Joe Conley, best known for his role as storekeeper Ike Godsey on the Waltons, passed away on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles Times reports Tuesday that according to wife Louise Conley, Joe Conley died at a care facility in Southern California on Sunday. She says he had suffered from dementia.
During the 60s, Conley started acting with small roles in shows such as Green Acres and the Beverly Hillbillies. Then he landed his big role as Ike on The Waltons in 1972 and continued to be a part of the series for nearly ten years. Godsey was the postmaster and owner of the Jefferson County general store frequented by the Walton family in Depression-era Virginia. He would appear in 172 episodes over nine seasons and in TV movie reunions that lasted into the 1990s.