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Daughter writes public obituary saying how relieved she is that her abusive father died

By Mason White 11:16 AM February 12, 2017
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By: Tanya Clark

(Scroll down for video) A daughter’s obituary received a lot of attention after she was brutally honest about the difficult life she endured at the hands of her father.

Some people questioned the woman’s motive for publicly humiliating her father after his death, while others who were abused as children, supported her decision.

After the death of 74-year-old Leslie Ray Charping of Texas, his children seemed to be very happy and they thought that he lived too long.

His daughter wrote the obituary, stating that she wants to apologize to all of those who were victims at the hands of her womanizing father.

Charping was allegedly an alcoholic, and caused a lot of pain to his former wife, his two children and all those around him.

The obituary read in part: “His death came 29 years longer than expected and he lived much longer than he deserved.

“He leaves behind 2 relieved children; a son Leslie Roy Charping and daughter Shiela Smith, along with six grandchildren and countless other victims, including an ex-wife, relatives, friends, neighbors, doctors, nurses and random strangers.

“He will only be known for what he never did; being a loving husband, father and good friend.

“No services will be held, there will be no prayers for eternal peace. Leslie’s remains will be cremated and kept in the barn until the family donkey’s wood shavings run out.

“Leslie’s passing proves that evil does in fact die and hopefully marks a time of healing and safety for all.”

After getting much attention, the obituary was removed from the website of the Carnes funeral home.

The woman later thanked all people who offered their condolences to her and her family, and to those who criticized her, she said that since they don’t understand, “this means you had good parents, please treasure what you have.

“For those being cruel, please remember that you now resemble my father and I would be more than happy to write your obituary as well.”