Wilbur Cole
Jeff Fields
Thomas Johnson
Dickie Lester
Scooby Long
Spyder Webb
Mary Jane Weir
Ears Wilson

Chick-Fil-A Florence Athletic Hall Of Fame


Richard (Dickie) Everett Lester

  • Graduated from McClenaghan High School in 1962
  • Graduated from University of South Carolina in 1966 with a BS Degree in Business
  • Graduated from University of South Carolina with Degree in Law in 1969 (Juris Doctor)
  • Lettered in basketball, football and track in high school
  • 1962 was Student Body President and voted “Best All Round”
  • Held the McClenaghan High School Pole Vault record
  • As a Senior, he was named All Southern in football (13 States)
  • As a Senior he was selected for the Shrine Bowl and was voted MVP
  • In 1962, as a Senior, he was the recipient of the Rainwater Trophy as Outstanding Male Athlete in Florence
  •  Received a football scholarship to the University of South Carolina in football as QB
  • After graduation, he played in USA Tennis Association Tournaments where he was a highly ranked player and played on 4 State Championship teams
  • In 1997, his 4.5 tennis finished 4th in the National Tournament after winning the Southeastern Regionals
  • Was a member of the FBI and was recognized 3 times for his outstanding work by J. Edgar Hoover & Patrick Gray