Stan Cadwallader is famously known as the husband of Jim Nabors. Jim was an actor, singer, and comedian, famous for his portrayal of Gomer Pyle in Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C. Besides, Jim is also famous for his work in The Andy Griffith Show, The Jim Nabors Hour, and Return to Mayberry among others.
Unfortunately, Jim passed away in 2017 at the age of 87. At the time of his death, the late actor was still married to Stan Cadwallader. Even though it’s been a couple of years since Jim’s passing, his fans are still curious to know his partner Stan. So, what’s Stan up to these days? Has he found a new partner?
Here’s everything you may want to know about Stan Cadwallader.
Stan Cadwallader Used to Work as a Firefighter before He Became Famous
Stan rose to prominence after he started his relationship with the late actor Jim. However, before he met his future husband, Stan worked as a firefighter in the Honolulu fire department.
Interestingly, Stan was living in a boat while he had the first encounter with Nabors in Honolulu. Things really started making sense when Jim Nabors also fell in love with the small pacific island and relocated there permanently.
Stan Cadwallader and Jim Nabors First Meet-How Did Their Love Blossom?
Stan and Jim’s first meeting was way back in the ’70s. Coincidentally, the pair first met on the late actor’s 45th birthday in July 1975. On the day, Stan went to the Ala Moana shopping center where Jim happened to be present already. And when Stan saw Jim, who had already become a star, he approached him for a chat.
They hit it off at their first meet and went on to dine together the very night. Moreover, as they went on talking they found out that they had a lot in common which led them to start their affair pretty soon. We can apparently say that Stan and Jim never stayed away from each other ever since their first meeting.
They Took Too Long to Marry: 38 Years
Stan and Jim started dating in the 1970s while it was 2013 when they finally thought of getting married. Their big day came after around 38 years since they first started going out.
The pair exchanged their vows at a beautiful wedding held at Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington. Only a couple of their friends joined them in their private wedding.
One factor that might have kept them from marrying is the US law against gay marriage. Apparently, they married around a month after Washington lifted the ban over gay marriage or we can say legalize gay marriage.
The news of their wedding hit a couple of days after their nuptials.
Stan’s Husband Died at 87 in 2017
Just about four years after Stan and Jim officially became married, the great actor passed away at their home in Honolulu, Hawaii. As per records, Jimo died on November 30, 2017, when he was 87. Nabors died after around a year since his health condition started declining, various tabloids reported.
Stan revealed his husband’s death to Associated Press. Stan also said, “Everybody knows he was a wonderful man. And that’s all we can say about him. He’s going to be dearly missed.” Meanwhile, the US Marine Corps also released a statement mourning Jim’s death. The statement read:
“Semper Fi, Gomer Pyle. Rest in peace Jim Nabors, one of the few to ever be named an Honorary Marine.”
Meanwhile, the then-Second Lady of the US, Karen Pence also expressed her grief on Twitter saying “So sad to hear about the passing of Jim Nabors. We heard him sing ‘Back Home Again in Indiana’ at the Indianapolis 500 countless times. We will miss his beautiful voice.”
Stan Cadwallader is in His Early 70s
Stan was born Stanley D Cadwallader on November 30, 1948, in the US state of Michigan. Unfortunately, there isn’t much detail about his parents and siblings at the moment.
He spent the majority of his childhood days in his hometown in Michigan where he completed his education as well. As reported, Stan graduated high school from Petoskey High School in Petoskey, Michigan.
When Stan grew young, he relocated to Hawaii where he ended up meeting with his future husband Jim.
Stan Cadwallader is an American by nationality and is of Caucasian ethnicity. He belongs to English-Welsh ancestry.
Where is He Currently? What is Cadwallader Up To?
Apparently, Stan Cadwallader has been living a low profile life ever since Jim’s death in 2017. He has not made his public appearances as often, so it’s really difficult to predict what he is up to these days.
As a matter of fact, he and his late spouse had been living in O’ahu, Hawaii before his passing. However, since the property was sold for a whopping $12 million in 2018, it’s unclear where Stan resides these days. Besides, Jim’s estate in Maui was also listed for sale for $5 million in 2019.
As of now, it appears Stan prefers living a quiet life away from the media buzz. We hope he is super healthy and doing great with his life.
His Net Worth – Did He Inherit His Late Husband’s Net Worth?
Being a celebrity spouse always keeps you in the limelight not matter you indulge in it or not. Likewise, late actor Jim Nabors’ husband Stan Cadwallader is always in the media. So, a lot of Jim’s fans have been curious to know if his fortune passed down to Stan following his death.
Well, there is no official news regarding the matter. However, the consensus is the majority of Jim’s net worth is passed down to Stan Cadwallader. According to the sources, Jim was worth around $15 million at the time of his death.