Jim Hager I was a big fan of hid when was on Hee Haw so I hope he is making the angels smile in heaven.So Rest In Peace.
My condolences to the Hager family. I have many fond memories of me & my family watching Jim & Jon on Hee Haw when I was a little girl and even got the chance to meet them when I went with my Mom to the "Calf Scramble" here in Meridian, many years ago.
You were one of my favorite stars on Hee Haw!! I will never forget your talent, your kind personality and your charm. You and Hee Haw are my fondest of childhood memories!! May God bless you!!
I am saddened to learn of Jim's passing. I had the pleasure of meeting both Jim and Jon many times in the late 1960's and early 1970's. My dad was Buck Owens' pilot and I got to go with Dad and Buck to many venues where the Hager Twins appeared.
Being a teenage girl at the time I of course had a huge crush on both of them and never could decide which one I liked better!
My heart goes out to Jon and the rest of his family at this time. I will play their music tonight and remember the good times.
Rest in peace Jim and say "hi" to Buck, Don and Dad for me.
Jim will be missed. I have watched he along with his brother for many years on Hee Haw. He was a fine actor and great singer.
Our condolences to the Hager family. Jim and Jon were a joy to watch on tv. Jim will be missed
sorry for the loss...Thanks for the memories! luved them both
My favorite was Hogans Heroes.
Thanks for the memories Jim.
Another good one gone to soon. Jim will be singing in heaven with Buck Owens and the rest of the country singers that have gone on. May God Bless Jon and the rest of Hager family.
Jon and family: My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always. I met you both when I was 18 and am proud to say that I am now 57 and still a fan and most importantly a friend. I have so many wonderful memories of my trips to see you both all over the country. Thank you for your friendship and smiles.
Love and Prayers,
Gerry from "Boston".
THE HAGER'S WERE A STAPLE OF HEE HAW, IT WOULD'NT BEEN THE SAME WITHOUT THEM.JUST LIKE BUCK AND ROY THEY WERE HEE HAW. ONE OF A KIND.
Being an identical twin myself, this is heartbreaking to Jon on losing Jim. My condolences to the family.
Please accept our sympathies in the loss of Jim Hager. We had many happy moments from Jim and his brothers work. We will pray for your family.
We ask God's Special Blessings, Healings, and Love be ever afforded the family, friends, and fans of Jim Hager. And may our Lord Jesus Christ furnish His Peace and Tender Mercies. Also, we request the Guidance and Comfort of our Blessed Holy Spirit be included.
In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul. Psalm 94:19 (KJV)
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27 (KJV)
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13 (KJV)
Music, when soft voices die
Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory—
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.
Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heaped for the belovèd's bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on.
By Percy Bysshe ShelleyThe Poetry Foundation
so very sorry to hear of the passing of jim.we share your pain and sorrow and only hope that your pain will be replaced with happy memories.gods speed to you all.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well-lived.
He will Be Missed I watched the show alot
There is another angel singing in heaven! May God be with you during this difficult time of loss, and comfort you knowing Jim is in His care.
I'm sorry for your loss. The Hagar twins went to our house one time and I got to enjoy their music from our home besides seeing them on HeeHaw. I watched it all the time an having to get to meet them in person made it even more fun to see them on T.V. Rest now with the Lord Jim. I look forward to watching you perform again in Heaven. God Bless the Hagar family and try to comfort them now.
I am very saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Jim. My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Hee Haw was my favorite show. I loved to see the Hager Twins. God Bless you. Virginia Hoge Williams
So sorry to learn about Jim. The Hager twins modeled decency and a love for Jesus. A special prayer to Jon. You have to feel the loss the most. God Bless.
Hard to believe he was 66 boy its a real shocker.We always enjoyed him and his brother on Hee Haw. Well to the big Hee Haw in the sky rest in peace old buddy.
Jim, I can't really believe you're gone. You were a great inspiration to me and friend. Your up beat larger than life personality seemed never-ending and so young... like somehow you'de never die. You won't in my heart. You really touched my life and I know countless others too. Your great spirit is still here with me. Love ya, Julie Anne
the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you
continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Jon, My deepest sympathy to you, and the entire Hagar Family. I will forever remember the fun we had performing with you,and Jim. Bob
My prayers are with the family, I had the pleasure to meet Jim & John several years ago. Just remember to lean on God, he will help you through this time.
Thanks so much for all the wonderful memories of Hee Haw. May Jim rest in peace. God Bless his family.
My condolences on the loss of your brother. It is very difficult when someone dies so suddenly and I pray that you and your family will find God's Peace through this ordeal.
I was so sorry to hear about Jim. I always enjoyed the twins on Hee Haw. My sympathies to Jon and the Hager family. May God be with you during this difficult time.
Thank you for the laughs you gave me during my youth while watching you perform. God bless your family,
To live Eternal Life in the full and final sense is to be with God as Christ is with him, and with each other as Christ is with us.
I sat, talked and had coffee with Jim a lot of times this past year and I am so blessed that he made me laugh again and again on so many days that I wanted to just cry. He was a gift to all of us for so many years! I will miss him and I look forward to the days that I will laugh with him again in Heaven. Peace & love to Jon and all of Jim's family.
When I was a kid, every Saturday night, we watched Hee Haw. Rest in Peace Jim!!!!
As a youngster growing up in Danville, Va, I watched Hee-Haw on many Saturday nights, so I almost felt like the Hager brothers were a part of my family; witty, funny, and an odd sense of humor, they really knew how to keep you on your toes. May God grant unto you all comfort and his peace as you endure this trying time in your lives.
I'm very sorry at the loss of Jim. I grew up watching them and feel like I've lost a part of my youth in knowing that he has gone on. I know that we will be seeing him again and that's what makes Christ so Great. Please have faith in this time of grief.
To The Hager Family;
I used to and still do watch Hee- Haw, and i am going to miss Jim, your prayers will always be with you and your family. Go with God.
To the Hager Family: I was so sorry to hear the news, My family and I have watched Hew Haw for years, a terrific show, I can truley relate to this, I'am an twin, we look exactly alike, She is still here, I can't image her not here, but remember, you have had such a blessed family,a wonderful life together, he is in God's beautiful garden free from pain and now up on that white cloud with his wings and halo on, may the Lord keep your family safe, his love and faith and strong spirit will comfort you and keep you strong, by the way my sister and I just adored you both, you were our boyfriends!!! Sooo cute!!! From Rena and Dena, the twins!! May God Bless your family today and always, Jim will always keep smilimg down on his family. When you hear someone singing and playing the gutar and clapping you know that Jim is near.. Bless you all!!!
My deep condolence for your loss,I didn't know Mr. Hager i just wanted to tell you that the Bible give a hope for our loved one . Jesus promise under God's Kingdom we look to see our loved one again on a paradise earth under right condition. No more sickness or death.
so sorry to hear of Jim Hager passing ,always love to hear him and his twin brother sing and enjoyed when they were on hee haw and always will remember them as great singers prayers are with you all
We are so sorry to hear of Jim's death. I too am a twin, and this is devestating to me. The Hagers were so wonderful and made Hee Haw what it was.
May God bless your family, and may He give you the added measure of faith you need. Our hearts are saddened.
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
so sorry for your loss may God be with you
I talk to Jim and Jon in chicago. thay was going to la calif.i was at the airport in chicago.Sorry to hear about jim
may you find the peace of God, im so sorry to hear about Jim may we all meet again
To the Hager Family:I grew up watching the twins on Hee Haw and loved the show as I had a personal older friend on the show in the personage of Archie Campbell. I knew the Campbell family pretty well as they were from my hometown. I thought the twins were just so cute and always wanted to meet them. I loved their music and their personalities. I know that they are up in Heaven putting on a Hee Haw show and just waiting on the others to join them. May God's peace and comfort flow upon you in the coming days.
hager family, so sorry to hear the passing of your brother so young. the loss of some one so close is difficult to bear.we share your grief.
Rest Eternal Jim~~my deepest condolences to you Jon for the loss of your twin brother and to Jim's entire family. May God be with each of you~~
To the Hager Family:
I was sorry to hear of the loss of Jim. I grew up watching Hee-Haw. I hope that you can find comfort in knowing that you have the prospect of seeing Jim again. God promises a New Heaven & Earth, with no more sickness, pain. or death. Peace be with your family.(Rev.21:1-4.)
I'm so very sorry for your loss.
I went to Maine Township High School with the" Hager Twins "---such talented young men!! Watched HeeHaw often. I wish the Hager Families peace.
My sympathy to Jon, having twins myself, I understand the great loss. You will be in my thoughts & prayers & know that all of your fans will be thinking of you & remember all the great times you both had entertained.
My heart goes out to Jim Hager's family. I grew up with the twins Jim and Jon on Hee Haw as well as all the crew on the show. He will be missed. They really made the show worth watching....
So sorry for the loss of your twin brother. You will be in my prayers. As a twin myself I can understand the pain that you are feeling. Please know that our LORD is holding you & your family in HIS hands.
I loved hee haw; I watched it every sunday night with either set of grandparents that I was visiting that weekend. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Hager family.
My sympathy to Jim's twin,Jon, and all of the family. Enjoyed them while they were on HeeHaw....good clean fun.
Father we entrust our brother Jim to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Jim in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathies.
Jim was a great entertainer; we always enjoyed his singing. Condolences to his brother and family.
I'm just now hearing this and I'm devastated. I grew up with Hee Haw and the Hager Twins were my first crush. They pesented themselves as fine young men and so wonderfully talented. Jim will be dearly missed. My prayers to all his loved ones.
May God bless you in your time of sorrow. Jim made a lot of people happy. Know that you are in my prayers.
Sympathy goes to Jim's family and twin brother. Both were a joy to watch on "Hee Haw". I loved their music. He will be in our hearts forever, but is now at a much more better place. May he rest in peace!
I remember watching the twins when I was a little girl.God bless his family.