Condolence & Memory Journal

Mike always made me smile. I loved to listen when he played guitar. I am so sorry I hadn't know Mike and Tonia longer. I will miss his smiling face.

Posted by Diane Tague - Rising Sun, IN - Friend   February 19, 2013

With my deepest respect and sympathy
Dear Family ~ We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. 2 Corinthians 5:8 He shall all meet again in the presents of the Lord.
Our friendship expanded over 27 years. I have so many memory's of Mike, I could not begin to tell them all. One of my favorites is when he came to my home, in Dayton at that time, knowing I could not pack up my piano and come to him, he packed up and came to me. We played and sang all night long, this memory will always be in my soul. Many years at Grants Creek, with both of our sons and that crazy dog Rocky. He was the master of grilling chicken, he had 1000 ways to fix chicken and I never ate one that I didn't like. The time Mike, Kevin and I drove from Indiana to see his sister Sandy. We sang all the way there and back. I loved Mike, he make me feel like I was his only friend, ever time he seen me, even though he had hundreds of friends. He made me feel loved and glad I was on the planet. He was very proud of the man his son became and his daughter was his heart. I have tons of photos and zillions of memory's of my dear loved friend.

I was unable to attended Mikes funeral and give my respects'. I was two days into an acute pancreatic attack, when I heard the news of Mike crossing over. The shock in tensed my illness. This attack will pass and my memories will last me till we all see him again in heaven. The brightest star always burn out the fastest !!

Posted by Nanetta " Netta" - Cincinnati, OH - Close friend   January 27, 2013

You will be missed!

Posted by Matt Radcliffe - blanchester, OH - friend   January 26, 2013

RIP brother. The good ones die young and you are further proof. Rock-on my friend.

Posted by Jack Adkins - East Enterprise, IN - friend   January 25, 2013

Wow Mike, sitting here thinking of the memories I have you. All of them either make me laugh or smile. I know you are rockin' out up there in heaven because those angels sure gained one of the most awesome guitar players. Watch over your kids, grandbabies and Tonia. Everyone sure will miss you, but until we meet again.

Posted by Melissa Ann Salazar - Madison, IN - Friend   January 25, 2013

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The first time we met you said you knew we would be friends for a long time. I'm so sorry that time couldn't be longer. Until we see one another again my friend I'll still be looking forward to hearing you play.

Posted by Dana - Friend   January 24, 2013

Forever music in hearts will mike be.. Loved and missed always now will he be. May ur hearts know that he gave music, love and laughter to all those he knew.. Tonia we love you and are here for u always..

love,
crystal and fred

Posted by crystal hall    January 23, 2013

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I'm going to miss you. I chose a fiery red flame for you because you always had such life and passion for music and life. You will always have a place in our hearts.

Posted by Megan Livengood - Cousin   January 23, 2013

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Rest in Peace, Dear Cousin!

Posted by Lesley Hutton - Cousin   January 23, 2013