"The 12-25-2014 Gunsmoke white Christmas episode with children and Santa Claus at the Long Branch was great. Miss Kitty said to Matt "Marry Christmas Cow Boy" and gave him a kiss on the cheek.
I was born in 1954, my father would let me stay up late at night to watch Gunsmoke with him every chance we could. What a treat that was.
I am a veteran with no children, so this white Christmas episode was a little hart warming on Christmas day.
Thank You James for your service and your Gunsmoke shows, God Bless.
- C Bender, Wessington Springs, South Dakota. Dec. 27, 2014"
– Clinton Bender, A Fan,
Wessington Springs, SD, Dec 27, 2014
"Still watch Gunsmoke and really enjoy it. To me he was a gentle giant."
– Paula, fan,
NY, May 12, 2014
"Growing up with Gunsmoke literally since I was born in 1955, I cried when I heard of his passing. No shows of that caliber will ever be seen again."
– Michael Dekle, Fan,
Ochlocknee, GA, Dec 31, 2011
"Dear Jim, I cried and cried when it was your time to go , I watched you on Gunsmoke, my grandmother and i never missed a show it was out special time to see that show, I was a wee girl and you were my hero, I always told my grandma "I want to marry him" shows back then had moral stories and were healthy for a kid like me to watch, to me as I got older your character was "a real man' strong, yet shy, gentle, yet commanding, a real man of the law, I loved the show, and my thoughts of you as a normal person were that you were kind, a good dad, and funny, i dont know why , but i just thought you would be great to have as a dad. your still my hero. so much love to you, I know your soul is with God, and you are in a state of happiness one day i will meet your soul you lovely beautiful man. thank you for your talent and godness,"
– ashleigh, fan,
Dec 26, 2011
"I loved Gunsmoke and everyone involved in it. I also liked his brother's show as well."
– Mikkie Hicks, A fan,
Dec 24, 2011
"He will be deeply missed. Prayers go out to his family & friends at this time."
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