Leslie Ray Charping of Galveston, Texas, recently died at the age of 75, and his obituary posted on the Carnes Funeral Home website
quickly went viral. It is no longer on the site, but has been widely reported and corroborated by Charping's daughte
r, who wrote it.
"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 [sic] 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."
" Leslie's passing proves that evil does in fact die and hopefully marks a time of healing and safety for all."
According to the original obituary, Charping was cremated and is currently being kept in the family barn.
If the idea of speaking ill of the dead disturbs you, Charpings daughter, the obit's author, assures you you're fortunate to miss the point.
"I am happy for those that simply do not understand, this means you had good parent(s) -- please treasure what you have," the woman told CNN affiliate KTRK in a statement
"I apologize to anyone that my father hurt and I felt it would have been offensive to portray him as anything other than who he was," she also said. "This obituary was intended to help bring closure because not talking about domestic violence doesn't make it go away!"
She asked not to be named in the KTRK report.