Jerry Haynes, better known as Mr. Peppermint, died from complications due to Parkinson's disease.
His funeral is being held Saturday at Lover's Lane United Methodist Church in Dallas.
According to WFAA-TV, his show was the longest-running locally produced show in the history of the station.
In fact, Mr. Peppermint appeared in more than 6,000 episodes. He was known for his red-and-white suit, straw hat and candy-stripped cane.
According to the Star-Telegram, Mr. Peppermint ran a fictitious music shop and led viewers, who he called "little gumdrops," on adventures with his friends Muffin Bear and Mr. Wiggly Worm.
He wasn't just a television icon. According to WFAA, Haynes also appeared in more than 50 motion pictures, and the television shows "Dallas" and "Walker, Texas Ranger."