Ron Howard Mourns Jim Nabors Days After Own Dad Dies. “Been a Rough Week”

On Monday, Ron’s father Rance passed away. Just two years older than Nabors, Rance Howard left a legacy and impacted his sons’ lives in many ways.

The elder Howard appeared in many movies over the years, including his son’s. Rounding out his experience was his involvement with television series such as “Seinfeld,” “Married with Children,” and “Happy Days.”

Rance’s wife, Judy, passed away at the beginning of the year, but he is survived by his sons and two granddaughters.

To be hit with the news of Nabors’ passing so soon after losing a beloved family member has been, as he tweeted, “rough.”

The two were good friends, starring as Gomer and Opie in the ‘Andy Griffith Show’. The men kept in contact over the years, exchanging kind words and notes.

In a 2014 interview, Nabors mentioned that the two had stayed in contact. He shared what the last letter between them

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