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Everything You Need to Know about Stan Cadwallader - Jim Nabors' Husband


Saving the lives of other people is a noble act. It gives a person that deep feeling of accomplishment as one sees people able to live after being caught in a jeopardizing situation. Such people capable of saving a person from dangerous accidents are on the front-line to rescue those in peril.

One notable person is Stan Cadwallader. He has saved countless lives from the perils brought by fire, but he could never keep the one life he wanted to save. That is the misery that accompanies the accomplishment his work has for him.

But who is Stan Cadwallader? And why is he such a famous person? Let's find out.

Who Is Stan Cadwallader?

Stan Cadwallader was a firefighter by profession. He has been doing his job for years until he married a person of the same sex. He was also a businessman but is now enjoying his retirement despite his loss three years ago. He came to the limelight because of his marriage to a renowned comedian.

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Early Life Of Stan Cadwallader

Stan Cadwallader was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on January 28, 1948. He was an only child of a firefighter and a housewife. He finished his primary and secondary education in his hometown. As an only child, he frequents the fire department where his father worked. Although little is known of his childhood, it is no doubt that he has an incredible moment with his family in their hometown where he grew up.

Furthermore, he decided not to continue his education in college. Instead, he chose to be a firefighter, like his father. That marks how close he is to his father.

His Firefighting Career

After Stan has decided to pursue the same profession as his father, he immediately underwent training. At 20 years old, Stan became a member of the Honolulu Fire Department, working side by side with his father.

Although he wasn't famous for his career, he has been on various dangerous missions and saved lives and properties in peril. He continued his job for two more years after he got married and eventually retired.

Dating And Marriage

Stan's love story might be a little different than the usual ones. With an 18-year gap, Stan met his husband in 1975 when he planned on venturing into the business world. Like any other office relationship, Stan worked for Jim Nabors and maintained the professional connection until they both fell in love with each other.

They continued dating in secret for 38 years before they got married. That is because the United States did not yet legalize same-sex marriage back in the 80s or 90s.

Jim nabors and stan cadwallader
Jim nabors and stan cadwallader

During the 2000s, the couple announced that they have been dating since then. The world has slowly accepted same-sex marriage. In December 2012, Washington first legalized same-sex marriage. Stan and Jim decided to fly to Washington. A month after, on January 13, 2013, they tied the knot before a judge and a few close friends at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel in Seattle, Washington. They never decided to adopt any child.

Since then, the couple has lived happily together until Jim Nabors passed away.

Jim Nabors is a famous actor and comedian. It was because of Jim that Stan became the new subject of the public interest. Jim is widely known for his appearances in the '60s hit TV shows such as The Andy Griffith Show and Gomer Pyle.

Death Of A Husband

Stan's husband, Jim, was diagnosed with hepatitis B in the early '90s, which greatly affected his health. Aside from that, he also underwent a liver transplant in 1994. Although the operation was a success, Jim Nabors' health has deteriorated over the years and has further affected his other healthy organs.

By 2012, he went through open-heart surgery at the Queens Medical Centre. But no matter how successful the operation was, Jim's health has worsened as the years passed by.

Stan wasn't able to do anything to save his beloved husband from the pain he was suffering from. No matter how much he wanted to save Jim from the claws of death, one can never escape once it's his time to depart.

By November 30, 2017, Jim Nabors took his last breath. He passed away peacefully but left a devastated Stan Cadwallader to face the world alone.

Although his husband's death has left a poignant void in his heart, Stan continued to live his life the way Jim wanted him to. He knew Jim would never want to see him staying in one place and not moving forward. That alone motivated him to carry on with his life despite the absence of his other half. The memories they shared were enough fuel to have Stan moving. Stan has always considered meeting Jim as the best thing that ever happened in his life. Letting go may have been hard, but it gave him peace, knowing that his beloved would be happy to see him happy.

Stan Cadwallader's Net Worth

Stan has accumulated a large fortune as his average salary as a firefighter ranges from $31,500 to $63,500. As of 2020, Stan's overall wealth is $1 million.

On the other hand, Stan's husband has made a fortune valuing at $15 million by the time of Nabors' death. There is no confirmation whether Nabors has transferred all of his properties and fortune to Stan's account. But it is expected that Stan would have received a portion of his late husband's wealth.

As time goes by, Stan's net worth continues to get higher. We can only assume that by the end of the year, the value might even double up.

Hobbies And Interests

Stan loves traveling, so does Jim. The two clicked together when it comes to that, as they have toured worldwide through the years. With all the travels they have made, Stan found his favorite place – Kyoto, Japan. It is no doubt that Stan is also a nature lover.

Aside from that, Stan also liked watching comedies and stand-up performances, which compliments and gives credit to Jim Nabors.

Moreover, Stan had frequently played football and soccer when he was younger. By the time he was in his 30s, he had stopped playing football and soccer. Instead, he focused his attention on playing chess and golf – two sports that are undoubtedly what wealthy people participate in. Not only that, but Stan is also known as good at billiards and poker.

Furthermore, Stan is a humanitarian. He has donated a considerable amount of money to charity throughout the years. It just proves that Stan Cadwallader is indeed a man with a big heart.

Life Today

After the passing of his husband, Stan had difficulty moving on from the pain. After 43 years of being together, Stan has to live alone now, just with the memories he has shared with Jim.

Stan cadwallader
Stan cadwallader

Although it may seem impossible for Stan to get back up, he was able to show the world just how brave and strong he is by standing on his own. He is not in any relationship right now; instead, he focuses on their business and supports charity works. Stan decided to continue Jim's legacy and kind heart in this world.

Stan Cadwallader has been through ups and downs. Despite the fortune he has stored, his life was far from being perfect. But he never let his shortcomings and downfalls direct his life. Stan believes that the present sufferings are incomparable to what lies ahead, to the blessings that will be revealed in due time.

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Jaya Mckeown

Jaya Mckeown - Jaya moved to Boston from New York to pursue a master's degree in corporate communications at Emerson College. This experience, combined with her undergraduate degree in psychology and teaching, has equipped her with valuable skills that she employs on a daily basis in real estate negotiations, homebuyer and seller education, and successful promotion of the team's listings. Jaya's clients often characterize her as meticulous, proactive, and enjoyable to be around.

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