"Leslie's passing proves that evil does in fact die." So reads an obituary that KHOU calls "harsh" and CW39 describes as "brutally honest." Leslie Ray Charping, known as "Popeye," died in January. The Texas man was battling cancer but died of being a "horse's a--." His obituary states he lived "29 years longer than expected" but "much longer than he deserved." Charping's "life served no obvious purpose," and he "possessed no redeeming qualities." His problems stemmed from mental illness and "drinking, drugs, and womanizing." Charping leaves behind "two relieved children ... and countless other victims."
Charping's daughter tells KTRK she wanted to be honest in his obituary to "bring closure." She says Charping was guilty of domestic violence, and she apologizes to everyone he hurt during his life. She says some people won't get why she wrote such an apparently mean obituary but that just means they had better parents than she did. (Read more obituary stories.)