- The Washington Times - Monday, April 20, 2015

A North Carolina man’s last request pleads for people not to vote for Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.

Larry Upright, 81, of Kannapolis, died Monday night at Carolinas Medical Center Northeast. In his obituary, written by his family, mourners were asked to donate memorials to Shriners Hospital for Children.

“Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy,” the obituary read.

The family told a local ABC affiliate that the message seemed appropriate, given how much Upright, a diehard Republican, 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.

Widow Colleen Upright said reception to the obituary has been mixed.

“We have got some very sweet responses and some pretty nasty responses,” she told the ABC affiliate.

“We did this for him,” added son Mike Upright. “He had nothing to do with it other than voicing his opinion time after time after time.”

“We know he’s up there giggling right now. Just laughing out loud,” he said.

The obituary also describes Upright as an avid golfer and an active member of local Masonic and Shriners organizations. He retired after a career in the building automation industry.

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