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James Knowland Best

Jul 26, 1926 – Apr 6, 2015 (Age 88)


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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

Though I watched the Dukes of Hazzard I prefer watching him in all the westerns he was in during his younger years. He was a very good actor who could be serious or funny. So sad that he and many others of the past have passed on. They just dont make actors like James Best anymore.

You gave us so much of yourself in so many movies and shows. It was our pleasure to watch you. Now you are on many movies I've never seen on the GRIT channel. You were so handsome and talented. Thank you for all you did. I hope u are resting peacefully Mr. Best.

We loved The Dukes of Hazzard. We'd pop some popcorn and get comfortable just to watch James Best! I actually married a James Best and going on 50 years of marriage He will be remembered.

My most memorable and awesome was on the twilight zone at his funeral. He did not rise up this time. Loved him forever. Thank you James Best. You are great. Don Phillips

I grew up watching the Dukes. Probably some of the best memories of television. They don't make them like that anymore, and they don't make them like James Best anymore either. One of the most enjoyable characters on tv. Thank you for all of the wonderful memories and may you rest well in heaven. God Bless.

Sir you truly will be missed.
Your legacy will live on through the children of the world that enjoy your shows and your music.

My 6 year old boy my six-year-old daughter and my soon-to-be three year old little boy love the Dukes of Hazzard.
You will truly live on.

Thank you for all the joy you brought into my life when I was just a kid watching the Dukes of Hazzard on Friday nights.
God bless you James Best.

Jamie Mayer