CABARRUS CO. - A Cabarrus County man died Monday night at Carolinas Medical Center Northeast. Larry Upright, 81, made one final request in his obituary -- written by his family.
“Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy,” it read.
Click here to read his obituary.
As the family wrote Upright’s obituary at the funeral home they thought it would be an appropriate message. Some people may find the message silly, but family members said Upright enjoyed politics.
“He was very passionate about politics and probably passed a little of that on, so it was natural for me to think about that,” daughter Jill McLain said of putting the sentence about Clinton in Upright’s obituary.
Upright was politically informed his whole life, but never involved in public office, according to family members.
“We have got some very sweet responses and some pretty nasty responses,” Colleen Upright, his wife, told Channel 9.
“We did this for him,” son Mike Upright said. “He had nothing to do with it other than voicing his opinion time after time after time.”
Upright, who enjoyed golfing, fishing and spending time with his family, was a diehard Republican.
“We know he’s up there giggling right now. Just laughing out loud,” Mike Upright said.