Georgia blue-collar worker who became an unlikely star of the series, Hee-Haw.
He got to tell a few tall tales on a local radio program, which got him noticed by Chet Atkins.
The telephone number, BR-549, from his used car sales skit, became nationally recognized - used by country music group and a real telephone number for ordering the show's DVDs.
He had three children with Grace Samples.
Misty Rowe, the famous blonde from Hee Haw, co-starred with him on the show.