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Ralph Waite 1928 - 2014
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May 22, 2017
I know this entry is late, but he was the father I wished I'd had. Amazing actor. Still watch the Waltons. RIP, Ralph....you are missed.
May 17, 2017
What was expressed via TV was a loving concern for each other. Very little contention. Tranquility among their
busy family life. That's my view.

Ralph set a great example: a timeless
role as a husband,parent & father.

God Bless Ralph and the entire cast for
giving us the reality of family life.

From a Parent of 6 Children.
April 07, 2017
Ralph Waite was cool,when it came to the walton s he made you wish that you were part of that family,and I definitely would rather live with a struggling tight family held together by a man like john Walton who was a man Ralph Waite not only brought to life but gave incredible depth and reality to. Not to mention some of his various other roles,he was even fun to watch as a nasty guy in his appearance in Charles Bronson's film ChatosLand,Ralph Waite you were cool and we can keep brining you home in your TV and movie roles god bless ya Ralph your one of many fans,Rob Pollard
March 24, 2017
He was the purist example of how to be a " Dad" on "The Walton's" and an excellent actor. He will be greatly missed. RIP
February 26, 2017
The best fathher figure I will come close too,as a small child I would curl up on sofa to watch Mr .Waite to give his wise counsel to all his children . He sure does love alot people from every culture . I surely feel empty as tears stream down my face. He was truly my father in every since of the word even thought I will never get to tell him
November 25, 2016
September 01, 2016
God bless you. Rip.
June 01, 2016
Rest in peace! You are truly missed. I look at the Walton's all the time and I think about you. You will always be remembered!
May 26, 2016
He is truly missed but we will always have the Walton's to fall back on. He is always a great father
May 02, 2016
Watching the Walton now 2/5/16 family love lasts forever
April 28, 2016
Our family loved the Waltons and everythingit stood for. Thank you for your wonderful way of showing us a large family loving one another despite all their differences. Brenda Milton
April 17, 2016
So sad..! I loved him in the Waltons! I watch two episodes every night here in Ireland. Only watched two last night 14/4/16..! Thank you for years of entertainment in my sitting room! I also thought he was a very handsome man! May you rest in peace! Never forgotten in this little part of Ireland!! Xx
January 16, 2016
A great loss,
January 15, 2016
The father many of us wish we had been born to! Good night "Daddy".
January 12, 2016
Revelasion .21.3.4.5.es una muestra de lo que sera sin el sufrimiento para la humanidad
December 11, 2015
Just watch the finale of ncis and it brought home no more papa gibb. RIP ralph waite. GBNF x
November 19, 2015
Ralph Waite was my favourite TV Dad of all time. I loved his kindness and unconditional love towards every single one in his family. He loved them all equally and always had time to listen. I felt very sad to hear of his passing.

Rest in Peace 'Daddy Walton'
You left a forever memory in our hearts.
September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015
One of the best Tv Dad,ever. Mr. Waite will be sadly miss but all those wonderful life lessons his Tv charater (John) taught on the show "The Waltons" will live on.
September 03, 2015
I never met Mr. Waite, but I would have loved to. His true character showed through as John Walton, Sr. His acting was the best I've ever seen. I still watch ever episode of the Walton's and enjoy him.

Patsy Berumen (Claremont, CA)
August 09, 2015
You made my Thursday nights better throughout my childhood and for that I thank you. You live on in my heart.
May 31, 2015
We met in Dubuque. You are the Brother of Bill and Bob, as I am. I know you will be at the meeting in heaven when I arrive. See you then.
February 15, 2015
A great actor who brought a fatherly warmth & love into our homes. No one could live up to 'Pa' Walton & he was brave & very honest to admit that, but I think that shows how much of the character was in the man & indeed in how well he portrayed him 'how much of the man was in the character!'
Rest in peace Ralph.... you will be dearly missed!
January 20, 2015
To the family of Mr. Waite and also to his "Walton Family". What a wonderful tv show. Me and my children never missed one episode. I just last year bought all the seasons for my grandchildren as a Christmas gift. My one granddaughter was named Elizabeth after the Waltons Elizabeth. But, i want to tell you all of you have my deepest sympathy. And all of you will be in my thoughts and prayers. May our Lord Jesus and St. John Paul 2nd fill all of your hearts with PEACE. With peace & love. CaroleAnn Underwood
January 02, 2015
I wish all fathers could be like John Walton as played by Ralph Waite.The world has lost some-one special.We will never be able to capture that kind of personality again.
January 02, 2015
I wish all fathers could be like John Walton as played by Ralph Waite.The world has lost some-one special.
November 07, 2014
You were the Dad and Father everyone wanted as their Dad.
Growing up watching The Waltons was always a special time for me.
They couldnt have picked a better man and actor to be both Kevin Costners father and Leroy Jethro Gibbs' dad.
You touched the hearts of many generations the world over sir.
Rest In Peace Always. You will never be forgotten and always missed!!
October 21, 2014
For The Waite Family & his Show Family I'm deeply sorry of your loss ;-(. I didn't even know he was sick I'm very sorry it had too happen too a nicer Guy he didn't care what People look like or who they where that shows me how nicer he rely was ;-( ;-( ;-( I'm very sorry.
August 24, 2014
i watched the waltons from the begining to end so many times and watched his other programmes. he will be sadley missed
August 19, 2014
May the Beautiful Memories of you loved one provide solace and strength to you and your family during this difficult time. May you also find comfort in God's promise of life without end in Paradise. Matthew 5:5 , Acts 25:15
August 19, 2014
May the Beautiful Memories of your loved one provide solace and strength to you and your family during this difficult time. May you also find comfort in God's promise of life without end in Paradise. Matthew 5:5 , Acts 25:15
August 14, 2014
Ralph Waite will always be a treasured icon in my family. He truly knew how to be a father as John Walton and will never be forgotten
August 03, 2014
The Waltons was my favorite TV show. It put me back to those times which were actually before my time, But the Mts and thw way the family were so close knit was wonderful to see,especially in theses times. Some of the items in the house reminded me of my gramma place on the farm,things you dont see these days. I am sure you are in heaven where all good ppl go and will be re united with the other crew , your Walton family, God Bless You,,.. Someone in Ontario
July 24, 2014
Sometimes the death of a loved one hurts so deep that it takes a long time to over come it. At my mothers funeral The hurt was so deep until the pastor said....God did not take your loved one away, He merely welcomed them home. Thank you Mr. Waite you were the dad to millions of us who watched the Waltons. May you rest within God's loving arms now and forever. Job very well done.
July 15, 2014
It is still hard to believe Mr. Waite has passed. He was a great inspiration, even teaching me how to be a better Father to my own Sons. His personality shone through all the years he played the Father on the Waltons, and on to the Walton movies. He will be sorely missed.
June 29, 2014
Thought you might like to see this link : http://www.purepeople.com/article/ralph-waite-mort-du-pere-de-gibbs-dans-ncis_a136555/1

It says : "Le monde est drôlement mauvais tel qu'il est sans que tu en rajoutes". Une phrase de "Jackson" que beaucoup de jeunes aujourd'hui en France devrait apprendre. Goodbye Jackson...you will always be an inspirational actor.

The French part quotes his NCIS saying that "The World is bad enough without you adding to it"...and goes on to say that many French youngsters should learn this adage and that Jackson (of course Ralph) will always be an inspirational actor.

Happy Memories...
June 28, 2014
my name is bobby the walton is my favorite tv show also
June 25, 2014
You to me were family . As you all sat around that table poor in wealth but rich in love I do with my own children . Thankyou an goodnight may you always be bright an have that twinkle in your eye x
June 22, 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful portrayal of an Appalachian father who could do anything he set his mind to, a quintessential American, independent, innovative, kind-hearted and hard-working. Future generations take note and let Earl Hamner's characters and Ralph's, Will's, Michael's and Ellen's portrayals teach you how to live your lives. The real people they represent built this Nation out of trees and dirt.
June 22, 2014
Happy Birthday Papa
June 14, 2014
Nothing soothes my soul more than a pair of old dusty jeans, a pair of braces, a twinkle in the eye and a smile that reflects all that's good in the world with honesty and integrity. Thank you for all the memories, 'goodnight daddy' from accross the pond xxxxxxx
June 09, 2014
We love and will miss you,the waltons was and always will be my favorite tv show. I have told my children that's how a family should be.
June 08, 2014
Rip just watched NCIS dedication episode lots of memories thank you for all of them
June 06, 2014
To Mr. Waite's family from a loyal Walton fan in Canada:
He is part of you always, but for us, the Walton family fans,
Mr. Waite brought honesty, realism, sincerity, humour, steadfastness, and strength to the Walton clan and to all of us who welcomed him into our homes every week. Every family needs a persona like John Walton, and all of us are grateful for the transparency and kindness that Ralph Waite added to the role. You would know his imperfections, and we can relay to you that his God must have loved him very much indeed to grant him so many talents and so many friends, and we all loved him just the way we saw him, and would have been pleased to know him as a friend apart from his acting if we had ever had that opportunity. If it is a true measure of a man in how much he is missed after he passes, then we hope it brings you, his family & friends comfort to know how great an actor and how good a man Mr. Waite surely was. "Good night, daddy" from your "other" family, who will never forget how special you were.
May 31, 2014
You were the only "Daddy" I ever had.
May 27, 2014
Rest in Peace, you contributed a lot and gave much of yourself to all who enjoyed your roles on TV etc. You will be missed.
May 26, 2014
Good night Mr. Waite/Daddy Walton. We will surely miss you! May God bless your family and give them peace! All of your fans and fans of "The Walton's" are saddened by your death.
May 26, 2014
you where a good father on the Waltons
I enjoy watching the Waltons to the Waite family sorry for your loss your father was a good man I loss my father a few years a go I still miss him
May 24, 2014
The Walton's was my very favorite show! The world lost an exceptional, clean family series and now has lost the Papa and a fine actor. May you rest in peace. Many in the world loved you and still do. It was so wonderful seeing him play Gibbs's father on NICS.
May 23, 2014
I loved Waite on NCIS and Bones the one where he is dancing in the club so funny. He added a lot to both shows and I will miss seeing him god bless a great actor
May 23, 2014
God Bless Daddy Walton
May 23, 2014
God Bless you Mr. Waite, and your family as well. Rest in Peace, Thank you for sharing your gift with us.
May 21, 2014
A Kind heart in our life during Mr. Waites career. We will certainly miss him. Rest in peace kind sir.
May 20, 2014
I sure did like his tv show on the Walton's and ncis god be you
May 15, 2014
Lord be with you and your family
May 15, 2014
Love you always, your the best
May 15, 2014
Rest in peace. You were the best
May 14, 2014
simpa fi right ralph waite is in a better place now now with the cast n crew of the waltons Richard tommus n the cast of ncis mark hamon I know how sad they feel ralph waite was very good ncis n Walton wountain sad mark hamon has lost a angel of true acting in his passing I do feel sad for ralphs family rest n peace ralph Jackson ncis gibbs shadow is gone for ever
May 14, 2014
I loved The Walton's. It was an inspiration to my generation and I wish the show could be shown again to inspire this generation. Thank goodness it is on DVD. He was a great and honest man and perfect as the father on the show. He made us believe. He was an actor that made everything better by just being in it. I wish he had won his runs for Congress. My heart goes out to his family. May God bless them.
May 14, 2014
So sorry for the Waite family who lost a great man, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, nephew and many great friends. My heartfelt condolences go out to you all even though it has been 3 months and a day and I just found out last night on NCIS. Where have I been right, well my husband watches TV. I have one show I watch and he didn't fill me in on Mr. Waite's passing until yesterday. He was a great actor. I used to watch the Walton's everytime I could. Such a great family movie, no cussing, etc. You don't find many good shows on TV anymore like that. God bless his family and watch over them until they meet again someday. Rest in peace Mr. Waite(or as I knew you, the great father on the Walton's). May the Lord bless your family and watch over them and comfort them. Michelle(Camdenton, MO)
May 14, 2014
John Walton. I own the entire series. Tough to let such an example of father and family go. Ralph Waite played the role with such reality it made those of us jealous of not being his child. Such wonderful family values. He takes a part of me with him. No one to replace him.
May 14, 2014
To Mr. Waite. You did inspire a generation of people in The "Waltons", you, Ellen Corby ( Grandma) Will Geer ( Grandpa) will live on in our minds, and in our hearts. I have all of the DVDS and watch them. Goodnight Daddy, Mama, Grandpa and Grandma. Please know that you are all loved and are missed! I wish you were my parents and Grandparents. Mama you just have to live forever! Anne Marie
May 14, 2014
The world lost a great man and great actor. Mr. Waite you will be sorely missed. May God watch over your family until you're together again.
May 14, 2014
Semper Fi my friend. May you find comraderie with the Marines that have gone before you.
May 14, 2014
To the family of Mr. Waite, I am so sorry for your loss. Everyone refers to him as Daddy Walton or as the character he played on NCIS. I did love watching him as a little girl, but he was some ones real father, not just a character. Prayers for the family, Rest In Peace Mr. Waite.
May 13, 2014
I was 10 when the Waltons began and I grew up watching the show, from the first episode to the last. My own family life was chaotic and we were not close. My father was away from home the vast majority of the time. I used to dream of being a Walton, and wished for John to be my father. I'm sure I'm not the only child of the era who felt that way. Mr. Waite was a good man, a good actor and will be missed. To his family, I wish you peace as you grieve the loss of your husband and father. Goodnight, Mr. Waite. Godspeed.
May 13, 2014
Dear Waite Family,
May you find peace in knowing "Mr.Waite" was a child of God, who is well aware of our imperfections.
Thank you for your many years of entertainment. God's speed.
Fondly,
The S. Palega Family
May 13, 2014
You will be missed you were there for most of my adult life and let me enjoy many moments of your acting
May 13, 2014
may God be with his family at this time of needhe was a great father figure everybody loved him very much may God be with him
May 13, 2014
I WORKED WITH RALPH ON THE "NYPD" TV SERIES, IN NYC IN 1967, & ALSO INTHE "STONEKILLER" FILM, WITH CHARLES BRONSON.......JUST A COOL, NICE .....EASY GOING GUY...........JACK ENGLISH.. WEST HOLLYWOOD...5/14/2014.................
May 13, 2014
Heaven now has another angel, rest in peace dear sir!
My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.
May 13, 2014
I have watched you most of my life and have loved you in all your characters, especially as Gibbs's dad. Your perfection in you craft came from a perfection in your personal character. You will be sorely missed. I hope your family and friends find peace in the knowledge that you helped form millions of lives with the characters you portrayed. I have already started my grandkids watching the Walton family on a regular basis, and as they get older will also show them NCIS ( have almost all of the series)
May 13, 2014
To soon gone, but never forgotten!! Rest in peace.
May 13, 2014
Deeply saddened
May 13, 2014
Mr Waite was a great actor and will be missed He played the role of a caring father on screen and in real life. My favorite was the father of Kevin Costner's character in The Bodyguard. RIP Sir.
May 13, 2014
My prayers are with the family of Mr. Ralph Waite. He was the best on The Waltons. And I loved him on NCIS, one of my favorite dramas. He will be dearly missed from the show.
May 13, 2014
You will be greatly missed . I loved you on the Waltons and adored you on NCIS . Sleep with the angels .
May 13, 2014
Our most sincere condolances.
Alexd
Montreal,QC,Canada
May 13, 2014
I still watch the Waltons in reruns. John Walton ,was the father everyone wished they had. He was decent and insisted his children behave the same way. A show everyone could watch and take lessons from ,He will always be missed. Willow ,Glen Burnie, Md.
May 07, 2014
I was very shocked to hear of Mr. Waite's passing i loved him in every thing he ever did i will miss you in NCIS you were wonderful
May 06, 2014
goodbye papa walton and jackson gibbs u will b missed.
May 04, 2014
HE WILL BEE REMBERD FOR PORTRAYING GIBBS DAD ON NCIS SAD TO SEE HIM GO SO SUDDENDY NCIS CAST IS SHOCKED OF HIM GOING SO SOON WAS VERY HEALTHLY
April 30, 2014
Goodnight Ralph.....
April 30, 2014
Ralph Waite will be sadly missed by so many, he reminded me of my dad in so many ways. I grew up with the Waltons always loved watching it and still do to this day. My own Daddy died the 22nd of Feb. and he was only 80. I miss him so much. I know how ALL his family feels. Its hard to let go of those loved ones that go too soon. Daddy Walton will always be remembered as the special Daddy. Good night Daddy and goodnight Daddy Walton!! God Bless you!
April 30, 2014
My husband and I met Ralph and Michael in Petrolia, Ontario at Victoria Playhouse last year. We were overjoyed to meet them as we continually watch reruns of the Waltons. We shook Ralph's hand and I told him I loved him. Helen Gould, London, Ontario
April 30, 2014
I was raised watching the waltons.And I
watched Mr Waite on Murder She wrote.I
also watched ncis.He was a great actor
and seemed to be loved by his fellow
actors.He will be missed by all. Melissa Manley.
April 26, 2014
We will remember you always as the kind and dear soul - John Walton.
April 23, 2014
I was so deeply saddened to learn of your passing. Like so many of us whose hearts you touched, I wish I had been able to meet you. Maybe it was because I was from the family of the "Waltons" and that in itself was special. Our family never missed an episode. More than that, you reminded me so much in so many ways of my father who passed away so many years ago. Rest in peace and know how much you will truly be missed.
April 22, 2014
I always loved you in the Waltons; such a kind and handsome face. I love the whole family of the Waltons.
April 22, 2014
Thank-you You touch my life in both shows NCIS and Walton's I will miss you.....
April 22, 2014
always admired you
April 22, 2014
Thank You God for Mr. Waite and all of "The Waltons" family for sharing with the world the greatest and most precious gift of all...the power of love.
April 19, 2014
What a very handsome man you were!! I am verysorry to hear of your death. I always loved you on TV. May god bless you. Xxx
April 11, 2014
I only wish I could have personally known you. Your character could not have been played any better by anyone else. I watch as many reruns as I can. At 61 I still enjoy your show. TV is better because of your involvement. You are missed Ralph.
April 10, 2014
4-10-2014
We all truely lost a terriffic "father image" as THE WALTONS was a great show. Ralph Waite was great in all of his actiong.He is already missed-too bad we can't have another Walton Movie-Thanks"John Walton" for all of your wisdom and knowledge and historical knopwledge you gave us. MLPippin/Miami,Fl.
April 06, 2014
Just loved Ralph Waite, especially in The Waltons. I watch the Waltons regularly even now. Sincere condolences to his friends and loved ones.
April 02, 2014
you. were great , a real mentor through your character how a man should. act like.
March 28, 2014
I still enjoy watching The Waltons. Please accept my condolences. One can never be prepared for the empty void that's left when a loved one dies. Our Creator promises to give us the strength we need during these times. Ps. 55:22
March 27, 2014
Isn't it funny, a man who was going through hell with his personal life could reach and 'touch' so many millions with his work. He extended himself in the Waltons, and that touched us all. I had the blessing of meeting him in person half a dozen time, and he was always the same - warm and friendly. Rest in Peace buddy, your #1 fan in NY/Richie B
March 27, 2014
As I watch the Walton's on T.V. I am impressed at how stable and solid he is.He will be missed. Joyce Buke
March 27, 2014
Ralph will be sadly missed by many whose lives he touched even if we never met him. RIP.
March 25, 2014
At the present time I am watching an episode of the waltons. Mr waite u live on in our lives. U left a mark in lives that should be carried on today. The show reminds me of the life I lived. Father had own business and a large family but always had room for more to sit at the table or a roof over their head for the night. Stil learning from the show after all these yrs. Love the walton cast.
March 24, 2014
I still watch the Walton's every day sometimes three times a day. I will always remember John Walton. Rest In Peace.
Arlene Askie, New Jersey
March 22, 2014
Ralph , you left such a mark on my life playing Pa Walton. Rest in peace x
March 18, 2014
I still watch the show over and over. Will miss a great man
March 17, 2014
So sorry for the loss of a great "Dad"
March 14, 2014
Will still be watching ( THE WALTONS ) it is so heartwarming....will miss you...RIP ?
March 14, 2014
Loved the Waltons growing up . Mr. Waite was my favorite cast member. Still watch the re-runs when available in our area. God Bless Mr. Waite. RIP!
March 13, 2014
What a wonderful actor! Enjoy your eternal reward, dear man. God Bless your family and friends.
March 11, 2014
MISS YOU ALOT SWEET MAN!!!!
R.I.P..
March 11, 2014
Ralph White, I remember I could hear the music starting and I knew the Waltons were on, such a great actor, as well as a wonderful show. loosing you is just another part of my past gone.I am happy for you that you got to go home to the father. thank you for teaching us about morals and values, as well as family values. They say say those were the good old day!! I believe them! god bless you
March 10, 2014
A little piece of my childhood died with Ralph Waite.
Karen Mathias(Lebanon, PA)
March 09, 2014
MARCEL . WE ENJOYED ALL YOUR MOVIES AND YOU WERE TRUELY A GREAT ACTOR. RIP RALPH WAITE.
March 09, 2014
LYNN HENRY I WATCHED THE WALTONS OVER AND OVER AND I LOVE THEM ,AND ALL THE ACTORS, RIP RALPH.
March 08, 2014
I grew up watching The Waltons and always wanted a father like John Walton. Now in my 50's I have the whole series + the Movie dvd's. I watch them regularly and they give me a sense of peace. I shed a few tears when I read of Ralph's death. He spoke to more than one generation through his acting
Karen - NZ
March 07, 2014
i was so sadden by RALPH waite . i love him on the waltons and one life to live as father matt. rip always kimberlu hamilton oh
March 07, 2014
I was saden to hear of his Passing.To this day I still watch the Waltons on Tv and on any of the Movies that he was in.I'm going to miss seeing him on TV. Rest In Peace Mr. Waite.
March 05, 2014
It is true that a good man leaves such an impact on the world. I grew up watching the Walton's with my family. I continue to watch the Walton's and think about my mom and dad who are no longer with us. Such wonderful memories. Rest in peace. Mary Pollock (Ontario,Canada)
March 05, 2014
I loved watching You On "The Walton Series " as John Walton Sr. You were the best dad, memorable Father on The Waltons... I am proud to say I own all 9 series, and still watch Ralph Waite on The Waltons....You are greatly loved and Missed. My Condolences go out to His Family & Friends as they mourn the loss of Ralph Waite. My prayers go out to the Family.... Good night Pa.... I love listening to Goodnight John Boy, Good night Mary Ellen, Good Night Ben, Good night Jason, Good night Jim Bob, Good night Elizabeth, Good night Ma, Good night Pa, Good Night Grandma, & Good night Grandpa. The Waltons were The best !!! I love you John Waite... Rest in Peace....
March 04, 2014
Truly a man of your craft!!! A class act and humanitarian has been lost... You will be sorely missed!!!!
March 03, 2014
Ralph, you have been deeply loved and have been a sincere blessing to so many people you never knew. I have always felt especially close to you and love looking into your eyes and longing for the peace I found there. You were the father I never had the chance to know. Thank you for all you offered. God's kingdom is enriched by your presence. May He allow you to continue to be an angelic presence in our lives. You truly enriched our lives. P.H. (Charlotte, NC)
March 03, 2014
As a child, I found a since of peace with the Walton's. The role of John Walton was the foundation to this wonderful program. Thank you Ralph Waite for given all of us this special gift. My you rest in peace! Good Night Daddy!
March 03, 2014
god has a special place for people like you and you deserve it god bless
March 03, 2014
To the family and friends of Mr. Waite you have my deepest sympathy for your loss. Please rely upon the God of comfort to give you the necessary comfort to endure this trial.
March 01, 2014
You were a dad for millions of us growing up. Grandpa & Grandma Walton for all you wisdom of life, love and the beauty all around us. Values and morles. Go rest high on the mountain.
February 28, 2014
I watched the waltons here in uk every sunday and have continued to love the series never growing tried of it i would like to say i amsorry to here of mr waite passing he was truely a daddy to us all growing up with the waltons and remembering there valves sleep well daddy walton
February 28, 2014
Ralph was my favorite actor. He will be missed by so many
February 27, 2014
I grew up watching The Waltons with my siblings. What a wonderful show and Ralph Waite was the daddy of us all. I was so glad to see him in NCIS after all thes years and what a great dad to Gibbs he was. You will be greatly missed, R.I.P, hope you are with 'grandpa' xxxx
February 27, 2014
I'm so sad about daddy walton, they will never make a show like the Waltons again. The best show ever made in my opinion. Good night Daddy Walton....xoxoxo
February 27, 2014
I was shocked when I found out that Ralph passed away I have been the biggest fan of the Walton's I still watch it still today an I'm 54 .my biggest wish is to have my family live with me just like the Walton's I have always felt that way .when you watched the show it alway gave you everyday life problems an how they solved them it was real not fake .you could see the love that this family had for each other an how they stood up for each other ,that's why I think it stayed on the air so long an still is you will be missed mr. Ralph Waite aka mr. Walton
February 26, 2014
The Walton Series was and will always be one of a kind!!! There was so many times that I forgot I was actually watching a tv show instead of real life...The emotions, love and loyalty displayed by each and every actor/ actress was absolutely outstanding...not to mention an awsome representation of what God intended life to be...simple, peaceful and full of love of a family!!! God Bless you, Mr. Waite...may you rest in Eternal Peace and Joy!!!
February 26, 2014
I have always enjoyed the waltons and sill do. In facted I still watch the show My friend from school told me about it this was back in the 70/ Love every one of them Especially John/Boy and Mary Ellen Too bad he won.t be able to make another TV show, RIP MR WALTON Your The Greatest.
February 26, 2014
Was so sad to hear about Ralph Waite's death. The show made a great impression on my life and Ralph was an excellent example of a good father and husband. Goodnite Daddy!!
Linda - VA
February 24, 2014
Sorry for your loss. Ps 37:29
February 24, 2014
Thank you for being our Daddy for so many years on the Waltons.
February 24, 2014
Sorry for you loss. Ps 37:29
February 24, 2014
We are so sad about he death of Ralph Waite. WE are still enjoying the reruns of "The Walton" Rest in peace Mr. Waite
February 24, 2014
I grew up watching him in the Waltons, he was a wonderful man, I have read some of what the then kids about working with him, they all considered him dad that was a sign of a wonderful human being, I am sure he is heaven right now where he can be with us all.
February 24, 2014
I have always been a fan of the Walton's it has been one of my favorite TV shows for a long time. And I always loved watching Papa Walton and Granddaddy Walton and hearing the wisdom in advice they always gave their children. You will be greatly missed. May God bless your family with peace and comfort at your parting
February 24, 2014
When the Waltons first came on TV in the 70s, I would go over to my friends' house every Thursday night and we'd pull up our rockers to the TV at 8:00 and enjoy the wonderful stories. Their six-year-old son watched, too. John and Olivia Walton were the best parents and being an only child I loved all the interplay between the siblings. To this day,I watch the Waltons and never tire of reliving all the heartwarming stories and good morals the show portrayed. Good night, Ralph, sleep peacefully in the arms of the Lord.
February 24, 2014
IT WAS A HONER JUST GETING TO MEET & KNOW HIM!!! I WORK @ THE RIVER @ THE THEATER & EVERY TIME HE CAME IN HHE ALWAS SAID HELLO TO ME & ALWAS ASKED HOW I WAS & I SAID I ALWAYS SAID I WAS DOING BEARY, BEARY, WELL!!!!
R.I.P. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY EVERYONE WHO KNEW YOU!!!
GOOD-BY SWEET ACTOR!!!!
February 24, 2014
Grew up watching the Waltons and still watching them today. He was a truly lovely man. Will miss seeing him in NCIS. Have lost a brilliant character actor and a good human being. Thoughts are with his family. R.I.P Ralph
February 23, 2014
The Walton series has touched so many hearts and so many lives on social issues, values, and morals with such profound love that it will always be a hallmark beacon of hope and inspiration for generations to come. Thank you Ralph and the entire cast for the many years of enjoyment for all! Please know that Ralph and his family, will be in our prayers.
John Isaac & Family
February 23, 2014
I will remember Ralph Waite my Congregatonal Minister on Fishers Island, NY back when i was a teenager over 45 years ago. I used to babysit his girls.My condolences to his girls. He was much loved. My maiden name was Hardy
February 23, 2014
I did not know him personally, but saw him on the Waltons, on NCIS, and on Days of our Lives, he was a great actor and he will be missed. God Bless
February 23, 2014
I have patterned my life after John Walton with a small sawmill and high quality woodwork. Thanks so much for all the inspiration you have given my
life. Thanks John Andrew Clough Louisa
County Virginia
February 23, 2014
I still enjoy watching The Walton's. John Walton is the ideal father figure. A genuine man has gone to rest. I'll miss you John. Good night and R.I.P.
February 23, 2014
What an amazing man, who's gifts and talents will continue throughout time. We send our heartfelt prayers to all the family members for your loss.
February 23, 2014
Go rest high on that mountain Mr Ralph ur work is done sure gonna miss ur talent. Fly High
February 23, 2014
To a wonderful actor that everyone loved, you will be missed, in life and on television. You will be greatly missed from all your NCIS & the Walton fans.
February 23, 2014
I was devastated to hear of Ralph Waite's passing. I will always remember you! I will never ever forget you.

I will miss you in NCIS. You brought joy, happiness and so much more to many thousands of households and people throughout the world.. Including my own family..

Rest in Peace. May the love you gave us be passed on to many generations to come.

Semper Fi, Ralph. And Goodbye, Jack.
February 23, 2014
Thanks for showing what a great father was like.
February 23, 2014
Jethro and I will miss him. I hope he found wings in Heaven.
February 23, 2014
I grew up with the Walton's and still love watching it. How times were simpler but still had its many struggles. Back when TV shows were about real life and family. We need shows like that again. I love and will always remember you as Mr John Walton goodnight daddy.
February 23, 2014
Thanks for your wisdom and beautiful smile and humour.
February 23, 2014
So sad to hear of your passing. R.I.P.
February 23, 2014
To a great and wonderful actor,
of Ralph Waite may you rest in peace,
you were like a dad to me, I will miss you.
February 23, 2014
Ralph Waite, you are now in the presence of your Lord and Savior. Rest in Peace dear friend. You will be missed by us all.
February 23, 2014
Ralph Waite, "The Waltons," we dont have these type of family shows anymore. Always calm and holding the family together no mater what. His Parents living their with his family. Real family values. Thanks for the many years of joy. May your family have peace knowing what you brought to so many households.
February 22, 2014
I have always loved watching the Waltons, still do after all these years. Thank you for being a huge part of a wonderful show. You will be missed! RIP. Good night Pa, Good night Ralph.
February 22, 2014
Goodnight Daddy Walton
Will miss you. RIP
February 22, 2014
I love you Ralph Waite. Thank you for all the years of heart whelming entertainment you gave us. Your presence will be SO missed.???



of heart whelming entertainment. I wish I could of met you and shook
your hand. You will be missed. ???
enjoyment you gave us.
February 22, 2014
Mr. Waite,
America lost it's favorite father when you left us. God bless your family that will miss you dearly. Thanks for the goodness you brought to all of us during so many ,many years. Rest high on that mountain. You've done your job here. Rest in peace.
February 22, 2014
I feel as though I have lost a close family member, he was a true role model. God be with your family.. RIP Pa, we love you.
February 22, 2014
You will always be in our hearts. You were the BEST TV father and always will be. You will be missed. Goodnight Daddy..
February 22, 2014
It was a shock to our family. We were watching The Waltons and my daughter saw the news and told me. We love this show and watch it every night and i dont mind saying, it brings tears right now when we see John. RIP sir.
February 22, 2014
You were everybody's daddy. Thank you for showing us all what a loving family is all about. Rest well, goodnight Ralph
February 22, 2014
God bless you! Always will be my favorite father on Tv. Rest in Peace
February 22, 2014
The world and fans of Ralph Waite lost a brilliant, talented actor.
His family lost him. A person of integrity, humour, honour and a lovely soul. They will miss the smiles and twinkle of the eye or the times of family occasions when he should have been with them. His friends will miss him deeply.
We all have in common Memories. Sincere sympathy to the family.
February 22, 2014
my own dear father passed away in december and it was like losing him all over again . the Waltons are my favorite tv show I watch atleast once a day. I too can quote the lines to so many of the shows but I know in my heart he is resting easy with will and ellen and his real life folks too . Love you 4 ever ralph a friend and fan. gail walch
February 22, 2014
We have lost one of the true great actors of our time. Condolences to his family and his TV families. We will miss you and always love you. Good night Mr. Waite, rest in peace.
February 22, 2014
Ralph Waite was the perfect xample of a husband father grandfather. Everyone wish for in his role on waltons and no doubt in real life. At present I am watching walton marathon. I thot when grandpa passed it was hard. I felt like I lost the grandpa I always wanted. It is just as hard losing Ralph. I know you are in Heaven. Rip. I will continue to remember your role model. Sympathy to family and all who knew and loved him. Miss you.
February 22, 2014
John 4:28,29
February 22, 2014
I loved him and the show.
I can sometimes say the next lines in the dialog.
My kids are amazed
February 22, 2014
RIP....THe Waltons has always been my favorite TV series...To this day I watch the reruns...what a great actor you were and will be missed by all of us. Just can't believe you are gone, rest easy!
February 22, 2014
the best farther any one could have god bless melvyn england
February 22, 2014
My condolences for the loss of Mr. Ralph Waite. He was a wonderful actor that I grew up with. He will truly be missed.
February 21, 2014
Rest in peace Mr. Waite.I still watch The Waltons.It was a heartwarming show. You will be missed.
February 21, 2014
I WILL MISS YOU!!!! IT WAS A SO,BEARY, BEARY, HONERED TO KNOW HIM... I WORK @ THE RIVER & HE CAME IN ALOT OF THE TIME!!!! IT WAS ALWAYS A PLEASESURE TO SEE HIM WHENERER HEM IN & SAID HELLO TO ME & WHEN I WASN'T THERE HE ALWAYS SAID WHERE YOU'VE BEEN!!!!
PS. HE PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE...
February 21, 2014
So sad, I watched the waltons when we first had it aired in the UK, and am watching the repeats now, happened by chance, to see that Ralph had passed away, such a shock, a brilliant actor, and many an episode brings a lump to throat, even now.RIP Ralph
February 21, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to the Henson family during this time of sorrow. Be assured that John is peacefully resting in sleep from his hard, but entertaining work. As you comfort each other with the love that you share for each other and for John, allow God to be your refuge and your strength to get you through the days ahead. (Psalm 91:2)
February 21, 2014
Good Night my role modle Father.
February 21, 2014
You were my favorite TV Dad, the Waltons is my favorite show! Nancy Dickinson
February 21, 2014
GOOD NIGHT RALPH
February 21, 2014
You will be dearly miss , my prayers go out to the waite family
February 21, 2014
Thank you for many years of memories. I pray that your family and friends will be comforted during this time. May you rest in peace.
February 20, 2014
Ralph, After all I learned from you, it stings to see you leaxe the earth.
Robb Warren
February 20, 2014
He will be missed.A great actor.
February 20, 2014
Our prayers to the Waite family. You must receive great comfort knowing that Ralph played in such a wonderful family tv series that made all country raised children believe there are alot of good people in this world..
February 20, 2014
RIP, Mr.Ralph Senensky. You will be remembered by millions for your wonderful acting career, and the joy and pleasure you brought into our homes and hearts. May you never be forgotten. I extend my sincere sympathy to the entire Ralph Waite family. May God bless and be with you.
February 20, 2014
Rest in peace Ralph Waite You will be missed
February 20, 2014
I remember when the Walton's first aired back in the early 1970's, I couldn't wait for Thursday night. I was about 10 years old then and would watch this show with my mom. It's a shame they don't have shows like this on television anymore.
Ralph Waite was one of my favorites on the show. He portrayed a very respectful father as well as a man with high integrity. My condolences to the Waite family and the entire cast of the Waltons.
Rest in peace John
February 20, 2014
To the Waite Family.."Waltons" This show was such a part of our family and what Ralph brought to that show will always be remembered. My husband and I to this day watch a episode in the evening together. Seeing him in NCIS was such a joy. As an actor he brought a lot to many people especially us! May your family take comfort in knowing we're thinking about you in your time of sorrow.
With Deepest Sympathy and Love,
BARB
February 20, 2014
Sorry to hear the demise of a wonderful gentleman - loved growing up as a teenager watching THE WALTONS in Australia - Ralph you are in Heaven now
February 20, 2014
You be missed dearly RIP "John Walton"
February 20, 2014
Rest in peace knowing the good values you taught me while growing up. I still to this day watch, and very much enjoy The Waltons. I recently bought the movie collections.
February 20, 2014
RIP. Thanks for the memories you helped make.
February 20, 2014
The best TV dad ever. The world just won't be the same without him. Rest in peace, sweet man and go rest high up on that mountain. Goodnight daddy.
February 20, 2014
Good Night Daddy, Rest comfortably on the mountain with Grandma and Grandpa.
February 20, 2014
Good Night Daddy, Rest comfortably up on the mountain with Grandma and Grandpa.
February 20, 2014
Ralph and I were close friends in college. Now,
at 87 years of age, I still ache for the kind of intimate conversations we had then. We talked at length in the 1940's about the conflict between our military past and the kind of people we wanted to be.

It was always crystal clear to me that his success as Pa Walton was a function of the fact that he was really being himself.

I am personally grateful for his powerful personal gift.
February 20, 2014
If all men could be the son, husband, father and friend that Ralph's character John Walton was......what a wonderful world this would be!! May GOD comfort and hold all those that LOVE this MAN!! Night Daddy !!
February 20, 2014
Rest in Peace Ralph. We will miss you, you were great as John Walton and I loved that show because of all of you. Say Hi to all the other cast we have lost. Heavens gain.
February 20, 2014
So sad you left us loved u on the Walton's but most as Jackson Gibbs you will be missed god bless to his family
February 20, 2014
Good Night Daddy. I feel like I have lost a family member. I just love john walton and the walton family. Rest in peace ralph.
February 20, 2014
rip dear ralph. you were a wonder father to all the Walton kid & a great husband to Olivia & son to Grandpa & Grandma. you were a blessing to me and my family. I can remember the times that my precious Daddy and I would be so touched we would cry.
February 20, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. Mr Waite was such a good actor I would watch the waltons all the time when I was growing up, I also enjoyed watching him on NCIS. He will be missed by all. I hope you find peace in this hard time of your life
February 20, 2014
Goodnight , Daddy - wow what a wonderful man & father on the Walton's ! Thank you for sharing that with us ! RIP Ralph !
February 20, 2014
Thank you for the inspiration. Good night Ralph Waite and God bless.
February 20, 2014
My heart goes out to the Waite family. May God be with you in grief.
February 20, 2014
Good night Papa Walton and thank you for all the great entertainment you provided.
February 19, 2014
To the family of Ralph Waite so sorry for your lost. A good man,actor,and friend to many. god Bless. And good night John Walton. From Jason and family.
February 19, 2014
I always wanted to meet him and the rest of the cast of the Waltons. Golly gee all the cast members seem to be dying and leaving prior to I meeting them. He was like a daddy etc.. as well to me since I loved him and the show too. I may of have been born in 1978 but, I had loved watching The Waltons in reruns and I own all the Waltons movies but,only season one, season seven and season eight on dvd. I love everyone from the show who played as his family and close nit friends. I will always love sweet Ralph who was also John Walton ,I'm so sad to see him go from this world but, I know that Ralph will become an angel in Heaven watching over us. I wish that he was still alive cause I wanted to chat with Ralph in person. Maybe the remaining cast members from that show will find the time to meet me in person. May you rest in peace Daddy John Walton/Daddy Ralph old enough to be my grandpa or my older father who I will still hear his sweet voice and advices through the classic reruns indeed for he will live alive like the other cast members who past away to live up in the Lord's home. I wish to God that I can do something for his family and for his t.v. family.. Goodnight Daddy John Walton/Daddy Ralph Waite whom I will always remember ,miss and love forever more. Thanks for all of your advices from your acting on one of my all time favorite shows. In some ways I always felt as if I were on the show sitting around the large kitchen table with you or driving around in your lumber truck!! Keep on trucking in Heaven my friend. Your devoted fan and wishful dreamer to be part of the cast of the Walton family. I Love You. Rest in Peace.
February 19, 2014
God bless. See you on the other side.
February 19, 2014
Well loved for years as Pa Walton and Jackson Gibbs. Such a loss will be felt for a long time, though the memories will live on forever. May the Lord hold you close in his loving arms.
February 19, 2014
Goodnite daddy may ypu rest in peace.
February 19, 2014
Sleep peacefully, Mr. Waite. You have entertained us for so long--you have earned your rest.
February 19, 2014
My sincere condolences to the Waite and "Walton" families. After 40 years of watching, Mr Waite was by far #1 tv dad of all time. His acting was superb as was an inspiration to all. Actors of today should take note.
February 19, 2014
One of my all-time favorite actors and must have been a good man. I was happy to hear he walked with our Lord. May God bring comfort to his family. I'll miss him...from TN.
February 19, 2014
rip
February 19, 2014
The world has lost the best T.V. and motion picture "Dad". The wise, honest and honorable men he portrayed will forever be loved. Even just the sound of his voice was soothing and reassuring to me. There was a kindness in his eyes and a twinkle of impishness that was an absolute perfect mix. Sleep well in our Father's arms our dear friend.
Terry Trapp
February 19, 2014
Rest in Peace Mr. Waite! You were awesome in Waltons, and fantastic as Gibbs Dad on NCIS! You are truly loved and missed by everyone whose hearts you touched and worked with, as an avid watcher of NCIS, I will miss you humor to Mark Harmons , Gibbs, character!! You fit the role so incrediably well!!!!
February 19, 2014
Mr. Ralph Waite thank you for being the wonderful John Walton.You made such an impact on several generations. I still watch daily on Insp channel.Was also impressed with Papa Gibb on NCIS with Mark Harmon. Condolences to your wife, family and personal friends.
February 19, 2014
I still watch The Walton's reruns. We need more T V shows like this today. So sorry for his family and our loss.
February 19, 2014
i am so heart broken about his death. i know it had to happen, but it still saddens me. i am an avid watcher of bones and ncis, i will sorely miss him. i sure hope that both of these series have an episode abut this loss. i never even read about this, if he just gets a little blurp in People Magazine that is totally not right. i will miss you forever dad, granddad and every person you portrayed..
February 19, 2014
you will never ,ever find a series like the Waltons it makes me miss my home in WV,and growing up with my grandparents,That was the time when families were really close.So sorry to hear of his passing Bernie McQuade Belpre Oh
February 19, 2014
I just love the Walton's and Ralph Waite portrayed such a kind and loving husband, father and grandfather. I enjoyed seeing him again on Days of our lives when he played Fr. Matt. He will be missed greatly. Rest in peace Ralph
February 19, 2014
wish there were series on today as great as the Waltons,Ralph Waite will be sorely missed...goodnight Betty Donaldson
February 19, 2014
I feel like I've lost a family member. Rest in peace. Goodnight.
February 19, 2014
Thank you. Was like having a father always there,from the Waltons to NCIS. You were loved! Rest in peace.
February 19, 2014
I grew up watching the Walton's and still enjoy watching it even today ,what a great series which I'm sure will be watched for many years by many people what a fantastic footprint to leave behind in history. He was a great actor and will be sorely missed
February 19, 2014
Good bye, Ralph
February 19, 2014
"I love the waltons.Good night Ralph Waite"
February 19, 2014
I felt so sad when I saw Mr. Waite's obituary. It was as if I had known him personally. I absolutely loved ‘The Waltons' and Mr. Wait was one of my most favorite characters in the show. In his role, he was the essence of a kind gentle man. If he was anything like his character, he was a wonderful person. I believe that had to be his real personality for him to have played the part so well. I would like to offer my most sincere condolences to his family and all of his many friends. May your sweet memories along with the comfort from God carry you through this difficult time (John 5:28, 29; Revelations 21:3, 4).
February 19, 2014
I love the Waltons. I watch everyday at 5:00 on Vision TV. Ralph Waite was amazing as the patriarch of the family and the husband of Olivia. So kind, so smart, so understanding.
Thank you, Mr. Waite, you really affected my life.
Shelley
February 19, 2014
I'm very glad I met you a few times in person in NY, it was an answer to a few prayers. I admired you for your talent and humanity. You were terrific to meet and I was a bit nervous, but you put me at ease immediately. Here's a photo of us at the Provencetown Theater, Greenwich Village, NYC. Rest in Peace. Richie B/your biggest fan from NYC.
February 19, 2014
February 19, 2014
You will be so missed, but you left a fantastic legacy behind you to remember always. Good night Ralph.
February 19, 2014
I love this TV family and will always remember all of them and continue to watch The Waltons. Ralph reminded me so much of my own dad and the Waltons were my "family" when I was far from home and serving in the military. Goodnight "John."
February 19, 2014
I love the waltons good night daddy walton
February 19, 2014
Sorry that I will not get to listen to another one of Ralph's sermons at Spirit of the Desert Fellowship in Palm Desert. He was a sage leader and a true inspiration to many generations.
February 18, 2014
February 18, 2014
I will miss Daddy Walton. I grew up with him
February 18, 2014
RIP Mr. Waite, Good Night Daddy/John Walton Sr. God Speed
February 18, 2014
rip ralph waite will be missed
February 18, 2014
ralph waite so sad see he gone rip your fan linda your family take care
February 18, 2014
The Walton papa will continue in our hearts as we watch the reruns and the beautiful family who taught us so in life and the moral to each episode love and rest in peace
February 18, 2014
Mr. Waite( Mr.Walron) You will be missed. I sitll watch the Waltons . Love the show. You were an exampke of an understanding and loving father. You will be missed. God has welcomed someone special. A loyal walton fan.
February 18, 2014
Lonnie and I Sandy Massie watched the Waltons every night and I watched them in the younger years. I admired Ralph Waite, and I am sure thankful for the fact of his Salvation. I know that one day I will see you again in Heaven talking to Jesus Christ. In Memory Sandy Massie
February 18, 2014
You will be greatly missed, but was glad that you left us with the knowledge that you believe in Jesus and excepted him as Lord and Savior, and with knowing that... I know that I will see you again in heaven. Marie Gail
February 18, 2014
I watched The Waltons religiously back in the 1970's, and each episode helped me so much when I was suffering the pangs of homesickness after leaving home to take my first job. God bless Ralph Waite and the way he played John Walton---like a second Dad for so many of us. May he rest in peace.
February 18, 2014
This show so similar to my husband's family of which I have been a member of for 45 years.
So glad they were a part of my growing up years and continue into my aging years.
Goodnight Daddy Walton!
S.Begley
a Blue Mountain girl of Kentucky
February 18, 2014
What a wonderful actor & I am sure a amazing person. I always watched the Walton's with my kids now I watch the reruns everyday. He was such a great father figure. The best show of all time & should be watched by this young generation. Goodnight, daddy
February 18, 2014
Such a great man who gave so much to all of us thank you daddy walton you will be missed
February 18, 2014
Goodnight. Daddy
February 18, 2014
Words cannot encompass the joy, warmth and love Mr. Waite has bestowed upon me as he did in the role of John Walton. His portrayal of a down to earth, gentle, firm and loving father,husband and son trying to raise a large family through hard times was astutely perfect. One line he said to John Boy rang loudly into my subconscious years ago...while talking to him about his marriage to Olivia he said, "It takes a lifetime to work out your differences."...which I realized meant anything worth while is worth working for..Bless you Mr. Waite for your gift to so many of us that will live on for generations. May you enjoy eternal peace Sir. ?
February 18, 2014
You will be missed.thank u.gail arthur.
February 18, 2014
To the Family and Friends of Ralph Waite:

I join those who mourn your great loss of a wonderful actor and human being. While he acted the role of John Walton, he made the character the type of father every child wished they had. Someone who wanted the best for their family and worked day and night to provide for them during tough times.

One of my biggest regrets was when attending an Awards Ceremony in Williamsburg, VA in the early 90's, learning that Ralph was performing in a play in Norfolk. I tried to get there to see the show and in particular, his performance. Unfortunately, I didn't make it. It, and not the award I received, would have been the highlight of my trip.

Ralph Waite will be remembered for many things. But his ability to conquer alcoholism, may have been his finest accomplishment.

My condolences to his family and friends.
February 18, 2014
Blessings to the "Walton" family as they gather to honor their "husband" and "dad."
February 18, 2014
as our boys were growing up, my husband and I would watch the waltons every evening. it was like an extended family. I still watch it everyday. good night daddy. we will all miss you. Martha Hammond
February 18, 2014
To the Waite family and his "Walton" family

My sympathy on the death of your loved one as well as the "father" who was on my TV every Thursday night during my teen years and beyond.

I truly wish TV could bring back such shows.

A native Virginian, I have visited Schuyler (VA) several times as part of my Walton's "addiction".

He, along with the cast, was an actor who played the part naturally.
February 18, 2014
my all time favorite show. i always dreamed of having a family like the waltons. so sad to hear of ralphs passing
February 18, 2014
I remember sitting around the television, as a young girl, watching a wonderful show, The Waltons. As an adult I enjoyed him playing 'Papa Gibbs' on NCIS. What a wonderful, fulfilling life this man led. We all were blessed to have this man share his craft and life with us. Gonna miss him, terribly. Thank you, sir and I bid you a fond farewell. Heaven has received a wonderful angel.
February 18, 2014
Television Has Lost One Of It's Great actors. My Condolences To His Family And Friends. Thanks Ralph And Goodnight John Walton!!!
February 18, 2014
I grew up watching the Waltons.I just loved the show.Ralph we ail miss you so.Good Night Daddy.
February 18, 2014
RIP Ralph Waite, you will be greatly missed. "Good Night Daddy"
February 18, 2014
We grew up with the Waltons and till this day I still find time to watch. My condolences and prayers to the Waite family.
February 18, 2014
An inspiration to many.thank you for giving of yourself. You made a difference with your life of service. I wish comfort and peace to your personal family, your professional family, and you family of fans.
February 18, 2014

I still watch The Waltons everyday before dinner. Thanks for the memories. May you rest in peace.
February 18, 2014
It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of Ralph Waite or "John Walton" as I will always remember him. The Walton's is one of my all time favorite shows and Ralph's portrayal of John Walton endeared him to myself and so many others. I can't imagine anyone else playing the role! I pray that God will comfort his family in their loss and that the many special memories of times spent with Ralph will bring them comfort. He is gone but not forgotten.
February 18, 2014
My all time favorite show, I love all the Waltons, when my Gram stayed over our house she would say gooodnite to each one of us one by one.
February 18, 2014
We watch you every night on tv we also record them so we can watch them over it's a great pleasure to us we w give are condolences to the family and to the cast we consider you as part of are family
February 18, 2014
I WATCHED THE WALTONS WHEN THEY FIRST CAME ON AND STILL WATCH REREUNS EVERY DAY. I HAVE VISITED THE WALTON MUSEUM IN SCHYLER VA. WE WILL MISS YOU JOHN.
February 18, 2014
My sincere sympathy to the family. May God be your stronghold, for he is aware of those who seek refuge in him.
February 18, 2014
Thank you for sharing your talents with the world. Your portrayal of John Walton has a legacy that will endure for many, many years to come. Touching an audience for so long is not easily done but you did it with class. Gone too soon, may you rest in peace.
February 18, 2014
He epitomized the 'Dad' in many lives. God Bless.
February 17, 2014
My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family and close friends of Ralph Waite. Even though I only knew Mr. Waite as the wonderful tv actor that he was, he made me feel as if I new him on a personal level like a good friend. He will be greatly misses by millions I'm sure but most definately by me!! R.I.P Ralph Waite...you are one of a kind.
February 17, 2014
Rest in peace. Your legacy in your role as a loving and involved father in the Walton series is forever engraved in the pages of time.
February 17, 2014
Good night John and we will miss you RIP
February 17, 2014
I grew up watching the Waltons with my parents and started watching the show again and when Mr Waite passed away I felt my parents passing again. My condolences to the family.
February 17, 2014
Ralph will be missed. From Allan Cales Toledo Ohio
February 17, 2014
Will be missed by many.thank you for the many years of enjoyment you gave to all.may God bring peace to you and your family .
February 17, 2014
you will be missed,Goodnight Daddy,Grandpa,Grandma may we see you all again some dayloved but not forgotten
February 17, 2014
My condolences to the family may God help you endure through your sorrow.
February 17, 2014
I grew up watching the Waltons. I still watch them Monday - Thursday 2hrs a day.I have their dvds also. You will be missed. Night Daddy.
February 17, 2014
RIP MR.WAITE
February 17, 2014
RIP MR. WAITE. MY SINCERE SYMPATHIES GO OUT TO WAITE FAMILY AND ALSO TO HIS TV FAMILY THE WALTON'S.
February 17, 2014
For the Waite family and Ralph's dear friends....he will be missed by more people than you can ever know. How many wonderful hours of entertainment he has brought to my life...and he will live on through his wonderful work more than he could imagine. Thank you his family for sharing him with us, his fans. I was thrilled to meet Ralph at the 40th Waltons reunions, it is something I will always treasure. I'm so sorry for your loss.
February 17, 2014
So very sad to know "Daddy Walton" has passed on. He was a marvelous actor who filled our home with his wit, wisdom, patience, and love for his family. I am sure he was just as marvelous an individual outside of his acting career. He will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
February 17, 2014
I grew up watching and loving The Waltons. I was able to see him on Days of Our Lives. A true actor and a Great Man.
February 17, 2014
Much love to Ralph's family and friends. He was one of a kind.
February 17, 2014
A great man and a great actor!! I have admired him since I was a kid. I have always felt that I learned as much about fatherhood from watching Mr. Waite on the Walton's and my father as well. I lost my father this past year and it hurts and ironically it hurts knowing that now Mr. Waite too has passed. The Walton's series is still my all time favorite family to watch on TV. I know I've watched each episode at least three to four times in my lifetime. I pray the Waite family be at peace with Gods strength. Mr. Waite is now walking the streets of gold as my dad is. Rest in peace. You are missed.
February 17, 2014
There are people you do not know or will never know. However mr waite was a wonderful human being that we all loved to watch. I feel so bad. Why do the good have to go. Rest on waltons mountain.
Noreen in iowa.
February 17, 2014
Our sincere sympathies go out to the Waite Family. We were truly heartbroken to learn of Mr. Waite's passing. We watched "The Waltons" when we were young and now we enjoy watching with our children. He will always be apart of our family. May he rest in peace. "Goodnight Daddy"...
February 17, 2014
This was one of the best shows on Tv Ive seen all the shows and I can watch them over n over it was a good decent show Mr Waite will truelly be missed.He came into our homes and touched our hearts Thank you for giving us a touch of what family life should be about.We love and miss you God Bless his family
February 17, 2014
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Ralph's passing. As a little girl, I grew up watching him as Daddy on The Waltons and always felt as if he was a part of my own family.

He will forever be remembered and my thoughts and prayers are with you as you grieve this tremendous loss. Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing him with us all.
February 17, 2014
Rest in sweet peace. You were always my favorite walton and i probably had a bit of a crush on you,, too. Your legacy will live on.
February 17, 2014
You will be missed father Walton.
February 17, 2014
Dear waite family.we will always remeber ralph waites role in the series waltons mountain.he was a wonderful actor. He will be dearly missed. God bless u all.
February 17, 2014
U will be in our hearts forever evertime I watch the waltons I will think of u rest in peace on waltons mountain my friend and god bless Ur family
February 17, 2014
I will miss u I watched Ur show. On the waltons u will be missed u have always expired me as a mentor. Ur legacy will never die Ur an inspiration to me wish I could have had a loving father like u
February 17, 2014
I love him on the Waltons! Thank-you for sharing your talent with the world. God bless the Waite family during your time of great loss.
February 17, 2014
Rest in Peace
February 17, 2014
Dear Waite family, I just want you to know how much we loved seeing him on The Waltons as well as NCIS. What a wonderful man who added so much joy to the world. I'm sure God has a special place in heaven for him. My deepest sympathy.
February 17, 2014
Im sad to see that Ralph Waite has passed away.I always admired the man and the actor.
February 17, 2014
Growing up, I watched the Waltons every Thursday night. I now watch the reruns daily. Thank you, Mr. Waite, for being a part of my childhood. My deepest sympathies to the family.
February 17, 2014
February 17, 2014
For many of us around the world, there is a hole in our hearts that Ralph Waite filled. Thank you from the McCarthy's in Pittsburgh, Pa.
February 17, 2014
A picture of Ralph Waite should be in the dictionary under the word "Father"....The character of John Walton represented everything that that a father should be.... he was strong-wise-funny and lived his life with integrity and was never afraid to stand up for his beliefs or stick up for any person he felt was being wronged. He loved his family with every ounce of his being and he was there for anyone who needed help whether it was family-neighbor-friend or stranger. Ralph brought the character to life and did it so wonderfully. I am reminded of so many special moments in the show that he was a part of but my favorite was when John Boy was in the hospital with a head injury from an accident at the mill. Everyone had left for church and he is alone with his thoughts. On his face you could read all the emotions he was going through-"frustration- worry-sadness-anger and tears." He did that without any lines and to this day it was one of the most brilliant 5 minutes of acting I have ever seen. I think the reason he could do this so well besides being very talented was because there was alot of John Walton in Ralph. It is so obvious by all the comments from all the remaining cast how much he was loved by them. To the ones who played his children he was a second father-to Michael a dear friend. I loved seeing Ralph in other roles but John Walton will be his legacy. I loved the whole cas but he was and will forever be my favorite character of the show. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his loved ones and to the cast of the Waltons. Thank you Ralph- I am so thankful you will live on in the 9 seasons of The Waltons and the Walton Movies...Good night Mr. Waite-may god bless you give you a special place in heaven for all the lives you touched in your lifetime.
February 17, 2014
thanks, for letting people, be a john boy, for a moment.
ha, a world is large, but between lost is found.
thanks

February 17, 2014
Good night, God bless Mr Waite. from Vivien in England.
February 17, 2014
bear stand at the mountain,
within a coat comes a champion.
the way of the world , then was patience.
a sad day, seems certain, everyday, yet this passing of a hero, lives as much as the vapors of the blue ridge.
keep on trucking, nation of travel, and may the blessing, of all of us, who lived their history, take the ride.
joe h. Walton
white stone, va.

ha lost for a Walton, is a gain for water`s goodness.
February 17, 2014
Ralph, I'm so sad. All your fans all over the world will miss you!
February 17, 2014
I will miss you greatly. Rest in peace.
February 17, 2014
John Walton was the father that I wish mine was. The li 've and care he showed the family was great. I also liked to watch Mr. Waites short run series after the Walton and on Days of Our Lives. Rest in peace Mr. Waite.
February 17, 2014
Dear Waite Family
I wanted to thank you for sharing Ralph with the rest of the world. His talent has brought so much to our lives. He was a great teacher and father figure to all who listened. So many around the world is missing him right now... I can only imagine how you must be missing him too. Much love to you all. ~Nickie Wallace~
February 17, 2014
This was a good man and wonderful role model for all to follow today. Our present times needs to see role models today. Maybe his spirit will touch folks today as they watch the Waltons. You will be missed.
ENS
February 17, 2014
Ralph..you made our young lives so very happy by watching your show each day that it came on...I will remember you always with the fondest of memories..we loved you very much then and we love you very much still...you will be missed more than words can say.
February 17, 2014
So sorry to hear of Mr. Waite's passing. I so love THE WALTONS, and it makes my heart feel good & sacred to watch the shows. God bless his family.
February 17, 2014
I have watched The Walton's for many years. We never miss a day. The past few years I got my husband watching. He to has come to love this family show. This is a show we watch every night as we sit down to dinner. Thank you Ralph for the memories.
February 17, 2014
NEVER FORGOTTEN GOOD NIGHT MR WAITE
February 17, 2014
RIP Ralph Waite You will be miss.
February 17, 2014
Sorry for the loss of a man who brought so many hours of entertainment that was so pleasing to watch.I will always love and watch the Waltons. Good Night Ralph.
February 17, 2014
Words cannot express how saddened I was to hear of Ralph Waite's passing. When I was growing up, I longed for a father like John Walton; an honest, hardworking man of integrity, patience, compassion, wisdom and a deep love for his family that was always evident, as they were his first priority. He was a father not only to the Walton children, but to children everywhere who needed him and I feel like I've lost my father. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, friends and loved ones and to his extended family; us the viewers, whose lives you touched. Thank you Mr. Ralph Waite, God Bless you and rest in peace.
February 17, 2014
The Best Father in the History of Television. I am so glad I got to meet him at the 40th anniversary. My favorite scene with him comes from 'The Air Mail Man' when he was telling Paul Michael Glaser what it is like being a father. He should have won an Emmy for acting. He should also have won an Emmy for directing 'The Baptism' episode. Loved all the talks between John and John-Boy--and the way he always calmed Olivia down when she was in a tizzy.
February 17, 2014
We will always remember you.
February 17, 2014
Ralph, by being a part of the extended Walton family you gave me the daddy I haven't had for many years. I am so blessed to have met you and you will always be in my heart. Much love.
February 17, 2014
My deepest condolences to all who knew and loved Ralph Waite. I only have the pleasure of knowing him through his work, but his gift has touched me deeply--as it has many, many others around the world. He left such a beautiful legacy in this world, so much more than most. May God bless him and hold him close as He holds those who mourn him now. Our loss is Heaven's gain.
February 17, 2014
You touched the lives of many people, you live on in our hearts, and you will be missed
February 17, 2014
What a versatile actor Ralph Waite was. He did a fantastic job at John Walton on "The Walton's" a compassionate caring father rearing children during the difficult days of "The Depression years. Then to come back as the "feisty" father to Mark Harmon's 's "Jethro Gibbs" on NCIS. The two roles showed a diversity of characters that Ralph portrayed so beautifully. His artistic abilities will be missed. To his family, I offer prayers of condolences as well as those of comfort for the difficult days to follow..
February 17, 2014
I never had the pleasure of meeting Ralph Waite ,however because of him I knew and loved John Walton. Thank you.xx
February 17, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 17, 2014
To have lived such a full life... to work in an industry that you love... to be recognized for creating a character so close to millions of Americans... and to be a husband, father, grandfather and friend to so many... what a legacy.

Ralph Waite made a difference in the world, and we are all better for that.
February 17, 2014
You spent every Thursday evening in our home for many wonderful years. Thank you and Godspeed...
February 17, 2014
Ralph Waite IS the TV dad I always wanted to have. I wanted to jump through the TV screen and be adopted by the Waltons when I was a kid/teen,a huge part of that is because of Ralph's character John Walton. A loving caring man, great father, no nonsense, a man of integrity. I can't think of a better father figure in TV history than John Walton. Thank you Mr Waite for the entertainment you brought us. My thoughts go to your family at this time.
February 17, 2014
The world, Walton fans, and the acting community has lost a truly great man.
May we all learn a little from his life and strive for the best in helping others.
Good Night Ralph!
February 17, 2014
We still watch re runs every night. Such a wonderful example for our children. We loved him on N C I S. So sorry for the loss of a wonderful man. I will watch movies now that I did not know he as in. As a Presbyterian, he will also be in my prayers.
February 17, 2014
You've touched so many lives through your role as John Walton and through your honesty with how playing the part changed your own life. Thank you! My prayer is that many more will be touched by your testimony and one day meet up with you in heaven to thank you for it. God Bless you and your family.
February 17, 2014
When I heard the news I cried. I watch The Walton's everyday, and mourn the loss of the actor's and actresses of the show who have died. We will miss you Ralph Waite, rest in Gods arms.
February 17, 2014
I was so sad to hear of the passing of Ralph Waite.An amazing man and actor.My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Waite family at this difficult time. Daddy Walton you will be forever missed,but never forgotten.Say hi to Grandma and Grandpa from all the Waltons fans.xoxox
February 17, 2014
Mr. Waite,
You brought a new generation of fans to you as Jackson Gibbs. Thank you for the memories that I have been able to share with my family.
February 17, 2014
The world lost a great actor and a great man. I remember meeting him when he cam to Schuyler many many years ago. What a humble and kind man he was.
February 17, 2014
To The Waite family,I'm so sorry about the loss of Ralph Waite.I enjoyed him on
The Waltons.I'm praying for you.
February 17, 2014
To Mr. Waite family, friends and fans. He will live in our hearts forever. Such a great actor.
February 17, 2014
Thank you for being a part of my life. Most of all, thank you for being an honorable person in real life as well as on the Waltons. Goodnight Ralph. Until we all meet again.
February 17, 2014
To the greatest Dad. John Walton, I am so sorry for lost of a great person. We will miss you.Thought and prsyer to the family.
February 17, 2014
Good night daddy.Make sure the Baldwin sisters give ya a little recipe.You earned it for a life very well lived
February 17, 2014
I wept when I learned of Ralph's passing. He was (and still is) so loved and appreciated. Watching "The Waltons" while I was growing up in the 70s gave me a window into my own parents' lives in the mountains of NC during the Depression years. God bless you, sir - we will miss you always.
February 17, 2014
R.I.P. RALPH YOU MIGHT BE GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN ANOTHER ANGEL IN HEAVEN WE GONNA MISS YOU VERY MUCH BUT YOU WILL ALWAYS LIVE IN OUR HEARTS AMEN
February 17, 2014
RALPH WILL ALWAYS BE DADDY JOHH WALTON TO ME
February 17, 2014
I was so sad to hear of the passing of Ralph Waite, AKA John Walton. He has been a part of my family since the show aired. I still watch it everyday. He was like a father to all of us and will be missed. <3 Lets keep The Waltons memory going. Thank you for such great memories.
February 17, 2014
Ralph Waite!! I hope you see grandpa and grandma..also your daughter you lost so long ago. I know you lived a good life..!! Thank you for your time in giving US all your best!! Doreen Jones ..always loving the waltons!!
February 17, 2014
My thoughts are with ralphs family at this sad time ralph left behind a terrific legacy his real family and his tv work we all admired .
February 17, 2014
RAlph waite was a wonderful actor but even more importantly a wonderful role model on screen and off ! I am very grateful to have been able to watch the Walton's as I was growing up. May God bless and comfort you all!
February 17, 2014
You will never be gone in the hearts of SO many! My condolences to your precious family. May God wrap them in His loving arms. Thanks for the memories so dear.
February 17, 2014
So sorry to hear of Mr. Waite's passing, truly one of the best TV "dads" ever portrayed. I grew up watching The Waltons, still watch the reruns and don't get tired of watching them. Just got my first DVR the day he died, and my first recording was of The Waltons, (The Substitute episode). We don't have such great character actors today. My sympathies to the Waite and "Waltons" families in this time of sorrow. S. Wallace
February 17, 2014
so sorry to hear about this good actor he was great man but now he with god now he will be missed I really love waltons the show was great
February 17, 2014
Rest in peace, Ralph. Good night.
February 17, 2014
You were so wonderful on the Walton. Watched every episode many times over. Now you are with grandpa grandma Ike godsey.. hope you are having some of the recipe wither Baldwin sisters too
February 17, 2014
The news of "Daddy" Walton's passing made me so sad, as he reminded me of my own dad who I lost a year ago. His character was - and still is - one of my very favorites on TV. I still watch The Waltons as much as I can, it is one of the most well done programs ever. Thank you for the memories, Ralph Waite. You will live on in all of our hearts forever!
February 17, 2014
RIP RALPH, MAY GOD BE WITH YOUR FAMILY
February 17, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 17, 2014
Waite Family,

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear loved one. Our thoughts and prayers to the family.
February 17, 2014
I am very sorry to hear of Ralph's passing.....I believe his role as John Walton was a role that many people could identify with.....He had the ability to make you feel as if you were, actually, part of The Walton Clan...That you were sitting right there at the table enjoying a meal with the family....I believe that he was much like this in real life,too.....He was a rare breed...a "FATHER KNOWS BEST" type of Dad who everyone loved.....He will be,greatly,missed.
February 17, 2014
Ralph will always be daddy Walton my thoughts and Prayers are with the families RIP Ralph
February 17, 2014
February 17, 2014
Special thoughts to Ralph Waite's tv family Michael Learned, Richard Thomas, Judy Norton, Mary McDonough, Eric Scott, David Harper, Jon Walmsley and Kami Cotler plus Earl Hamner and Ronnie Claire Edwards. At peace now with Will Geer, Ellen Corby and Joe Conley. Goodnight dear Ralph.
February 17, 2014
a handsome man, wonderful actor, and will be sadly missed. xx
February 17, 2014
I have watched the WALTONS from the word go, an still seeing the re runs , LOVE all of them on the series, I was saddened when hearing of the two first Characters Will Geer n Eleen Corby passed away years ago, but even more in SHOCK hearing of Ralph Waite , the much loved PA John WALTON SR,... GOOD NIGHT John, say a big hello to your on screen PA & MA WALTON in the the great WALTON SKY above WALTON'S MOUNTAIN ...
February 17, 2014
The world of television has lost the greatest tv dad ever. Ralph Waite was an inspiration to all actors portraying the wonderful John Walton Sr for 9 Series and 3 re-union movies, plus the many other excellent roles he played in films and television. My thoughts are with his tv family, family and friends. Goodnight Ralph.
February 17, 2014
A true heart, and he will be missed by all...
February 17, 2014
PRAYERS GOES OUT THE HIS FAMILY,FRIENDS.AND HIS FANS.PEACE AND COMFORT IN THERE TIME OF NEEDS.
February 16, 2014
OMG!! I just saw my all time favorite family Daddy on TV has passed away... Wow!! I have cryed bc he was such a well liked man and he played his role so well bc he was a awesome MAN... I cant fine the words to say how I feel it just devastated me to read it today... I still watch The Watson's everyday... I grew up watchn the show...And the many movies and shows Ralph was in besides The Walton's... He was a very very good Actor... and will dearly b missed...I send my Sincere Condolences to his family, friends & fans you will forever live on in all the shows you worked so hard to do your best and in my family you were the BEST... Thoughts & Prayers always to everyone close to your heart...From true fans, The Hayes Famiky
February 16, 2014
Mr. Waite. I grew up watching all episodes of The Walton's and I still do. You added something good to this world and your legacy will never be forgotten.
Rest in peace. Love always..
February 16, 2014
Rip
February 16, 2014
I grew up watching Mr Waite on The Waltons. Then in recent years on NCIS and Bones. He was one of the best actors in the world. He will be missed and forever remembered as Daddy Walton
February 16, 2014
I will greatly miss seeing you on Days of Our Lives. I will be able to enjoy reruns of The Waltons. Your work truly was, is and always will be a blessing in my life. Rest dear Ralph in peace. "Night, Daddy"
February 16, 2014
Watch the Walton's every night and will continue to. May you rest in peace Mr. Waite and thank you for all the great memories you leave us, you proved that love of one another and living the right life in a family is so important. May God bless your family and your Walton family at this time. You will be missed.
February 16, 2014
I watched the Waltons every night and still will, such a great show which reminded me of my childhood growing up. May God bless your family and may He give you the blessings you earned on this earth showing how families should love and respect each other.
February 16, 2014
I'm very sorry for your loss. He will be missed. I've watched him on the W altons for many years and still do. My prayers for y'all.
February 16, 2014
my thoughts and prayers are with you all, we will miss him too! love of a fan!
February 16, 2014
We feel like we've lost a member of our family, that seems to be the common thread though out the comments but for us it's the truth, We will miss you so much, not being able to see you on Bones or some of the other shows, you were a true class act, and for that you will always be loved. Charles and Daniel
February 16, 2014
My condolences to his family and those he knew. What a very special man, the daddy that knew his place in this world. A Christian man of GOD .you are missed . My family has enjoyed the Waltons and will continue to do so,
February 16, 2014
Our hearts are with Ralph's family with warm memories.
February 16, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with the Waite family. I still watch the Waltons today. It was such a heartwarming show.
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February 16, 2014
To the most angelic person that I grew up with watching and learning many things from the Waltons! You will be missed by the entire world Mr. Waite!
February 16, 2014
The world lost a great person in Ralph Waite I grew up watching the waltons. He reminded me alot of my own father my family grew up alot like the waltons so I could relate to the show alot. RIP Ralph Waite you truly will be missed.
February 16, 2014
I never met him but I had wrote many times and got letters back. He sort of felt more like a dad to me than my own dad, I feel as if I have lost a close friend. I loved the waltons and I am 19 years old. I will miss the man I have come to know, he was gracious and a very sweet man, and I loved him.
February 16, 2014
Praying for peace and comfort for your family. Ralph was an amazing man who was well loved in his fatherly roles. He was truly awe inspiring! He will be missed here but I know that he is enjoying his new home with Jesus!
February 16, 2014
Rest high on the mountain sir!
February 16, 2014
I am so happy that I got to meet Ralph Waite at the 40th anniversary event of The Waltons in September 2012. It was the experience of a lifetime. Mr. Waite was a wonderful actor, and he will be missed by people around the world. Condolences to his family and friends.
February 16, 2014
My heart sank when I read the passing of Ralph Waite.(daddy Walton) I still to this day watch The Waltons and have enjoyed watching you on Days of our Lives. You will truly be missed. Tell grandma & grandpa Walton hello and you and IKE enjoy some good ole recipe with The Baldwin sisters. RIP you sweet dear wonderful man
Tammy Jones(Hurdle Mills NC)
February 16, 2014
I AM VERY SORRY TOO HEAR ABOUT RALPH WHO PLAY ON THE WALTONS HE WILL BE MISSED VERY MUCH. I BEEN WATCHING THE WALTONS MOST OF MY LIFE MY THOUGHT GO OUT TOO HIS FAMILY LOVE JEAN
February 16, 2014
I feel like I have lost a dear friend, May you find comfort in knowing he holds a special place in many many hearts
February 16, 2014
I still watch 'The Walton's' and I'll know your voice with my eye closed. You will have a place in my everyone heart.
February 16, 2014
Will his tremendous acting skills and ability to make Earl Hamner's tender words come to life, he created a character that will continue to influence families years in the future.

Mike Skiles
February 16, 2014
I only got to meet Ralph twice at the Waltons reunions in Ca. but I found him to be a kind and gracious man. He was Daddy to generations of Waltons fans and lived his life with great values. May God be with his family and the Walton's cast.
February 16, 2014
MY DEEPEST FEELINGS ARE BEING SENT TO YOUR FAMILY WITH LOVE AND SYMPATHY.
RALPH WAITE WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART AND THE BEAUTIFUL WALTON FAMILY AS WELL..GOD BLESS THIS WONDERFUL MAN WHO
ALWAYS PULLED AT MY HEART STRINGS! REST IN PEACE~AND ''GOOD NIGHT DAD!''
February 16, 2014
Oh how I loved The Walton's. I came from a large family and the dynamics in that fictional household resonated so strongly with me. What a legacy of work you have left behind, but for me....you will always be John Walton. RIP Ralph Waite
February 16, 2014
When I sat down to write this I did not have a clue as to what to say. A short Prayer here it is. Rev Ralph Waite I want to thank you for serving Our Lord and also Our Country. You were 4 things. 1. A Minister serving the Lord, 2. A Veteran of the Marine Corp. 3. A Father of children in real life. 4. Also a Father on The Walton's 5. Grandfather in both cases 3&4. A role model to so many in the World. And also what every father wished they could be like. My dear friend Thanks for just being Ralph Waite the man. God bless you brother you are and will always be missed by millions. But we know where you are now.
February 16, 2014
February 16, 2014
My deepest condolences to the family of Ralph Waite and "The Waltons" family as well. Ralph Waite and The Waltons have brought many wonderful moments into my life as we welcomed them into our home each week, and still do.
February 16, 2014
To the Waite Family, my sincere condolences go out to you at this time of tremendous loss. Like so many others have stated here, Mr. Waite's portrayal of John Walton touched my life so deeply and profoundly. I was so saddened to hear of his passing. I know that Mr. Waite's life was much more than the sum of the character of John Walton, but that small portion that he shared with us will forever loom large in our hearts. The Waltons was the family I dreamed of having, and John Walton the father I wished I had. The Waltons and the characters in it remain dear to my heart, and they will always feel like family to me. Goodnight Ralph Waite. Goodnight John Walton.
February 16, 2014
I grew up with The Waltons. Ralph White's portrayal of John Walton, Sr. made him not just a father to the Walton children, but to the world. After The Waltons, I was never disappointed with a performance of Ralph Waite. How sweetly appropriate that his last role was that of Jethro Gibbs ' father on NCIS. Ralph, you shone as a special light. Goodnight.
February 16, 2014
February 16, 2014
Forever in our memories --goodnight Daddy
February 16, 2014
So sad to hear of the death of Ralph Waite (John Walton Sr)...

He was a fabulous actor (Cool hand Luke, Chato's Land, Cliffhanger, Roots & of course The Waltons to name a few...

Those of us who admired his work will surely not see his like again?

Thank-you for all your fantastic work & for all the wonderful entertainment you gave to us...

Chris, Louise, Ryan & Holly Torquay UK...

RIP Ralph & God Bless you...
February 16, 2014
Goodnight Daddy!! You will never be forgotten as well as your life's work in this world!
February 16, 2014
RIP Mr. Waite. You were such a wonderful tv dad. The world has lost a great man who inspired many. You will be missed. Goodnight Ralph. Godspeed.
February 16, 2014
RIP Ralph Waite (John Walton Sr)...

My Wife, Son, Daughter & I enjoy watching re-runs of the Walton & admired your work...

We will all miss you
February 16, 2014
Good Night Mr. Waite. I grew up watching all episodes of The Waltons and I still do. You added something good to this world and your legacy will never be forgotten.
February 16, 2014
The only show on TV that continues to bring me joy and help me keep faith in humanity...credit goes to Ralf Waite. Though I do not know him except through The Walton's, I am in love with the Character he played and fantasied about him as my dad. For as long as time remains until the Lord's return, I hope this program never leaves our viewing eyes. I look forward to meeting you in heaven, John Walton! With much admiration, a loyal fan...
February 16, 2014
Rest in Peace
February 16, 2014
As a woman who spent her early childhood having a close relationship with many extended family members, it was quite enjoyable to watch the popular historical dramas like LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE and THE WALTONS before going to
bed.

I often wished I had more than just one sibling. As someone who loves to write, I lreally liked John Boy and related to his struggles and successes.

The role of John Walton, Sr. was complex, compelling, and at times, a bit comical. His devotion and dedication to his family
was portrayed with sensitivity and vulnerability by Ralph Waite.
Watching the episodes now, I much more enjoy the dynamic between John.and his "Livvy".

My condolences to his family, his Walton family, friends, and all those who enjoyed his acting. There are very few shows I today that celebrate family, faith, and fellowship. I'm grateful that I have memories of spending time with my family watching shows like that.
February 16, 2014
God Bless Mr Walton you were with me growing up and you will be missed
Lorraine (UK)
February 16, 2014
I was so struck by the loss I felt hearing of the passing of Ralph Waite. The whole Walton Clan were my extended family at a time in my life of great lonliness. Daddy Walton just was. I believe that his true light came through in the part he played. I have recently been so happy to see him on Days and what a testament to his fabulous work ethic. Another angel in heaven. God bless to his family....
February 16, 2014
goodnight mr.waite
February 16, 2014
Goodnight Ralph.
February 16, 2014
I am so sorry for the loss of a very talented man who portrayed one of the kindest and loving fathers of all time.God bless his dear family both his real and Walton family. No one could ever portray such a remarkable man in such a rough period of time. I loved him dearly and continually watch the Walton;s Episodes over and over again. Rest in Peace, John.
February 16, 2014
The character he portrayed in the Waltons inspired a generation ... and beyond. he sounds like a great man, so sad at his passing, thoughts are with his family
February 16, 2014
Prayers goes out to all of the Family and Loved ones in your time of need Such a Wondeful actor he brought much Love into our Home while growing up .I will never forget him on The Waltons,he was the kind of Dad everybody Looked up to .So with that Good Night Ralph Waite Rip
February 16, 2014
To the Ralph Waite & Family Members, I would have loved him like he was my own daddy if I had ever known him, you reminded me of him so much, he passed in August, 2011, aat the age of 73, died from lung cancer. In fact, I was considering you Mr. Waite doing a biography of him & you playing him as own daddy, father, not a whole lot of difference. I loved you Mr. Waite & daddy more than anyone would ever know. I loved you so much starring in Walton's Mountains, the episode was so much like my real life, the Spires family, Telefair County, McRae,Ga early 1800's through 2014, I loved you in the Bodyguard Movie, there will never be another movie actor like you, Love Sharon Taylor
February 16, 2014
you will always live in my heart and memory. what a wonderful man. you will be missed. I laughed with you and cried with you, was part of your tv family all through my childhood. You taught me to be kind and to love the earth and love god and family Thank you sweet man, rest in peace. Give grampa and grandma a hug.
February 16, 2014
I absolutely loved "The Waltons" and felt so close to all the characters but especially John Walton. He was a wonderful actor and in NCIS was perfect as Mark Harmon's character's father. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing and he will be missed by so many.
February 16, 2014
Goodnight daddy, you did "GREAT!" The U.S. has lost a great actor and friend. You will not be forgotten. God Bless You Always. Rest In Peace!!!
February 16, 2014
February 16, 2014
TO THE FAMILY OF RALPH WAITE IAM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT HE PASS HE WILL BE MISS HE MADE THANK ABOUT MY OWN FATHER WHO RASE 4 BOY HE WAS JUST LIKE MY OWN FATHER TIME WAS VERY HARD IN EARLY 1940 BUT EVER BODY WORK TOGETHER AND MADE WORK WE MISS YOU RALPH
February 16, 2014
to the ralph waite family iam sorry to HEAR ABOUT HE PASS I INJOY HIM THE WALTON AS HE PLAY A PART OF THE FATHER RASE 7 CHILDREN IN THE SHOW HE DO MADE THANK ABOUT MY OWN FATHER AS MY FATHER RASE 4 IAM THE OLD OUT THE FAMILY I WILL MISS HIM MY PRAYER ARE WILL YOU AT THIS TIME OF LOST IS ALL A WARN PLACE IN ARE HEART FOR RALPH WAITE
February 16, 2014
Goodnight Daddy!
February 16, 2014
I will sure miss you Mr. Waite! I watched all of " The Waltons " and also enjoyed your appearances on " Days of Our Lives". I know I learned a lot about growing up from you on The Waltons. RIP " John ".
February 16, 2014
Dear Waite family&friends
Firstly my heart goes out to you at this time. May The Lord bless and comfort you all. The Walton Show is and always will be one the best thanks to Mr. Waite. Thank you
February 16, 2014
I loved Ralph in both the Waltons and NCIS! He was a great character actor! Heaven will be richer today.
February 16, 2014
Another great actor has died. You, Mr. Waite, will be sorely miss. Your role as a father in the Walton's espisodes, will always be remember.
February 15, 2014
I still love watching you on all my DVD seasons. My mammaw and I always watched together. I was able to visit Scyuler before the home was able to be toured. I hope to be able to visit again. Losing you is like losing a part of mammaw over again. What an inspiration you were as the father to the Walton children . I would bet you made Mr. hamner proud to play the role of his father. RIP... Goodnight, Daddy!
February 15, 2014
RIP Ralph Waite you will truly be miss by many.
February 15, 2014
My condolences to your family, friends and fellow actors. God called and you obeyed. Goodnight daddy.
With love and devotion, Patty
February 15, 2014
To the family of Mr. Waite and the cast of the Walton's ,I would like to extend my deepest sympathy.Like so many others he impacted my life as I looked to him as a father figure . I would just like to say thank you for all the memories.
February 15, 2014
I have been a fan of The Walton's since it first aired on television in September 1972; and I still look forward to seeing the reruns. My Thoughts and Prayers go out to Ralph's family and friends. May they find Peace and Strength in the Lord.
February 15, 2014
Thank you for entertaining me all those years. You brought joy to my life just watching you perform. I know John Walton was just a character you may have played but you did it so well and I looked forward to each glimpse I caught of you after. I hope some day I may meet you in Heaven where I feel you surely have gone. Rest well and be at peace.
February 15, 2014
Family of Ralph Waite
My heartfelt prayers that God will turn your tears to laughter, your sadness to happiness and your mourning to joy. In time your hearts will heal and the memories will bring you joy unspeakable. I believe he knew The Lord and is in heaven now. I feel blessed to have had the honor to grow up watching him on The Waltons. God bless you all.
February 15, 2014
Good night Johnboy, Maryellen, Jimbob, Ben, Elizabeth, Erin, Jason, Grandpa, Gramma, Momma, Good Night, Daddy(Ralph Waite)........Pretty much says it all..
February 15, 2014
I grew up watching "The Walton's" and my family was teased a lot due to our last name. I never minded! The show always touched my heart! Ralph Waite played a wonderful father figure on the show. He will be missed and thank you Mister Waite for touching many of us with your talent of acting! RIP!!
February 15, 2014
Good Night, Papa . . .
February 15, 2014
I had the honor of working with Ralph in 1968, at Long Wharf Theatre, in the first off-Broadway run of Lion in Winter. He was an immensely talented actor with an immense personality. He will be missed.
February 15, 2014
Dear Waite Family hello there my name is Faith Tobin and my condolences's to the Family.he'll surely be missed very much.he was great in the Waltons's.luv,Faith
February 15, 2014
There will never be another John Walton.A greta man in my household. RIP Ralph
February 15, 2014
Irreplaceable going to miss you buddy.
February 15, 2014
He was a sweet man and I grew up watching The Waltons. He was a father figure to alot of us. Can't believe he is gone. Donna Dunaway (Georgia)
February 15, 2014
Good Night Ralph. You gave many people many blessings with your many gifts. Thank you for teaching us the value of helping our fellow man.
February 15, 2014
What an awesome actor. He will be missed. Papa gibbs
February 15, 2014
Walton's was one of the best family show's ever produced, If all Father's would really be like he was on that show,this country would be a lot better off.
February 15, 2014
I loved Ralph Waite. He was a superb actor. I will always remember his work on The Waltons. God Bless his family and friends during this time.
February 15, 2014
Ralph was a fantastic actor, especially on NCIS as L.J. Gibb's dad! He will be truly missed! Our condolences to Ralph's family! RIP Ralph!
February 15, 2014
Ralph was the man . Goodnight sir.
February 15, 2014
The talent you shared we will remember everytime we watch an episode of NCIS or The Waltons. You helped us learn there are good people on this earth and now a big star in Heaven is watching over us.
February 15, 2014
Good Night Mr.Waite!
February 15, 2014
I grew up watching the Walton's and loved all the reruns on Hallmark and INSP He will be missed by all who loved his wonderful way of making us all feel like a Walton, I most recently enjoyed him as father Matt on Day's of our Lives and on Bones,He was a wonderful actor and a wonderful soul,I'm sure he is up in heaven getting to sit and walk with his on scene Walton's parents Grandma & Grandpa Walton and Ike & the Baldwin Sister's and John Ritter who played the Rev on the show way back then.My Thoughts and Prayers are with all of Daddy Walton children & John Walton's beloved Wife Micheal Aka Olivia and Ralph's family
February 15, 2014
RIP MR RALPH WAITE
February 15, 2014
Loved this man dearly. You will be missed Ralph Waite. Thank you for your portrayal as John in the Walton's. It was a magical show. RIP.
February 15, 2014
The Heavens are brighter since another Bright Star has been been added.
RIP.
February 15, 2014
Gods blessings to you and your family! I enjoyed watching Mr. Waite as a child growing up and was thrilled to see him on recent work! Sincerely, Valerie Miller (so sorry to hear of his passing).
February 15, 2014
Your life was so much more than the Waltons, I'm sure; but that show made me wish my life could have been so much more like that one. You were a wonderful father figure and will always hold a special place in my heart.
February 15, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go to all the Walton Family, Good Night Mr. Waite. L.J.S
February 15, 2014
2/15/14
He can be proud of what he done on earth! Now he is in heaven!
February 15, 2014
We are truly sorry for your loss. We do not even know who you are, but we do know Ralph Waite. He has been an integral part of our lives since the Walton's started showing on TV. He has helped us make decisions based on his wisdom in this show and others he has been on, as recently as the NCIS show with him as Gib's ornery, yet frustrated father. We will miss you, but we can only imagine how those who knew you in real life are missing you also. I know I am a year late in sending our condolences, but I am slow.
February 15, 2014
Mr. Ralph Waite you were a great actor. Your fans, family and colleagues will miss you. We still love the Walton's and NCIS. Rest In Peace.
February 15, 2014
To Ralph Waite,
You were a wonderful actor. I liked watching you on the Waltons. My prayers go to your family. Lisa Weiner
February 15, 2014
Thanks to the Waite family for letting all of to
see your great man on TV. My he rest in peace.
We will all miss him greatly. Thanks Ralph.
February 15, 2014
R.I.P. Mr. Waite, Your work on earth is done. May God bless and comfort your family.
February 15, 2014
Mr. Waite always portrayed goodness. I even watch the Waltons today. From one nurse. He will be missed.
February 15, 2014
So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed him on the Waltons. May the God of tender mercies give you the home and comfort needed at this time.
LM
February 15, 2014
I was so sorry to hear about his passing. My thoughts and prayers to his Family and Friends. I have watched him for years and as recently on Days Of Our Lives. We all lost such a fine Actor.
February 15, 2014
He was an honest and decent man.He will be missed.
February 15, 2014
I grew up admiring Ralph Waite during what seems to be my whole life. From before The Walton's through his political endeavors, to NCIS, and in theatre along the way. In the mid 90's I had the very great honor and pleasure of meeting the man. I found him to be as polite and honorable a person as those he portrayed. I know his family and the nation must be feeling as I do by saying in our prayers, "Good Job Ralph, and Best of Regards, until meet again".
-Scott Ian Moore (FL)
February 15, 2014
We were so sad to hear about your passing. I watched you on the Walton's and still do as well as on NCIS. You will be greatly missed and we will always remember you. Now you are with Grandma,Grandpa, Ike, and all the others from Walton's Mountain. RIP. And Goodnight,Daddy Walton and Jackson Gibbs.
February 15, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 15, 2014
I loved you on the Waltons. always wished my dad was like you. god bless. Goodnight daddy.
February 15, 2014
Rest In Peace
Good night Mr Walton
February 15, 2014
So sad to hear this news. The Waltons has always been my favorite show and I still watch it every day. He was a great actor and I know he will be missed. Good night Mr Walton.
February 15, 2014
You will be sadly missed. But we will always have the memories of seeing you on our favorite shows. Thank you for the happy memories. You earned your wings.
February 15, 2014
February 15, 2014
Your legacy will live on fior generations to come. A wonderful man!
February 15, 2014
We're so very sorry for your lost.Yet another great actor gone.Loved him in The Waltons,Mississippi and movies he was in.May he rest in peace.
February 15, 2014
February 15, 2014
Will miss you. You were a legend.
February 15, 2014
Thank you ! ! !
February 15, 2014
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
February 15, 2014
All my sympathy to Ralph's family at this sad time, I grew up watching the Waltons and still watch the TV re-runs now at 48 years old. Real old fashioned values.
February 15, 2014
Heavens door opened up a true Angel when you arrived!
February 15, 2014
I was saddened to hear of Ralphs passing. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I grew up watching the Waltons, and continue to watch the reruns, and have a DVD Collection. I learned alot from the Show and this Actor. So very talented. Its sometimes not recognized the Calibur Ralph was as an Actor. I will cherrish the presence he carried, and for his honest, hardworking values! Goodnite Ralph!
February 15, 2014
I grew up watching this show with my parents and 3 brothers around a 19 inch black and white T.V. I loved it then and still love it. Now I watch it with my boys and on a much bigger T.V. but the messages are still the same and needed now more than ever. This show was and will always be my all time favorite. May you rest in peace. Good night Mr. Waite.
February 15, 2014
Will never forget you ~ Rest in peace.
February 15, 2014
Rest in Peace, Daddy. Give Grandma and Grampa a big hug from me!
February 15, 2014
Good Night Ralph

Thanks for the memories

RIP
February 15, 2014
Praying for the family.Ilove to watch the Waltons and this man will be greatly missed by all that knew him R.I.P.Ralph you are with God now heaven has a bright new star.
February 15, 2014
Night "Mr.Walton" R.I.P.
February 15, 2014
I am sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in the words written at (Jeremiah 29:11,12)
February 15, 2014
To Mr. Waite's family: We are never prepared for a death of a loved one it is the hardest things we can go though so please find comfort in knowing sickness, pain and death will one day be no more for this has been promised to us. With my deepest condolences.
February 15, 2014
In God's care rest in peace
February 15, 2014
r.i.p Ralph you will be missed but I will see you everyday on the waltons
February 15, 2014
He will be greatly missed. We offer our deepest condolences to all who loved him. May the God who gives peace help to ease the pain of losing him.
February 15, 2014
rip mr Walton a great actor I love the waltons too
February 15, 2014
I grew up watching you on the Waltons. And then enjoyed watching you on NCIS..You will be sadly missed..Rest in peace Mr.Waite, may God's love surround your family and friends during this time and give them comfort and strength.
February 15, 2014
So sad to hear of the passing of yet another great star.I never missed an episode of my favorite program The Waltons. Ralph Waite was the dad everyone wanted to have. My prayers are with his family and friends at this time of sadness.Say hi to grandma and Grandpa for me. You are loved and will be missed!!!
February 15, 2014
We will miss you Ralph Waite. Enjoy you on alots Tv.Show but on NCIS And Waltons Too!Real Actor And friend.Truly Miss Him,Rest in Peace my friend.
February 15, 2014
RIP Ralph Waite
February 15, 2014
Never had the pleasure to meet you but I loved your characters on the screen. Especially as John Walton! I would smile each time I saw you on Days Of Our Lives. I knew a friend of yours who you went to high school with, he had good memories and pictures to share of you before you became so well known to so many of us through your work. You will be missed!
February 15, 2014
I loved watching the waltons i also saw him on ncis and the new Hawaii just tonight.God bless his family and friends at this time of sorrow.we are praying for you Ralph.Heaven got another angel and we will always remember you.R.I.P
February 15, 2014
thank you for potraying a family man who taught real,loving family values that was once america,goodnight daddy walton.
February 15, 2014
RIP Ralph Waite; I watch you twice a day;;;
Ilove the whole cast;; the wholesome show;;
story told exatly how it was ' im so glad I have the box sets;; of the Waltons;
im sending my love / prayers and thoughts to the Waite family;;

YOURS TRULY MICHELLE FROM CANADA
February 15, 2014
Till we meet again...god bless the family he leaves behind...
Death is a pain that no one can heal...memories are a gift that no one can steal....good night. Dear friend..
February 14, 2014
I WILL BE MISSING YOU, ON DAYS OF OUR LIVES. REST IN PEACE RALPH WAITE. I'M STILL WATCHING THE RERUNS OF THE WALTONS. I WILL DEFINITELY MISS YOU. LOVE ALWAYS DIANE.
February 14, 2014
Sorry for u r loss. I watched the waltons all the time. my cousin gave me dvd's that she made from tv.
February 14, 2014
Loved you as Jackson Gibbs on NCIS will miss you so much .
February 14, 2014
I loved watching ralphwaite
on tv he was a great actor
he will be missed
peg
February 14, 2014
Good nite, Daddy !!!! May you rest in peace as your spirit lives on ...
February 14, 2014
An admirable man as well as an admirable actor. I mourn his loss and send my condolences to his family and friends.
February 14, 2014
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord! Praying you all have peace and comfort during this time. I grew up watching the Waltons and thought a lot of this man and the whole cast... Taught me life lessons that will never be forgotten... God Bless you all..
February 14, 2014
February 14, 2014
Good night Ralph. I watch you daily on The Walton's and so enjoyed you on NCIS. You have become a part of our family for so many years. Heaven welcomed a new Angel! Rest in Peace. <3
February 14, 2014
I met Ralph some 11 yrs ago when I was working giving care to His Father in Law in Palm Desert he was a Great person to talk with Never put on airs just down to earth I enjoyed him and his wonderful Family Prayers for all of them, he will be with his Brother Don who used to have the Cafe in Cathedral City RIP
February 14, 2014
God Bless your Family and Close Friends at this time of the Loss of your Loved one. I Love the Waltons and still watch reruns when they are on. God has gotten another Angle in Heaven.
February 14, 2014
you will truly be missed ,such a blessing threw the years to watch you on T V God Bless your family ,loved ones .
February 14, 2014
May God grant the family peace and comfort in this time of sorrow (2Cor. 1: 2, 3).
February 14, 2014
R.I.P. Mr. Waite.
May God bless your family and close friends.
February 14, 2014
Thanks, for the wounderful memories. Good night Pa Walton. You will truly ne missed..
February 14, 2014
We are so sorry to hear about Ralph Waites passing. We grew up watching the Waltons. He was a great actor and will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace Ralph. The Waite family is in our prayers. Ralph is now one of the LORDS angels.
February 14, 2014
Thanks, for the wounderful memories. Good night Pa Walton. You will truly be missed. RIP
February 14, 2014
I grew up watching the waltons,an as of today im still a big fan, watch it every evening.Ralph waite will truly be missed,my prayers are with your family.(GOOD NITE DADDY)
February 14, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of Ralph passin I loved The Waltons and still watch the reruns and also enjoyed watching him on ncis
February 14, 2014
Well done good and faithful servant. For those who morn him, may the Lord give you his peace.
February 14, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 14, 2014
For Ralph his 3 Children, Wife & the Walton s Family & Friends ;-( I'm deeply sorry for your loss! All my Prayers. Mimi
February 14, 2014
For Ralph his 3 Children & his Wife & all the Walton's ;-( I'm deeply sorry for your loss;-( well its very sad too lose one of the good ones! My prayers are with them all. Mimi
February 14, 2014
I would have been proud to have been a Walton kid! My condolences to the family
February 14, 2014
WE WILL MISS YOU JOHN WALTON
February 14, 2014
The Walton's was one of the TV programs that was family oriented that my family really enjoyed. It is hard to find caring family shows that are wholesome. Ralph Waite will be really missed. May Jehovah help his family get through this time period.
February 14, 2014
Mr. Ralph Waite was a lovely actor on The Walton's as Mr. John Walton. I still watch this family series on T.V. He will be truly missed. He has gone home to heaven where we all most go one day. I know he will be truly missed by his family, fan family and by all. He was a great father ,gran dad as he was a actor on T.V. and I know in real life as well. Rest in Peace Mr. Ralph (John Walton) Waite. May the Lord continue to watch over this family and your angel in the sky now.
February 14, 2014
Like a lot of people I liked the waltons too.my favorite scene was when Mary Ellen said I see the life you and daddy have and I don t want it. It brings tears to my eyes every time. good night Ralph
February 14, 2014
also in germany we were very, very sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of my familiy are with your family at this time of sorrow. One last time we call......"good night Daddy".......we will miss you so much! We will not stop watching the DVD's of "Waltons Mountain" Rest in peace, Ralph Waite. A wonderful man!
February 14, 2014
So shocked & sorry for the family's loss & everyone who knew him. To me he'll always be "Gibbs's Dad" on NCIS. He'll be greatly missed. Rest In Peace. Take Care & God Bless.
February 14, 2014
Thoughts and prayers are with your family . You will be greatly missed.
February 14, 2014
Nite Ralph Waite. You worked so hard and such a caring soul. I loved your portrayal of Old Henry and every episode of the Walton's.

You went to be with God on my sons Birthday and my son said that you are with God and that is wonderful

You deserved the rest and catch up on so much with your shows parents. Ellen and Will.

He will be missed. I will continue to watch him on the Walton's.
February 14, 2014
My previous message, I put in the wrong dates of 1996. Should have been 1989.
Dave Lusk
February 14, 2014
THE WORLD HAS LOST A GREAT ACTOR AND FATHER. I ENJOYED RALPH WAITE IN ALL HIS PARTS AS AN ACTOR. ESPECIALLY THE WALTON'S. RIP MR. WAITE FOR YOUR LIFE WAS A WONDERFUL INSPIRATION TO ME.
February 14, 2014
I cannot believe Ralph Waite has died! I haven't even gotten over Shirley Temple Black and Sid Caesar passing away, and now Ralph Waite! I use to hear a creepy thing about famous people passing away in three's, this is eerie! I guess everybody remembered Ralph, on the t. v. show, "The Waltons". I also read that he was a congressman, and a Presbyterian minister, quite a varied life. Ralph will be terribly missed, and I will always fondly remember his acting on "The Waltons", and other character he portrayed in the movies and television. He was one of a kind. He will be missed. To paraphrase the goodnight John boy bit, 'Goodnight Ralph boy', rest in peace.
February 14, 2014
Good night 'Pa. You've done excellent work on your craft and have left us with beautiful memories. May comfort and prayers be bestowed onto your family at this time of loss. Rest in Peace.
February 14, 2014
still love watching the waltons. a great family.mr waite will be missed.rip
February 14, 2014
Any child that didn't have a father, found one in you. You were the best. I always wanted to go back in time and be a Walton. I visited the Walton museum a few years ago; I enjoyed it so much. Good Night Mr. Waite; thanks for the memories.
February 14, 2014
I am sorry for your loss, you will be in my prayers. I loved to watch The Waltons and I still love to watch them.
February 14, 2014
My heart hurts today. Some of my fondest memories of childhood were watching The Walton's with my Dad. Ralph Waite and my dad had the same voice it was eerily calming. After my dad died in 1980 I found such comfort in his voice. I shall miss his great ability to capture a role no matter how big or small and make an impact on the story. I shall miss that voice.... Rest in Peace .
February 14, 2014
With deep sympathy to his family. Great actor in all his roles, but he will always be John Walton. As the song says, "Go rest high on that mountain, son your work on earth is done."
February 14, 2014
Ralph you will be missed. I'm a big fan of yours, the Walton's was my all time favorite series. What a wonderful actor. You will be missed.
February 14, 2014
Deepest sympathy to the family of Ralph Waite. As you remember fondly, your loved one, Mr. Waite will surely be missed by all. Rely on the comfort of friends and the strength from God's word, especially during this difficult time. [Isaiah 12:2 and Romans 15:4]
February 14, 2014
The world as we know it today could use the wisdom and common sense that John Walton Sr. inspired us with each week on WALTON'S MOUNTAIN. To Mr. Ralph Waite's family, I am sorry for your loss. His longtime fans will miss him too. His memory will stay alive for years to come. R.I.P. Mr. Ralph Waite.
February 14, 2014
I loved Ralph Waite on the waltons. I still watch everyday. May you rest in peace and as the saying goes Good Nite Pa"
February 14, 2014
The entertainment world has lost a true legend with the passing of Ralph Waite. His acting was first class all the way. The scene with him and Ellen Corby on the front porch after supper in "Grandma Comes Home" brings a tear to my eye every time I see it. His chemistry with Michael Learned was worthy of an emmy award every time. Rest in peace Ralph you will live on forever in the hearts of your fans. WD Manassas
February 14, 2014
I am heartbroken over the loss of Ralph Waite. The man brought John Walton to life. I was 8 years old when "The Waltons" premiered in 1972; we watched as kids, and I watch now as an adult, with a real appreciation for the show and characters. I am fortunate to watch the show on both the Hallmark Channel and INSP. I offer my sincerest condolences to the Waite family and his "Waltons" family And, if I may, "Good Night, John Walton".
February 14, 2014
Always like him as an actor. Still watch reruns of the Waltons, enjoying the family values. Condolences.
February 14, 2014
Rest in peace John Walton ,things will never be the same at Waltons Mountain ,I was watching the show when I received the bad news,You will always be in our hearts.GOOD NIGHT ,JOHN WALTON,GOOD NIGHT DADDY.........
February 14, 2014
Mr. Waite was an extremely kind man. He was the main speaker at my commencement ceremonies at College of the Desert Registered Nursing gradusting class in 1996 and gave a tremendous heartfelt speech. Thank you. God Bless you. Dave Lusk, President of College of the Desert Register Nursing class of 1996.
February 14, 2014
i heard of ralph waite (john walton)passing today. it was like loosing my father. RIP
February 14, 2014
I miss him like a member of my own family. I have been watching The Waltons forever and continue to do so. You will always be remembered fondly. It is time to rest now. Your soul is at peace. GOOD NIGHT, Ralph.
February 14, 2014
Mr. Ralph Waite, you will be missed. You leave behind a lot of good memories in the Walton's and NCIS. RIP
February 14, 2014
Rest in peace John Walton ,things will never be the same at Waltons mountain ,I was watching the show when I was informed about this ,you will always be in our hearts,for the last time,GOOD NIGHT JOHN WALTON,GOOD NIGHT DADDY.........May God Rest Your Soul.
February 14, 2014
So very sorry for ur loss. i grew up watching the show with my mom we both still watch. god bless
February 14, 2014
I'm a huge Waltons fan and I will truly miss Ralph Waite. RIP Daddy Walton!
February 14, 2014
The passing of a wonderful soul. I am so sad. My sincerest condolences to the family left behind. Mr. Waite was cherished since I first saw him on The Waltons; and loved as Jackson Gibbs on NCIS. He will be missed by so many! Peace be with you.
February 14, 2014
While growing up and living on my own watching the Walton's always felt like I was part of their family. The show almost always brought me to tears. Mr Waite was like having my dad around just teaching us all how to be kind to one another and make do with what I had. I wil miss him. God bless you (dad).
February 14, 2014
Rest in peace john Walton I will always watch the Walton's I have every season on DVD now you with will geer and Ellen corby and joe Conley
February 14, 2014
Rest in peace john Walton I will always watch the Walton,s I have every season on DVD good night now your are with will geer and Ellen corby and joe Conley
February 14, 2014
When I saw this, the first thing running thru my mind was the music from the Waltons and the wonderful memories i had growing up and watching this show. Mr. Waite you were a Joy, Talent and Inspiration to all whoever watched this show ......you will be missed great and i bid you a fond "GOOD NITE"
February 14, 2014
i loved watching the Walton s went I was a kid R I P RALPH WAITE
February 14, 2014
Thank you so much for the memories! I will treasure them always. I still watch the Walton'son on the Hallmark channel and INSP. There needs to be more of these shows on to show good morals and values. I thank you for everything. My gram just passed away 2 weeks ago, she lived with me and we always watched the Walton's every night together. Please go and see her she would love it! May you live in Peace in our Lord's Heavenly Kingdom.
February 14, 2014
My deepest sympathy to the family. I grew up watching you and you were the best actor I had ever encountered. I learned a lot of valuable lessons from you. You will be missed in my home very much. God bless you and may you rest in peace.
February 14, 2014
There are no words to describe how I feel the loss of someone I admired so well. Role model ; mentor ; father to all who knew and loved him. I learned so much from the waltons. When grandpa died I cried like I lost a friend and with ralph I feel the same I lost a friend. God bless all .
February 14, 2014
Rest in Eternal peace Ralph---You gave AMERICA a piece of yourself in every character you played from daddy Walton, to the father of Gibbs--On CBS'S hit drama NCIS. We will surely miss you very much, here on earth!!!!
February 14, 2014
Thank you for so many wonderful perfomances as John Walton Sr. Good night.
February 14, 2014
I was saddened to hear of Mr. Waite's passing. He was a wonderful actor and I'm happy to say I met him in person at Florida State University when he was giving a talk on his alcoholism. He was so kind to me and a friend who was with me. My heartfelt sympathy to his family and friends.
February 14, 2014
Its so sad to hear of your passing Ralph... we all injoyed your show the Waltons in bringing back a more simple time here in the US... Bless your heart and may you rest in peace...
February 14, 2014
My heart and prayers go out to the family and friends. I'll always remember him as Papa Walton AND Papa Gibbs. He will be missed by many.
February 14, 2014
Good Night Ralph! Love you!
February 14, 2014
When I read about your passing, it brought tears to my eyes. Feels like I've lost a part of my family. I lost my daddy in December 2010. My prayers and thoughts go out to your family and your Walton family. You inspired so many people, young and old alike, over the years. The Waltons was and still is one of my favorite shows to watch. And also like watching you on NCIS with Mark Harmon. You will be truly missed. As Mary (Erin) put it, "Good Night, Daddy. I love you". RIP
February 14, 2014
Mr. Waite was a great actor and he will be surely missed. He made the Waltons "The Waltons"!! RIP.
February 14, 2014
Rest in peace

Your are very missed
February 14, 2014
My you rest in peace...You made my growing up a wonderful experience, so much that I moved to rural Vermont and lived off the "grid" like the Waltons ...
February 14, 2014
HE Will Raise Him Up On Eagle's Wings,

Bear Him On The Breath Of Dawn,

Make Him To Shine Like The Sun,

And Hold Him In The Palm Of HIS Hand.

An Old Friend
February 14, 2014
lov the show their rolls always my favorite show still watch all the time. he was good man and actor lov all of u
February 14, 2014
I am deeply saddened by the death of Ralph Waite. Although I did not know him personally, the John Walton character was cherished as my own father in my mind. He was the epitome of a loving husband, great son and father, and genuine, non-judgmental friend. The lessons I learned from him have helped me to be a better daughter, supportive mother, and a cherished friend. These lessons will remain steadfast in my heart. Though we, his fans, had great admiration for John Walton, Ralph Waite is indeed precious in God's eyes. He will be greatly missed!
February 14, 2014
Watch the Walton's still today. Enjoy the family life that they portrayed on that show. Ralph was a good actor that earns the respect of many who enjoyed him. Good Night! Rest in peace and know many will miss you till we all meet again!
February 14, 2014
May the grace of God covers his family &friends&fans.Mr.Waite will be missed I grew up on the Waltons,he were an outstanding actor.Mr.Waite wii live on in the hearts of the peple who lives he touch and through his movies.We bless God for you your work is done on earth now you are going to do your most remarkable work in heaven.
February 14, 2014
Dear Waite family,
I feel like I lost my dad. He was a huge role model during my early days watching The Waltons. I had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful man in Bryant Park NYC one weekend. I will treasure that memory forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone during this very sad time.
February 14, 2014
I will always remember all of the times that I have watched this precious man on tv. I always loved him in the Waltons, but came to admire him in a different way as Gibbs' dad on NCIS. I pray they find a special way to honor him. May the Lord be with his family during this time.
February 14, 2014
Ralph Waite's roll in the Walton's was much more than being a wonderful actor. He helped change thousands of lives portraying the strong moral character of what a true father of a good family should be. He also carried his charm and appeal over to subsequent rolls as well. I would sometimes watch a show by only knowing that he was starring in it. He will be greatly missed.
February 14, 2014
Dear Waite Family,
I am sorry for your loss! He was a great man! We could forget watching The Waltons to listen to them all say goodnight! I also was lucky enough to get to watch at an older age in his current role as the Father on Days of Our Lives. He will greatly be missed! May he R.I.P! My your family find the comfort they need to get through the next couple of days and weeks ahead! Please know that he was an icon to many!
February 14, 2014
Ralph brought John Walton and an entire family to life. The highest compliment,they were my family at times. A brilliant actor and good person he founded and paid large money to found a Live Theatre in LA 40 years ago.
Sad and in tears, for this loss.
Bless him and his loved ones.
February 14, 2014
This is so sad,to me !!! It brought tears to my eyes, when i heard Ralph Waite passed !!! I LOVED him in "The Waltons", he reminded me so much of my DAD/ UP-BRINGING !!!! My condolences to his family and to his Walton family !!!! RIP Ralph Waite !!! You will ALWAYS be remembered !!! <3 <3
February 14, 2014
he was a great great actor and he will be missed very much so sad
February 14, 2014
The world has lost another great actor. The Walton's was and is my favorite show. RIP Mr. Waite
February 14, 2014
And yet another great actor gone to Heaven. I still watch the reruns of "The Waltons" whenever I can. Now at peace.
February 14, 2014
I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort and peace in God, who heals those broken in heart. Psalm 147:3.
February 14, 2014
My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and his friends. I never knew my dad growing up but I always wished I was one of trhe Walton's clan. I loved him on Bones, NCIS, and as Father Matt on Days of our Lives. I will truly miss turning on the TV and having him pop up on the screen. The television world has truly lost a wonderful asset. I feel like I lost a family member. May he rest in peace. Goodnight papa Walton. Going to watch Walton's reruns tonight in his honor.
February 14, 2014
I cannot believe that we have lost Ralph. I loved him in the Waltons. He was like everybody's Dad that watched the show. I also watched him as Gibb's Dad in NCIS. You will we truly missed. Rest in Sweet eternal peace Ralph.
February 14, 2014
I loved the Waltons and all the actors on it. Ralph Waite played a type father role that so many probably wished they had. I still watch the show. He will be missed by all those who knew him personally and by all of us who watched him daily. RIP Mr. Waite. I hope you knew in your lifetime how many hearts you and all the cast of The Waltons had touched through the years. God Bless.
February 14, 2014
Ralph Waite reminded me of my Dad who sadly passed away at age 47 of cancer. I loved watching the Waltons and still do through the wonder of television and the oldies programs. I weep for the loss of this good man. He will be missed. RIP Mr. Waite, you are loved.
February 14, 2014
Goodnight John Walton....you will always be fondly remembered. Thank you for your fatherly support and great acting ability.
February 14, 2014
Another great star has left this planet. We have watched the Walton's TV show from the start & still watch the reruns. I believe most of us long for that hard, yet honest, simple & gentle lifestyle. Mr. Waite was a 'Daddy' figure to many of us. He was a great talent & person & we will miss him. Thankfully, he left us many memories in the form of the shows we all love. Rest in peace, Mr. Waite & thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. May God grant peace & comfort to his family & friends in this difficult time. Psalms 121.
February 14, 2014
Such a Great Man
February 14, 2014
Mr. Ralph Waite was a great actor. I loved watching the show "The Waltons". May God watch over his family and comfort them during this hard time. He will be missed by all his friends and family.
February 14, 2014
LOVE TO WATCH THIS MAN ON THE WALTONS RIP RALPH WAITE YOU WILL BE MISS
MR AND MRS KENNETH BOGGESS
February 14, 2014
I was shocked to hear of his passing. I know no one lives forever but he is the 3rd this week to go out of the blue. I love his work as Daddy Walton and Jackson Gibbs. I often thought if I had known my own dad better (he was killed when I was 5) he would have been like John Walton. Good night Ralph "Daddy" "Jackson" Waite. Rest in peace and know you left an impression on so many in this world.
February 14, 2014
you will be miss RIP
February 14, 2014
I will greatly miss Mr. Waite but even to this day I continue to watch all the reruns over and over. I even get my grandson to put down the X box and watch an episode with me. I have been watching him for many many years and he reminded me of my dad. My prayers go out to the family.
February 14, 2014
He was great. Loved him in every aspect of his career. Rest in Peace Mr. Waite.
February 14, 2014
I remember watching "The Waltons" when we were kids, and Father Walton was in this show. So Ralph, thank you for your work as a actor on Earth and you will be missed by all. God speed!
February 14, 2014
Rest in Peace
February 14, 2014
One last time. GOOD NIGHT DADDY!!!!!!!!!!
February 14, 2014
Good night, Daddy.
Rest in Peace.
February 14, 2014
Watch my collection of Waltons DVD frequently. Such a beautiful piece of entertainment history. Ralph and the entire cast have given us so much. Hugs to the family.
February 14, 2014
I join in the thoughts of many and give my deepest sympathy to the Waite's Family. It's sad to loose a great actor like him. In his movies and characters he displayed a great talent and I loved his smile. May our Merciful and Loving God grant them the inner peace and the strength to deal with such a unfortunate loss.
February 14, 2014
iwatch every show and reruns too. love it and rest in peace.goodnight daddy
February 14, 2014
Thank you so much Mr. Waite for everything your tremendous talent has given us in this lifetime. I waited so long for someone to rerun one of the greatest tv shows to ever be created and it finally happened. I loved the opportunity to relive to beauty of the Waltons and Mr. Waite's character was a big reason for that. Also, you were a perfect fit in every way to play Mark Harmon's dad on NCIS and I will miss that as well. I'm so glad you were able to continue acting for so long and right up to the end of your life. Peace and love to your family and friends. Goodnight Daddy....
February 14, 2014
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni.

Often Tested, Always Faithful, Brothers Forever.

Thank you for your service to this nation.
February 14, 2014
my husband and I watched this for years and he got cancer and it was one of his fvorites, prayers for the family and friends, such a great actor he will be missed but now maybe my husband will meet him in person in heaven blessings
February 14, 2014
I can hardly think of another television program that I appreciated as much as The Waltons. It showed true multigenerational family life. It was not "glossy". It showed the ups and downs and most importantly, it taught that you can go home again. There will be someone there to help you. It taught so many lessons that we can all learn from.
Mr. Waite persevered in his craft and in his life and overcame alcoholism. That is truly commendable.
May God's peace be a refuge for his family and friends. Psalm 46:1
February 14, 2014
I always loved him as an actor and had recently been watching him on Days of Our Lives, RIP Ralph.
February 14, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 14, 2014
My condolences to his familyiwill keep his family in my prayers
February 14, 2014
What a wonderful, exceptional actor. He will be missed.
February 14, 2014
One of my favorite shows that exemplified family, values, and love. I have the series on DVD and watch the reruns regularly. Great actor, and he will always be fondly remembered for his role as John Walton. May his family find comfort in the memories.
February 14, 2014
He will be greatly missed. Growing up with Mr. Waite via the Waltons, I felt as if he were part of my family. Rest well, dear kind sir. Leigh Labbie (Virginia native)
February 14, 2014
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
February 14, 2014
I grew up watching the waltons. I still watch the reruns. R.I.P. Ralph Waite(Daddy Walton)
February 14, 2014
He was the best,I wished I had him for a father.I don't miss a episode of the show.God Bless his family and tv family I know they loved him like all of us walton fans have done. Good night daddy!
February 14, 2014
Farewell
February 14, 2014
l loved the Waltons and still watch the reruns,it reminds me of my childhood. Good family show and great cast. Goodnight !!
February 14, 2014
Loved this actor. I still watch Walton reruns. The best show ever! It was just like he was thier real dad. I had to pinch myself to remind me they were actors. It was just so so real. RIP Ralph. We will miss you.
February 14, 2014
My sincere condolences to the family of Ralph Waite. May you find comfort from the peace of God during this time of distress and in the days ahead-Phillipians 4:6, 7.
February 14, 2014
He well by his many acting Rolls call family
February 14, 2014
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
February 14, 2014
Growing up without a dad, I always thought how great it would be to have a daddy like John Walton, which is the character I will always remember him by. To Mr Waite's family, I am so sorry for your loss.
February 14, 2014
i was not a die hard fan of this show although you couldnt help know it and the cast of characters i did however know his acting etc, and he will be missed may he rip, no mention of family, but if he has any surviving family and the cast members who loved him my deepest condolences to all
February 14, 2014
RIP....
February 14, 2014
We are so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed mr Waite on the Walton's and on ncis. He was a great actor. Prayers for your family
February 14, 2014
May God be with you and your family. We are going to miss you our dear friend. Rest in peace.
February 14, 2014
So sorry to hear about his death. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Thank you for sharing him with us all these years.
February 14, 2014
"Goodnight Daddy", to Mr. Ralph Waite. You reminded me of my own father, as you wore those plaid flannel shirts and blue work pants. Thank you for being a positive role model for your television family. My deepest condolences to all of your family and friends. God bless your family as they grieve your loss.
February 14, 2014
rest in peace I will really miss your talent,you were wonderful,thank you
February 14, 2014
My husband and I still watch the Walton's every night. They don't make good shows like that anymore! Rest in peace "John Walton".
February 14, 2014
Rest in Peace.
I grew up watching the Waltons and even went to the town where the family lived. You will be greatly missed.
February 14, 2014
What a wonderful actor! I enjoyed many of his acting roles, especially as John Walton and his more recent one as Jackson Gibbs on NCIS. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. RIP and God Bless, Ralph.
February 14, 2014
So sorry to hear of your loss. May you and your family, find comfort in knowing that many have you all in their thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time.
February 14, 2014
We will always remember you, John Walton, as a kind and loving father...
February 14, 2014
You gave us family values to live by.Rest in Peace
February 14, 2014
What a wonderful actor he was. I enjoyed everything he starred in. My deepest sympathy to his family. God Bless you all.
February 14, 2014
I am sorry for your loss. May your family and friends find comfort from God during this difficult time. Psalm 65:2
February 14, 2014
I am going to miss you RIP
February 14, 2014
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this sad time as we lost a wonderful person.

I watched you all the time on The Waltons and now my daughter and I continue to watch the reruns of that show.

You were a true icon and will be missed by so many.

We all have an angel now to watch over us and with you getting your "Angel Wings" you are now free.

Thank you Mr. Waite, you were the best.

Goodnight and RIP.
February 14, 2014
I watched "The Waltons" every Thursday night and still love the reruns. You were the heart of the show; it thrived even without Olivia. I love your down-to-earth portrayal of John Walton. Your family came first and you gave wise and practical advice. You will definitely be missed. My prayers for you family and loved ones.
February 14, 2014
I have love ole man Walton forever! When I saw him on NCIS I was so thrilled. He literally warmed my heart...just by seeing him. I am so sad for his loss...I wasn't ready to not see him in the show. Perfect fit.....as he was in life! A perfect fit. So sorry for his loss. Thoughts and prayers.
Molly Forkey
February 14, 2014
Thank you for sharing your talent. Godspeed Ralph.
February 14, 2014
Good night, and God Bless. Ralph was a true role model as to what a father figure should be. He will be deeply missed.
My very deepest and most heartfelt condolences to the Family of Ralph Waite. may he forever rest in peace, and God's Perpetual Light shine upon him.
February 14, 2014
I loved watching The Waltons and still do.Loved John Walton and his portrayal of the part as Daddy Walton...you will be missed.
February 14, 2014
February 14, 2014
I never knew my grandpaws but every time I watched Mr Waite perform, I wished they were just like him, you will be missed by many
February 14, 2014
rip
February 14, 2014
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
February 14, 2014
God Bless you Ralph. What a beautiful person you were. My prayers to your family and everyone who knew you.
February 14, 2014
Good Night Mr Walton!! R.I.P my friend!!
February 14, 2014
Condolences to your family and loved ones. Loved the Walton's. Good night Pa.
February 14, 2014
I loved the Walton's and still watch reruns. I also have all the show a complete set of all the show on a set of DVD'S. I also watched you all of my life and every time you spoke it went straight to my heart like you were talking to me. You will be missed by so many.
February 14, 2014
My prayers go out to the family of Ralph Waite, AKA: John Walton,Sr. I am very sad to hear of his passing. I watch the reruns regularily and have all the DVD's of the series. I feel like this family is part of my family because I relate to them and the experiences they share on the show! Good bye daddy Walton and may you rest in peace! Sincerely, Joyce Lyda, Spartanburg, SC
February 14, 2014
I grew up watching the Waltons and wished i lived in their house. The simplicity of life in those days seemed less stressful. I continue and will continue to watch the show. Good Night and may you rest on peace.
February 13, 2014
I was surprised when I found myself tearing up at the news of his death. That's how close his acting made you feel to him. I too, like many others started to grow up watching their family on television. It is certainly sad to see him go. His is much loved by many.
February 13, 2014
thanks mr.waite daddy first class entertainment watched the waltons with ma every night wish we had more family programs like the waltons god bless and thanks for all the waite family and waltons good night will always remember the love of family
February 13, 2014
To the family and dear friends of Mr. Ralph Waite. I'm so very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Waite. May God give you all the comfort, peace and the strength you will needto endure such a painful time in your lives. God Bless you all. I use to watch the Walton all of the time. That's where I got my sons name from JASON, I loved that name. He was a wonderful actor, and I'm very sure that he will be missed.
February 13, 2014
Deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Waite. He will be forever loved and remembered by all
February 13, 2014
Rest In Heaven
February 13, 2014
My husband and I grew up watching The Waltons. Everyone on that show was great actors and actresses. We truly LOVE this wonderful man. We are devastated to hear of his passing. May God comfort his real life family, and his TV families. Rest in Peace, and, Goodnight, Daddy.
February 13, 2014
Thanks for the memories and the autographs you sent our family. The Popes Memphis Tn.
February 13, 2014
Mr Waite, you were one of my favorite actors.
I would have loved to have a father like you. RIP
John Walton.
February 13, 2014
You will be missed I remember you on the Walton's and NCIS. I hope NCIS will do a special on you as Gibbs Dad. My condolences for your family and friends
February 13, 2014
he was so good on the Walton's rip mr. Walton
February 13, 2014
I have always enjoyed watching you on the Walton and on NCIS. You will be truely missed
February 13, 2014
Rest in peace, Pa.
February 13, 2014
Rip
February 13, 2014
So very sad for the family he left behind, both on the mountain and in CA. I have loved this show for 40+ years. John Walton was a center of strength in my house. We had 7 just like them, we were guide though life by a living mother and a fair but strict father. John

walton may you rest in peace with grandma and Zeb . Hopefully your view will be a beautiful as there's. I will Carry your many words of wisdom with me always.


Ken from natick
February 13, 2014
I so Enjoyed seeing Ralph in his many Roles. He had a Great Gift that is like no other. Please except my Thoughts and prayers to His Family and Friends and extended Family too. P.I.P. Ralph!
February 13, 2014
I was saddened to hear of the death of Ralph Waite. I truly enjoyed his role on the Walton's as the father and the show was truly about a down to earth family that struggled during the depression. He will be truly missed as he gave so much to television and his role as Mr. Walton. Rest in Peace
February 13, 2014
I remembered when the Walton's first came on television. They were on Thursday night and I loved the Walton's. I watch all of the reruns when I can. The old reruns are about the only thing fit to watch on television. This man will be missed. RIP Ralph you will be missed.
February 13, 2014
I am so sorry to read this news. The Waltons is one of my top five TV series that ever appeared on TV. I have all the seasons and still enjoy watching them. I am anxiously awaiting my granddaughters to get a couple of years older so they can enjoy and learn something about out country back in the depression era of the 1930's. Mr. Waite did a wonderful job of playing the strong but patient father of the family. My sincere sympathy to the family and friends of this wonderful actor.
February 13, 2014
RiP, Thank you for all of the wonderful hours of enjoyment that you gave me! Prayers and condolences to the Waite family!!
February 13, 2014
Ralph Waite you will be very missed R.I.P
February 13, 2014
Enjoyed watching Ralph for many years. From The Waltons to Days of Our Lives. Rest in Peace.
February 13, 2014
My condolences to the Waite family.  May God give you comfort during this time of distress for he is near to those calling upon  him and their cry for help he will hear.  Psalm 145:18,19
February 13, 2014
What a wonderful human being, loved the waltons felt as if i was part of the family! god bless, goodnite daddy!
February 13, 2014
r.i.p john walton you were the best dad and husband on the walton we love you and will miss you good night ralph waite
February 13, 2014
So sad love Mr Walton ..Rip Mr Waite you will be missed but never forgotten.....
February 13, 2014
I am deeply saddened for the loss of Ralph Waite, my condolences to the family. Each day I watch reruns of the Waltons on cable. I love the show as it is wholesome family entertainment and showcases good morals and values. God cares and will comfort you during this sad time.
February 13, 2014
I watch reruns of The Waltons on The Hallmark Channel almost every day. My condolences go out to your family. May you rest in peace!
February 13, 2014
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
February 13, 2014
I loved the Waltons and still watch reruns. Thanks for all the happy memories and may your family find peace in all your memories. Prayers for you,
February 13, 2014
I grew up watching The Waltons. He felt like part of my family.He will be greatly missed. Good night Daddy.
February 13, 2014
You will be sadly missed as Pa Walton and also as Gibb's father on NCIS. Have watched you all of my life and every time you spoke it went straight to my heart like you were talking to me.
February 13, 2014
Condolences to your family and to those whom you touched with your work. You will be missed by so many. RIP
February 13, 2014
One of the best actors ever! You'll be missed
February 13, 2014
Thank you for teaching me to be a better parent by being a wonderful TV father. Nancy ... Corpus Christi, Texas
February 13, 2014
Great actor, perfect for the part of The Waltons. Hope his father like character would live on for generations. Hope for the best for family/friend and fans
February 13, 2014
God bless the family, I still watch all the reruns off the Walton's, even my kids watch them, they were real shows back then. Another great actor gone
February 13, 2014
good night Ralph, may you rest in peace, on that walton mountain.sure did like you on the show.you made a real good father.
February 13, 2014
good night, you will be miss we love you thank you.
February 13, 2014
Love this actor,he was great in the ""BODY GUARD"".PEACE TO THE FAMILY.