Guy's Obit: Don't Vote for Hillary

Larry Upright's views receive a little unexpected attention
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2015 2:27 PM CDT
Guy's Obit: Don't Vote for Hillary
IN this April 14, 2015, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with local residents at the Jones St. Java House in LeClaire, Iowa.    (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Larry Upright may be dead, but he's still Republican and he still doesn't want you voting for Hillary Clinton—at least according to his obituary. "The family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016," reads his obit in the Independent Tribune in Concord, NC. "R.I.P. Grandaddy." His family says that Upright, an "avid golfer" and Masonic Lodge member who died last Monday at 81, never shied away from talking politics, ABC News reports. "He was very passionate about politics and probably passed a little of that on, so it was natural for me to think about that," says his daughter Jill McLain, who wrote the last-minute addition to his obit.

Much of the reaction on a funeral home website that ran the obit was in agreement with Upright: "We did not know your father but I bet he was a wonderful and kind man," reads one comment. "God Bless ... we would not vote for Hillary if she was the only one running." But not everyone is persuaded, it seems: "Sorry for your loss," reads another post, "but I'm voting for Hillary anyway." Larry's son, Mike Upright, says his family approved the obit because Larry consistently voiced pro-GOP opinions, WSOC reports. "We know he’s up there giggling right now," Mike says. "Just laughing out loud." (Other obituaries have been used to take shots at the Seahawks, the Kardashians, Obama, and the New York Times.)

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