Long Beach, MS – Harry Stamps’ epic obituary is one for the ages, that’s for sure. Maybe that’s why it has been spreading like wildfire on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr all day.
Stamps, the former dean of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, died on Saturday, and is described from the jump as a “ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler” in the epic obituary written by his daughter, Amanda Lewis.
According to the viral obit, Stamps enjoyed buttermilk in a martini glass (garnished with cornbread), hated cats, Law and Order, and Martha Stewart, loved his women smart and his eggs deviled, and mocked fashion with his high0wasted shorts, simple t-shirts, and a stained Mississippi State University baseball hat.
As a traveler, Stamps 0nly stayed in “the finest quality AAA-rated campgrounds,” and as a ladies man, only regretted “not seeing his girl, Hillary Clinton, elected president.”
The epic obituary concludes:
“Because of his irrational fear that his family would throw him a golf-themed funeral despite his hatred for the sport, his family will hold a private, family only service free of any type of ‘theme’,” and “Finally, the family asks that in honor of Harry that you write your Congressman and ask for the repeal of Day Light Saving Time. Harry wanted everyone to get back on the Lord’s Time.”
The cleverly-written obituary has gone viral on a variety of social media sites, but that probably wouldn’t have meant much to Stamps.
“He wouldn’t know what going viral means,” says Lewis, who adds that it “would have excited him to have another illness to lord over folks.”
Lewis wrote the obituary while traveling to Long Beach, where Stamps died. He apparently really hated Daylight Savings Time, as well. In addition to the conclusion noted above, Stamps apparently referred to it as “The Devil’s Time,” and his death the day before he’d have to set his clock forward and lose an hour of sleep “can only be viewed as his final protest,” according to his daughter.
Harry Stamps’ epic obituary is way too long to be printed in its entirety on our end, but you can check it out here. Let us know what you think!