My deepest sympathy and condolences are with you and your family. I met Mike about 3 years ago through my employment at Diamond. I honestly believe Mike never met a stranger. His outgoing personality and zest for life and living was infectious and uplifting to everyone he encountered. The first year I participated in the Diamond Sporting Clays Shoot, Mike graciously allowed me to be on his team. I was a new shooter and the only girl on the team. To this day, I think of him when I am shooting sporting clays. I remember his enthusiasm and passion for the sport. His shooting stance and attitude made the onlooker think real birds were going to fly when he called “pull” for the clay targets. The clay shoot had a station called long bird for which raffle tickets were awarded for hitting the target. He told me after I shot my 20 gauge shotgun that he wasn't going to tell me before I shot, but I didn't stand a chance in heck of hitting any of the targets with that gun, but congratulated and complimented me for my efforts. As the Diamond group gathered back at the pavilion for refreshments and awards, Mike walked up and handed me one of his raffle tickets. I was reluctant to take his ticket, but he insisted, but left it with one condition….he would take it back if the prize was an all expense paid trip as he would have a hard time explaining it to Mary! At the Annual Fish Fry this year, I heard several stories of Diamond employees reminiscing about good times with Mike. We all miss him greatly. He was a wonderful man. God Bless.