Harry Weathersby Stamps drank buttermilk from a martini glass garnished with cornbread. And as the Sun Herald reports, that’s just one of the many eccentric details included in a loving and entertaining obituary written by his daughter that has gone viral across social media.
“I kept thinking of things—there are a lot of things I just couldn’t put in there—and I thought, ‘Mama’s not going to let me run that.’ But she read it and said, ‘That’s him,'” daughter Amanda Lewis told the Sun Herald.
The obituary, which appeared in Monday’s edition of the Sun Herald, included several memorable passages, including the following:
“Harry excelled at … living within his means, outsmarting squirrels, never losing a game of competitive sickness, and reading any history book he could get his hands on. … His signature every day look was all his: a plain pocketed T-shirt designed by the fashion house Fruit of the Loom, his black-label elastic waist shorts worn above the navel and sold exclusively at the Sam’s on Highway 49, and a pair of old school Wallabees.”