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Joe Conley, known as ‘Waltons’ storekeeper in TV series

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Joe Conley, an actor best known as the small town storekeeper on the television series ‘‘The Waltons,’’ has died at age 85.

The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday that according to wife Louise Conley, Joe Conley died at a care facility in Southern California on Sunday. She said he had suffered from dementia.

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A native of Buffalo, Mr. Conley had bit parts on 1960s series like ‘‘Green Acres’’ and ‘‘The Beverly Hillbillies’’ before he landed the role on the CBS series ‘‘The Waltons’’ in 1972 that would last nearly a decade.

Mr. Conley played Ike Godsey, postmaster and owner of the Jefferson County general store frequented by the Walton family in Depression-era Virginia. He appeared in 172 episodes during nine seasons and in television movie reunions that lasted into the 1990s.

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