“We are so upset to hear of Melvin's passing he was such a great person. I will always remember the times spent around him at the race track. God bless you Melvin and your family. Allie Racing #24
“He was a very nice man, I had to privilege of racing with him over a few years..He will be missed by many. May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
“We were so sorry to hear of Melvin's passing. He touched the hearts of those who were lucky enough to know him. My wife and I always saw him when he was extremely happy, at the speedway, where we were truly a family. Prayers for your family at this time. You will be missed my friend.
“MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY, I KNEW MELVIN MANY YEARS AGO WHEN HE USE TO VISIT AT MY WORKPLACE AT ESTES USED PARTS ON 460 IN BLACKSBURG, HE WAS AVERY SWEET AND KIND MAN . HE WOULD BRIGHTEN MY DAY WHEN HE CAME IN . I WAS SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS PASSING. HE WILL BE REALLY MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM.
“Well legend. Looks like God needed another driver up there. Youll be missed buddy
“WE ARE TRULY SORRY TO HEAR OF MELVINS
PASSING.WHAT A ICON HE WAS.LOVED HIS RACING, GO REST HIGH ON THAT MOUNTAIN,MELVIN, YOUR RACE IS DONE.
LOVE AND PRAYERS BENNY AND JUDY DUDDING
“We are so sorry to hear of Melvin's passing. Just a few month's ago he was telling us how he was working on a new car and was itching to race again! Our blessed prayer and thoughts to Melvin's family. We know he is trading tales with Dale Earnhardt right now. Manuel, Terry and Mike Lawson, Car 23 Limited Late Model
“so sorry to hear of Melvin's passing ...I met him years ago when he raced with my brother Saford, you have lots of wonderful memories to comfort you.May god Bless you
“We were sorry to hear of Melvin's passing and know he will be missed by his family and his track family.I first met Melvin many years ago when he was a friend of my brother Bob.God's blessings to each of you.
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Melvin SMITH passed away in Pembroke, Virginia. Funeral Home for Services for Melvin are being provided by Kendall Funeral Home. Obit is featured in Roanoke Times.