When North Carolina man Larry Upright, 81, passed away earlier this week, his family decided to celebrate his passing by turning his obituary into a political statement.
Upright’s obituary is pretty typical recounting of his life—he loved his family, he loved golfing, he was a Mason—but the final line reads, “Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy.”
As the family wrote Upright’s obituary at the funeral home they thought it would be an appropriate message to include. Some people may find it silly, but family members said Upright enjoyed politics.
“He was very passionate about politics and probably passed a little of that on, so it was natural for me to think about that,” daughter Jill McLain said of putting the sentence in the obituary.
“We did this for him,” son Mike Upright said. “He had nothing to do with it other than voicing his opinion time after time after time.”
What a gift.
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