Class of 1983
Born: December 14, 1928 in Jasper, Alabama
Category: Youth Benefactor
He was an athlete at Walker County High and Florence State (now North Alabama). He coached one year at Hazel Green High before launching a show business career where everybody knew him as “Goober” on the Andy Griffith Show. He initiated the George Lindsey Celebrity Golf Classic in Montgomery in 1971. His glory and fame in Alabama sports is for his renowned godfathering of competitive athletics for thousands of Alabama youngsters, particularly for the Special Olympics.