Former Sooner offensive lineman in the '70s, and a classmate of mine at Lawton High, Jaime Melendez, has passed away in Tulsa. Coached at Booker T. Washington. He was was one if the nicest guys ever. RIP my friend.
His daughter posted this on Facebook.
Dad found his peace this morning. He passed away a little after 6am. My dad was and will always be bigger than life, and was so humbled by everyone reading this. All of your prayers, your encouraging words, your diligence in making sure his family was taken care of; I know he is even more at peace knowing how loved he was. For all of his former players, we always laughed that his obituary would say that he was survived by a beautiful wife, two daughters, and hundreds of sons. You all made his life so rich. He lived his life just how he wanted and in his words, "rode til the wheels fell off." I love you dad, always, always, and always.