Harry Weathersby Stamps lived an ordinary life, but in death, he's become an internet sensation thanks to a cleverly worded obituary written by his daughter.
The 80-year-old Long Beach, Mississippi resident died last Saturday and was eulogized by his daughter Amanda Lewis in a funny obituary that has since gone viral and has been hailed as “the best obit ever.”
In the humourous obit, Stamps was described as a “foodie” with “life-long love affair with deviled eggs” and favoured “buttermilk served in martini glasses garnished with cornbread.”
He was a “natty dresser” whose signature look was a “plain pocketed T-shirt designed by the fashion house Fruit of the Loom” and “his black-label elastic waist shorts worn above the navel and sold exclusively at the Sam's on Highway 49.”
He was also an “accomplished traveler” who “stayed in the finest quality AAA-rated campgrounds” and purchased a “used pop-up camper for his family to travel in style, which spoiled his daughters for life.”
He hated Daylight Savings Time, calling it "The Devil's Time," and he died the day before he would have had to move his clock forward an hour.
"This can only be viewed as his final protest," the obit noted.
After the obituary went viral, Lewis told the Sun Herald that her father wouldn’t even know what “viral” means.
"He would have thought that was a disease he contracted, which would have excited him to have another illness to lord over folks,” Lewis said.