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MCWHIRTER1952 SparkPoints: (1,668)
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2/15/14 2:51 P

may he rip it still hurts to know 2 great actors we all knew. Ralph and Shirley Temple

smile. enjoy life.
MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,874
2/15/14 2:39 P

As far as I know, the guy that played Jon Boy is still alive. Ralph Waite played the dad on the Walton's. One of the best shows ever.

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2/15/14 2:19 P

I absolutely loved the Walton's as a kid and I still watch the reruns! RW will be missed?,

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2/15/14 1:17 P

I had not heard that Ralph Waite had passed away until I read it here. I loved the show growing up and when my kids were young, we watched it every night in reruns. When my son and daughter were about ages 3 and 5 we went to a Walton reunion near Charlottesville, VA where they have a museum and you can see the house they really grew up in. We got to see many of the actors and actresses but not John-Boy.

LEKESHIA35 -- John Boy didn't die -- it was the father.

I still love that show. Prayers to Ralph's family --he too reminded me of my Dad. Great actor. Really sad to hear this.

Edited by: MCCC75 at: 2/15/2014 (16:03)
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MYAKAYAH Posts: 9,233
2/15/14 1:09 P

Yeah, this last week with Sid Caesar, Shirley Temple and Ralph Waite God's needing some fun entertainment ha? :)~ I always loved John Sr. I watch reruns of The Waltons online or Hallmark Channel! May the families have peace in this difficult time!

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2/15/14 11:25 A

after reading the post i can not believe john boy is dead. i hate to hear that. i did not know shirley temple had died. i still watch the waltons

i gotta stick with my goal. i can see my way through this this and i will succeed.
MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,874
2/15/14 10:52 A

I didn't know he played Gibbs dad in NCIS. My favorite show.

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2/15/14 8:34 A

Ralph Waite, Shirley Temple Black- Rest In Peace


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TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,185
2/15/14 8:21 A

I'm still watching the re-runs of the Walton's

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2/15/14 8:18 A

I hadn't heard that he passed away. So sad.


2/14/14 5:28 P

I loved to watch him on the Waltons. I come from a family of eight and my sister and I always compared our family to the Waltons.

SLLYONS51 Posts: 3,169
2/14/14 3:27 P

Loved him on NCIS too. RIP

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2/14/14 12:24 P

RIP Ralph Waite. The character of Mr Walton reminded me so my of my own dad!

2/14/14 12:22 P

I loved the Waltons too. Prayers to the Waite family. BTW I live near Walton's mountain actually, but I think it's called Carter's Mountain.

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2/14/14 12:10 P

emoticon emoticon . Prayers to Ralph Waite family.

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MKRETIRED Posts: 560
2/14/14 12:45 A

RIP Ralph.

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2/14/14 12:30 A

WOW!!! What a week. I also had a good friend who wet to be with Jesus on Monday. Heaven is God Bless them all. gaining some awesome saints this week. Thw Waltons were/ still is one of my favorite shows.


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2/14/14 12:18 A

I loved The Waltons!!!! RIP Mr. Walton!!!!

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KKLENNERT809 Posts: 9,583
2/13/14 11:19 P

I too am sad to hear this.

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FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
2/13/14 10:46 P

I'm so sad to hear of the passing of John Walton (Ralph Waite) I loved the show and he and Livy were always so sweet with one another.... They say it happens in 3's we lost Shirley Temple, Sid Ceasar and now Ralph Waite all in one week, heaven is full of talent....
RIP Mr. Walton, god bless your family!

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