Jun. 21, 1936 Schuyler Nelson County Virginia, USA
Apr. 1, 2004 Schuyler Nelson County Virginia, USA
In memory of James Hamner Age: 68 years old
James E. Hamner, youngest brother of Earl Hamner Jr. died of emphysema at age 67. Mr. Hamner was the basis for the character Jim-Bob in the hit TV series "The Waltons." "The Waltons" became one of the most popular TV series in America in the 1970s. It told the story of a poor mountain family facing the challenges of the Great Depression. James Hamner's character Jim-Bob was portrayed by actor David W. Harper. Good night Jim-Bob.