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Jerry Lee..Conchokid...has passed

JayhawkerJayhawker ModeratorPosts: 16,920 Senior Member
Just a note to let you folks know that Jerry Lee, Admin here on the board and editor of Gun Digest passed away on November 1, 2019 at the age of 82...

Jerry was a damned good man...May he rest in peace...
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,128 Senior Member
    Damn. Rest in peace Jerry.

    He was a good guy.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,148 Senior Member
    An accomplished guy.  May he rest in peace.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,093 Senior Member
    RIP Conchokid

    You and "Marshall" Dan can swap stories about this place ;)
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  • 1965Jeff1965Jeff Senior Member Posts: 1,644 Senior Member
    RIP,very sorry to learn that.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,670 Senior Member
    RIP
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    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 23,659 Senior Member
    Oh wow. That's kind of unexpected. DIJ
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

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  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 11,738 Senior Member
    RIP.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 3,962 Senior Member
    knitepoet said:
    RIP Conchokid

    You and "Marshall" Dan can swap stories about this place ;)
    ^This^
    First the Marshall and now The Kid.
    Dang...

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  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,914 Senior Member
    RIP Concho
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  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,658 Senior Member
  • bullsi1911bullsi1911 Moderator Posts: 11,150 Senior Member
    damnit.

    RIP, Jerry.  
    To make something simple is a thousand times more difficult than to make something complex.
    -Mikhail Kalashnikov
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,625 Senior Member
    Sorry to hear this, Just Prayed o:) for his family
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,625 Senior Member
    Do we have a new Admin here yet?
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,035 Senior Member
    Not that I'm aware of.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,779 Senior Member
    Got to spend a fair amount of time with him on the phone over the last few years, specially around the time of my exit from the forum.   I was curious about the gun writing gig and he gave me good insight and gave freely of his time and knowledge.  One of my prized possessions is now of course extra meaningful.  Godspeed Jerry...
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 230 Member
    Sad. Another man I wish I had the opportunity to meet. So much knowledge that can never be shared again.  o:)
  • coolgunguycoolgunguy Senior Member Posts: 6,610 Senior Member
    RIP, Concho.
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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 7,939 Senior Member
    May he rest in peace.  I sent prayers to his family.

    I had no idea he was 82.

    Seems like he once mentioned why he picked his forum name, and it had to do with being born in Texas, perhaps San Angelo.  The Concho River runs through here, but I'm not sure that had anything to do with this forum name.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,828 Senior Member
    My condolences
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,779 Senior Member
    May he rest in peace.  I sent prayers to his family.

    I had no idea he was 82.

    Seems like he once mentioned why he picked his forum name, and it had to do with being born in Texas, perhaps San Angelo.  The Concho River runs through here, but I'm not sure that had anything to do with this forum name.
    Actually came from this Western comic book character from his childhood.  The company that published the comic book later became Marvel.

    http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix8/conchokid.htm



    CONCHO KID

    Real Name: Billy Bivins

    Identity/Class: Normal human (Old West Era)

    Occupation: Killer, thief, fugitive

    Group Membership: None

    Affiliations: None

    EnemiesSam BenderIndian Gomez, various victims (names unrevealed)

    Known Relatives: Sam Bender (father), mother (name unrevealed), Jeb Bivins(stepfather)

    Aliases: None

    Base of Operations: Mobile in Nevada, USA

    First Appearance: Wild Western#20/4 (February, 1952)

    Powers/Abilities: The Concho Kid was a vicious and bloodthirsty gunfighter who found happiness in killing and stealing. He had a cruel streak generally that blossomed when he had handguns.

    Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
    Weight: 130 lbs. (by approximation)
    Eyes: Unrevealed
    Hair: Brown

    History

    (Wild Western#20/4 (fb) - BTS) - Billy Bivins' mother ran off with her son away from his father, Sam Bender. She instead married Jeb Bivins, who looked after the boy when she died soon after. However, Jeb was abusive to the boy.

    (Wild Western#20/4 (fb)) - Billy developed a cruel streak, happy when hurting animals, but felt isolated as other children didn't want to play with him and he blamed it on his bullying stepfather. One day, one of Jeb's friends stopped by, the rogue fugitive Indian Gomez. Billy admired the gunman's killer reputation and listened to Gomez brag of his latest murderous crimes. When Gomez slept, Billy wanted to hold Gomez's guns and slipped one out of its holster. But Gomez woke and thought the buy was stealing, so he quickly lashed the boy with a bullwhip. Scared, Billy fired the gun and killed the fugitive. Jeb woke and, while shocked, hoped to steal from the corpse. Billy wanted to keep the guns, angering Jeb into violence, so Billy shot him dead too. Billy then dressed in Gomez's clothes, and took his guns and horse. For four years, he roamed Nevada, killing many out of sheer enjoyment and garnered a fearsome reputation as the Concho Kid, named after the conchos that decorated his stolen clothes. Barely an adult, he eventually rode into Butte County, which was protected by his forgotten father Sam Bender. The sheriff tracked Billy down, finding him in the woods where he had killed Gomez. The Concho Kid refused to surrender, so Bender shot him dead.

    (Wild Western#20/4 (fb) - BTS) - Curious, Bender researched into the Concho Kid's past and discovered he was his long-lost son.

    (Wild Western#20/4) - Bender recounted their encounter and what he'd learned of the Concho Kid, hoping that Billy had finally found the happiness the boy had long sought.

    Comments: Created by uncredited writer, Warren Broderick (pencils & inks).

    Although not shown on his outfit (you can barely see them on the hat), he was dubbed "Concho Kid" for the conchos (small, decorative, metal disks) he wore.

    Interesting secondary-color scheme (purple and green) like the future Green Goblin.


    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,035 Senior Member
    Wow! That write-up certainly doesn't describe the ConchoKid we all knew.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,779 Senior Member
    Wow! That write-up certainly doesn't describe the ConchoKid we all knew.

    Mike
    Nope.  But I think it was just a cool name and memories of a long ago childhood imagination/adventures.  A different time when some of us enjoyed being the Wild West desperado in our games as much as being the good guy.
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Posts: 7,035 Senior Member
    I'm thinking you're right.

    I'll always think of Jerry as one of the nicest people I never actually met.

    Mike
    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
    N454casull
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 5,779 Senior Member
    I'm thinking you're right.

    I'll always think of Jerry as one of the nicest people I never actually met.

    Mike
    Yep, me too...
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Great OutdoorsGreat Outdoors Member Posts: 314 Member
    We all took turns wearing the black hat, I can smell the caps right now.  Passing of an era.

  • TugarTugar Senior Member Posts: 2,222 Senior Member
    RIP
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,110 Senior Member
    Sad to hear this. My condolences and prayers to his family.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
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