Many people have varied or odd requests after they die. Some desire that mourners donate to a particular charity or not send flowers. Then, there is a unique request that has gone viral on the internet that Larry Darrell Upright of Cabarrus County, North Carolina made — that people not vote for Hillary Clinton. Colleen Upright, his wife, indicated that they have received some positive as well as some nasty responses, according to WSOC TV Channel 9. The kicker came at the end of the obituary, in which the following was stated.
“Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy.”
Family members described Larry Darrell Upright as a diehard Republican who enjoyed golfing, fishing, and spending time with his family, according to FOX Channel 8. His son, Mike Upright, referring to the obituary, said the following.
“We know he’s up there giggling right now. Just laughing out loud. We did this for him. He had nothing to do with it other than voicing his opinion time after time after time.”
His actual obituary contains some of the standard descriptions of his live and how loved he was by his family. It states that Mr. Upright was a member and past Master of Allen-Graham #695 Masonic Lodge and a former Shriner of the Year at Cabarrus Shrine Club. He retired from the Building Automation Industry. During his retirement, he was an avid golfer and member of The Club at Irish Creek. But his greatest joy was said to be his family, and that he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. His daughter Jill McLain said the following about her father, who passed away at 81 and who loved politics but was not an active candidate.
“He was very passionate about politics and probably passed a little of that on, so it was natural for me to think about that.”
In the comments on the Whitley’s Funeral Home page, many comments were posted in response to Upright’s unusual request. Some people, in jest or not, indicated that they would honor the request and not vote for Hillary for president, stating the following, whereas other indicated they would be voting for Hillary.
“Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We promise not to vote for Hillary. May your dad rest in peace Mike.” [whereas others stated the opposite] “My condolences on your loss. And thank you for helping me make up my mind so early in the Presidential race. I know you support the electoral process and the right of every American to vote for the candidate of their choosing. Assuming Ms. Clinton gets her party’s nomination, she gets my vote. Blessings to all.”
What do you think of someone making such a request? Would you honor it?
Ironically, an unlikely source seems to be supporting Hillary’s candidacy for President, according to an Inquisitr article: a group of prostitutes.