written by Quick Cal July 19, 2013
Last night we lost an ICON of the CFDA. Our friend F. H. Shimer aka Lester P. Larceny, CFDA Life member # 1872, has passed away. Lester found Cowboy Fast Draw just several years ago. He was introduced to it by his old friend Billy 2 Guns, who we also lost just several months ago. Lester was a long-time stunt man and appeared in numerour films. He was involved in the Sport of Fast Draw in the 1970's, but lost contact with it until he found us again.
Lester was especially fond of the CFDA Shoot for the Stars - Scholarship Program. Ha has done so much to raise funds for this worthly cause.
Lester has been very active in Cowboy Fast Draw the past few years and loved going to all the contests he could. He did very well in competition and would always hold his opponents accountable for hitting their target, he was consistent.
I spoke to Lester just a few days ago and he was complaining about a cough. He had given up smoking several months ago and was proud that he did. He had just made some posts yesterday shortly before he died suddenly from a heart attack.
We will miss Lester and will remember hinm always as a true character of our game.
We will have a 21 Six-Gun Salute for Lester P. Larceny at the Fastest Gun Alive during the opening ceremonies.
Our thought and prayers are with Marian, his wife of 47 years.
Farewell to our friend.....
Quick Cal, Director of CFDA
* Lester was also a member of the OFDAI