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Imagine a world where people actually kept it real about the dead. Well thats exactly what one Galveston Texas man’s family did.

Via | HuffPost

The obituary of a 75-year-old Galveston, Texas, man who died of cancer last month is getting a lot of attention for its brutal description of the deceased.

Leslie Ray “Popeye” Charping lived “29 years longer than expected and much longer than he deserved,” begins the obituary, which states that Charping’s children were “relieved” at his death. It got so much attention that the volume of people trying to read it apparently crashed the local funeral home’s websiteNews station KHOU posted a screenshot of the full obit on the document sharing site Scribd.

“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,” the obituary reads. “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.”

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