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kelmac07
02-10-2017, 09:06 PM
It is with great regret and sadness that I have been asked to inform the community that Cigar Asylum has lost another one of our brothers...and way too soon, I might add.

Mike "Volt" Melton passed away this past week from complications during elective hand surgery. Mike was a young 55 and full of life. For those that knew him, he was an avid biker, very generous, loved his bourbon, his sticks, and his friends and family. Mike was one of the first people I ever met on CA and we herfed every Thursday for almost 7 years. Mike was a firm believer in "smoke what you like, like what you smoke". At our weekly Thursday VCM Herf last night, we had the chance to meet Mike's parents and shared a lot of great memories. Myself and Barry (bscottskangum) were discussing how he was our first true cigar mentor. Mike retired from the Navy after 20 years of service and called Hayes, Va home. He dedicated a lot of his time with his motorcycle club "Military Vets".

He will be deeply missed. Please keep his family and especially his wife, Dot, in your prayers. Mike's wishes were that there would be no service and that his ashes be sent home to Alabama and spread over the lake on his parents property.


Mike is in the black shirt and glasses (legs crossed)...talking to T-Bone who was released from a surgery himself an hour before this photo was taken.

http://i672.photobucket.com/albums/vv82/kelmac07_photo/IMG_0288.jpg

We will miss you "Volt". Please enjoy a stick this weekend in honor of Mike.

MarkinCA
02-10-2017, 09:18 PM
55 is way too young for this Inmate Mac. I do remember a special bombing run performed on Volt a number of years back at one of your VCM herfs. I think it totally blew him away:D

Prayers and thoughts go out to Dot and his family. RIP brother Michael...

kelmac07
02-10-2017, 09:22 PM
55 is way too young for this Inmate Mac. I do remember a special bombing run performed on Volt a number of years back at one of your VCM herfs. I think it totally blew him away:D

Prayers and thoughts go out to Dot and his family. RIP brother Michael...

Mark, oh yes...this one. :r :r And he was TOTALLY blown away. I remember the carnage going on for well over a month.

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34598

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showpost.php?p=933994&postcount=112

AdamJoshua
02-10-2017, 09:23 PM
That really sucks and puts life in perspective. May his memory be a blessing

CEC_Tech
02-10-2017, 09:32 PM
55 is too young....Prayers sent to friends and family. Godspeed Brother of the leaf.

Porch Dweller
02-10-2017, 09:59 PM
Sending positive thoughts to his wife. 55 is far too young.

hotreds
02-10-2017, 10:23 PM
Karen and I were so very saddened to hear this terrible news. Volt was a friend with whom we thoroughly enjoyed herfing, and our future herfs in Newport News will have a hole.

Happier days...

17584

Sauer Grapes
02-10-2017, 10:30 PM
Sorry to hear this. His family and you all will be in my prayers.

The Poet
02-10-2017, 10:47 PM
Complications from elective hand surgery? Somehow that makes it even worse.

Rest in peace, brother. We never met, but I feel your loss. Please Mac, extend our sympathy to his family, and his friends not on this board,

pnoon
02-10-2017, 11:07 PM
So very sad.
Prayers for him and his family.

Subvet642
02-10-2017, 11:38 PM
Fair winds and following seas, Brother.

CigarNut
02-11-2017, 12:42 AM
Thoughts and prayers for him and his family. May He Rest In Peace.

Old Sailor
02-11-2017, 01:04 AM
Prayers for him and his family.

Weelok
02-11-2017, 02:02 AM
Very sad to hear. I will prayer for him, his family, and his friends.

Tio Gato
02-11-2017, 05:03 AM
Simply tragic. Prayer sent above for his loved ones.

longknocker
02-11-2017, 06:13 AM
So Sorry To Hear This, Mac. Prayers For All Of Mike's Family & Friends. Thanks For Sharing The Memories & Bombing Runs. Remember The Good Times.

dijit
02-11-2017, 06:58 AM
WOW,

Safe passage brother and prayers for the family.

drjammer
02-11-2017, 07:47 AM
R.I.P. Brother

massphatness
02-11-2017, 08:08 AM
This is tremendously sad news. Never got to meet Michael, but we had some terrific bomb battles back in the day. He was one of the guys I really identified with in the old Club Stogie times.

Rest in Peace, Volt.

yourchoice
02-11-2017, 08:13 AM
Terribly sad. RIP Volt.

Prayers for the family.

jonumberone
02-11-2017, 09:48 AM
This is awful news. I was fortunate to have been able to meet, and smoke with Mike.
It wasn't the longest herf I've ever been to, but it truly was one of the most fun.

RIP Volt.

icehog3
02-11-2017, 10:44 AM
Gone to soon, my thoughts are with Dot, and Mike's family and friends.

Rest in Peace, Volt.

croatan
02-11-2017, 11:14 AM
Terrible news. I never had the pleasure of meeting Mike in person but always enjoyed our interactions here and on CS. Another good guy gone too soon.

Skywalker
02-11-2017, 11:30 AM
Mark, oh yes...this one. :r :r And he was TOTALLY blown away. I remember the carnage going on for well over a month.

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showthread.php?t=34598

http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/showpost.php?p=933994&postcount=112


This is sad news. 55 is way too young.:(

I remember bombing him on the Choo Choo Bomb. Fun times.

You will be missed my friend. Rest in peace.

Prayers sent for his loved ones.

G G
02-11-2017, 07:34 PM
I am saddened to hear this. I never met Mike either but was in some of the old banter threads with him back in the day. Godspeed Volt.

stearns
02-11-2017, 10:18 PM
Very sad, I remember one time visiting a friend in va beach for the weekend, got away for the afternoon to head to NN but it was last minute and I hadn't packed any smokes. Mike gave me a fiver and refused to take any cash, even better he wasn't getting there until later in the day so he sent the smokes along with one of the other guys, by the time he showed up I was already on his third cigar :ss

Truly will be missed, didn't get to herf with him too many times but we had very similar tastes so whenever we did meet up in a big group we always made time to talk. Nothing but the best of brothers

Thanks for posting the bomb link Mac, those were the days

14holestogie
02-12-2017, 06:35 AM
So sorry to hear this. Prayers sent up for peace.
One of the first brothers I bombed with chitty sticks back in the Stogie days.

HollywoodQue
02-12-2017, 10:31 AM
So sad, and from hand surgery, wow. Prayers sent to you and his family.

cort
02-12-2017, 10:19 PM
Terrible news. Prayers for all his loved ones.
R.I.P. Volt

cthulnado
02-13-2017, 08:07 AM
Sounds like a really great guy...I'm sorry for the loss of your friend!

Don Fernando
02-13-2017, 12:41 PM
I'm so sad to hear this. Mike was one of the guys that made me feel welcome at Club Stogie when I first joined.

issues
02-13-2017, 03:46 PM
My he rest in peace... :(

EricF
02-13-2017, 05:15 PM
R.I.P. Mike.

Ogre
02-13-2017, 06:14 PM
RIP Brother. Prayers for his family

RevSmoke
02-14-2017, 06:59 PM
This is tremendously sad news. Never got to meet Michael, but we had some terrific bomb battles back in the day. He was one of the guys I really identified with in the old Club Stogie times.

Rest in Peace, Volt.

This!

Will keep his family and friends in my prayers.

Dave128
02-16-2017, 12:23 PM
Very sad news. Prayers for Mike and his family.