For the Southern dads who love us unconditionally, show us the ropes of life, and teach us how to master the perfect burger – Happy Father's Day! In honor of our favorite men, we've pulled some of the best Southern dads from television. From classics like Andy Griffith and Jock Ewing to newcomers like Rick Grimes, these dads are iconic to our celebration of Southern culture.
Coach Eric Taylor
Friday Night Lights
This family man somehow found time to lead his football team to a state championship.
Andy Griffith Show
This Carolina sheriff taught his son Opie everything from fishing to generosity.
Hart Of Dixie
This small-town doctor wanted only the best for his girls Lemon and Magnolia.
John Walton, Sr.
This all-American family man and WWI vet would do anything to protect his 7 kids.
The Walking Dead
This former police officer fiercely protects his friends and his son, Carl.
"Welllllll, doggies!" This Southern transplant brought common sense to his eclectic family.
It’s hard not to love a charming, humble, and committed dad who doubles as a country star.
King Of The Hill
This no-nonsense Texan sticks to traditional values when dealing with his son’s crazy mishaps.
This beloved attorney taught his girls everything he knew – both in and out of the courtroom.
This tough-love oil baron was a controversial father, but made sure to provide for his family.
Is there anything more Southern than opening your heart and home to family?