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James Knowland Best

Jul 26, 1926 – Apr 6, 2015 (Age 88)


July 26, 1926
April 6, 2015


Drum Funeral Home - Hickory Obituary

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James Best was one of the funniest people I ever knew,Your home town of cordon indiana is proud of you and we miss you may God bles

I loved watching the dukes of hazzard roscoe was my favorite hed made me laugh i watched the show every time it came on and i seen him play i a lot of westerns and other shows ill miss him so much but one day ill see him in heaven i dident get the chance to meet him at the windy city grill others say they did well met. In heaven some day a fan of yours

Been a fan of him since the Twilight Zone episode,always felt he didn't get the credit he deserved as,a actor,thanks for being a great actor,

I grew up enjoying Mr Best. My kids growing up on him now. Thank You Sir! We will remember you with laughter!

Wish people understood what a wonderful actor he was beyond Dukes, which he cracked me up in. He never did anything halfway bless him. I will watch anything he is in. Such a handsome talented charismatic man. Wish he had opportunities for leading roles, still he was an asset to whatever production he appeared in. Thank goodness for TCM. I've recorded whatever I can find.

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
June 21, 2019

I lived in Corydon lndiana just a half block from the Normon Best residence. I was born in 1952 so Jimmy was a little ahead of me. I remember him acting at the Hayswood Theatre in Corydon and a visit to Corydon with Burt Renolds. He was an inspiration to many young people in Corydon as to follow your dreams and never give up. Jimmy has and will always be missed. Dale Fawver, NC

I just watched the episode of Andy Griffith of him playing Jim Lyndsey. I've watched it more times than I can count. I just think he was a class act. RIP

I always like Roscoe it makes me laugh I always like the Dukes of Hazzard