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It's the best obituary ever written

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago October 02, 2013 Oct 2, 2013 Wednesday, October 02 2013 October 02, 2013 8:57 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

GULFPORT- It's possibly the best obituary ever written, it's just a shame that it's catching attention after so much time has passed since the man's death in March. But, one thing is for sure, Harry Weathersby Stamps, a ladies' man according to the writing, would have been very interested in the government shutdown.

Among his many passions, were to watch " politicians act like preachers and preachers act like politicians." His daughter, who wrote the 829 word notice of death, said Stamps used to say he coined the phrase "I am not running for political office or trying to get married."

Not long after beginning the announcement of his passing, the reader learns he had numerous women in his life, and he "particularly fancied smart women."

Like any curmudgeon, Stamps didn't enjoy his camellia garden being targeted by annoying pests and excelled at eradicating mole crickets and outsmarting squirrels.

With tongue-in-cheek flare, the obituary discusses how Stamps was an expert at rebuilding houses after hurricanes (later, it's discussed about how happy he was his TV remote survived Hurricane Katrina)- he lived along the Mississippi Gulf Coast- and did not care for fashion advice.

Even after his death, we could learn a lot from the 80-year-old, who lived true and despised "phonies," people who put on airs, Martha Stewart, and Day Light Saving Time.

Read more about his eccentric life, his fight to eradicate the "Devil's Time" and more courtesy of The Sun Herald HERE.

Get advice on writing an obituary HERE.
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