George Lindsey, who made a TV career as a grinning service station attendant named Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Hee Haw,” has died. Lindsey was the beanie-wearing Goober on “The Andy Griffith Show” from 1964 to 1968 and its successor, “Mayberry RFD,” from 1968 to 1971. Goober Pyle, who had been mentioned on the show as Gomer’s cousin, replaced him.
“The scripts were terrific. In a statement released through the funeral home, Griffith said, “George Lindsey was my friend. `I love you.’”