Obituaries are meant to be a way to honor those who have passed by telling their story to the local community. It lets anyone who knew the person to have a chance to come to their funeral and celebrate the life that had been. Recently, a daughter wrote an obituary for her recently deceased father. It isn’t exactly what you would expect, however.
Galveston, Texas Leslie Ray Charping passed away in late January of this year. He apparently left behind an absolutely horrible reputation with his family, as evidenced by the dark, sarcastic obituary his daughter composed for the occasion.
“Leslie Ray “Popeye” Charping was born in Galveston on November 20, 1942 and passed away January 30, 2017, which was 29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved,” the obituary began. “Leslie battled with cancer… and lost his battle, ultimately due to being the horses ass he was known for.”
“He leaves behind 2 relieved children; a son Leslie Roy Charping and daughter, Sheila Smith along with six grandchildren and countless other victims including an ex wife, relatives, friends, neighbors, doctors, nurses and random strangers.”
“At a young age, Leslie quickly became a model example of bad parenting combined with mental illness and a complete commitment to drinking, drugs, womanizing and being generally offensive. Leslie was surprisingly intelligent, however he lacked ambition and motivation to do anything more than being reckless, wasteful, squandering the family savings and fantasizing about get rich quick schemes.”
“Leslie’s hobbies included being abusive to his family, expediting trips to heaven for the beloved family pets and fishing, which he was less skilled with than the previously mentioned. Leslie’s life served no other obvious purpose, he did not contribute to society or serve his community and he possessed no redeeming qualities besides quick whited sarcasm which was amusing during his sober days.”
“With Leslie’s passing he will be missed only for what he never did; being a loving husband, father and good friend. No services will be held, there will be no prayers for eternal peace and no apologies to the family he tortured. Leslie’s remains will be cremated and kept in the barn until “Ray”, the family donkey’s wood shavings run out. Leslie’s passing proves that evil does in fact die and hopefully marks a time of healing and safety for all.”
Sheila doesn’t regret a single word of the harsh obituary, saying that her father deserved nothing. The family never spoke out about his abuse and the harm he caused until after his death, and now the world knows the truth about the man behind the facade her father put up.
Some commenters online have criticized the obituary, but in the end they are his family and this is what they felt he deserved.
What do you think about this unique and scathing obituary?