'Gomer Pyle' Marries His Lifelong Male Partner

Jim Nabors, the Hawaii resident well known for his starring role in the 1960s television sitcom Gomer Pyle, USMC, married his longtime male partner early this month.

Nabors told Hawaii News Now that the he and his companion, Stan Cadwallader, traveled to Washington State, where gay marriages became legal in early December 2012. They were married at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle.

"I'm 82 and he's in his 60s and so we've been together for 38 years and I'm not ashamed of people knowing, it's just that it was such a personal thing, I didn't tell anybody," Nabors said. "I'm very happy that I've had a partner of 38 years and I feel very blessed.  And, what can I tell you, I'm just very happy."

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