Obit Requests Mourners 'Not Vote For Hillary Clinton In 2016'

04/20/2015 04:11 pm ET | Updated Apr 20, 2015
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Not even death has kept one North Carolina man from criticizing Hillary Clinton.

Larry Upright got in a final swipe this week at the Democratic presidential nominee and former secretary of state with his obituary, which ended, "Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy."

Upright's daughter, Jill McLain, came up with the idea to send one last conservative message for her father, a lifelong Republican.

"He was very passionate about politics and probably passed a little bit of that on. So it was natural for me to think about that," she told ABC News.

Upright died at age 81 on April 13, one day after Clinton launched her presidential candidacy. Retired following a career in the building automation industry, he lived in Kannapolis, North Carolina, which supported Republican nominee Mitt Romney by a 20-point margin over President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.

Clinton, the only Democratic candidate to officially enter the race so far, has spent the last week primarily campaigning in Iowa, where she talked about education with community college students and spoke out against income inequality. According to HuffPost Pollster, Clinton holds a commanding 50-point lead over her potential rivals for the Democratic nomination. She also leads in head-to-head matchups against a slew of possible Republican rivals, including the two current highest-polling GOP contenders: former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

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