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Larry Darrell Upright, 81, passed away Monday, April 13, 2015, at CMC- NorthEast in Concord. Darrell was born Aug. 15, 1933, in Cab- arrus County to the late Arthur and Mary Ruth Upright. He was also preceded in death by his son, Joel Allen Upright. He is survived by his beloved wife and devoted caregiver, Colleen McDonald Upright; son Michael D. Upright; daughter Jill Upright McLain and husband Phil; granddaughters McKenzie Upright Brady and husband Logan, Lindsay McLain Leece and husband Jason and Laura McLain. He was a member and past Master of Allen-Graham 695 Masonic Lodge and a former Shriner of the Year at Cabarrus Shrine Club. He retired from the Building Automation Industry and in his retirement was an avid golfer and member of The Club at Irish Creek. Darrell's greatest joy was his family, and he will forever be remembered as a loving husband, father and Grandaddy. Arrangements: The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at Whitley's Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 16 at Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Mr. Bill Jolley. Burial will follow at Carolina Memorial Park with Masonic rites. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607. Also, the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. R.I.P. Grandaddy. Online condolences may be left at www.whitleysfuneralhome.com

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April 8, 2020
Blessings for the family on the anniversary of this great mans passing. I honored your request and did not vote for Hillary.
Beverly Morton
April 24, 2015
I put in one message, but did not see it in the list of messages.

I tallied the states where messages came from and came up with 36. About 95% will NOT vote for Hillary!


Jerry Martin, Delaware
Jerry Martin
April 23, 2015
Sorry for your loss.
It's ok because no one ever gets out alive.
God bless and no vote for Hillary!
"Love your humor Larry "
Laura Kenney Fillmore
April 22, 2015
My sympathies to your family. Your grandfather
was one of "The Greatest Generation" and I will honor his wishes.
Joseph Golson
April 22, 2015
No to Hillary Clinton ! my sincerst condolences for the Upright family
Fidel Gonzales
April 22, 2015
Dear Sir, my father was a Naval Officer for almost 20 years and part of "The Greatest Generation"! He would be going crazy with what is going on in Washington today! Out of respect for him and your family and yourself, I will be more than happy to respect your wishes and NOT vote for Hillary Clinton!!!
Joseph Godfrey
April 21, 2015
Sympathy to your family, but I will be voting for Hillary!
Jeanie
April 21, 2015
Sir - I don't know you, but I will be voting for Hillary Clinton
Joel Myerson
April 21, 2015
Hillary Clinton will win despite this humorous last request...
Lloyd Dobler
April 21, 2015
I will honor the last request; I will not ever vote for Clinton. Peace to you.
C.J. Jones
April 21, 2015
I did not know this wise man, I hope he is smiling in heaven knowing how many Americans will be carrying out his last wish! RIP Mr. Upright. Condolences to the family for their loss.
Mary
April 21, 2015
Lost my dad last month. He felt the same way. RIP Mr. Upright and say hello to my dad. FYI, my husband and I will NEVER vote for Hillary Clinton.
Suzanne Reno
April 21, 2015
From one Upright to another - I will not vote for Hillary. Rest in peace - your family is in our family's prayers.
Christine Upright
April 21, 2015
My condolences to the family. Mrs. Clinton will never get my vote. God bless you and RIP.
April 21, 2015
My condolences to the Upright family. To whom I'm sure was a true American.....I pledge my vote in 2016 in memory of Mr. Upright and against Hillary Clinton.
Wendy Naugle
April 21, 2015
God bless your dad for his wonderful convictions! Our family will definitely honor your dad by never voting for Hillary!!! You're all in our thoughts and prayers!!
Susan Ehrenreich
April 21, 2015
Mr. Upright, you are obviously a true Patriot! Per your family's request, I will most certainly not vote for Hillary Clinton!
May your soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace! May the perpetual Light shine upon them! Amen!!!
Willie Ochalek
April 21, 2015
Hillary won't get our vote. RIP
Dee
April 21, 2015
I will honor your wishes and not vote for Hillary Clinton. My sincere condolences for the families loss of a true patriot. God Bless
Rosanne Whitney
April 21, 2015
RIP Mr Upright, rest assured I will gladly carry out your last wishes and vote against Hillary Clinton. My heartfelt sympathy for your families loss.
Nancy Bible
April 21, 2015
Not to worry, rest truly in peace. We will not vote for hillary. You were a Patriot. God Bless America. Condolences to the family.. Prayers going "Upright" to heaven so blessings come down on all of you.
Rose M
April 21, 2015
Rest in Peace Sir...your family did you proud....You and I are soul mates my Republican Brother!
April 21, 2015
I don't know the family, but I read an article about this obituary and while I offer you sympathy for your loss I will also assure you that I will not be voting for Hilary under any circumstance. God Bless you and yours.
Karen Eastman
April 21, 2015
May God be with you during your time of sorrow. RIP Mr. Upright. No vote for Hillary here.
Jean Harris
April 21, 2015
God bless Larry & I will NOT be voting for Hillary. Ralph of Long Island n.y.
April 21, 2015
I bet he and my dad are really laughing it up and talking politics right now. My dad was also a passionate republican.
Gary Davis
April 21, 2015
Mr. Upright, I have a feeling you and my Dad would've had much in common...maybe you've met each other by now! This family definitely will not be voting form Hillary! God bless your sweet family
Anita Ray
April 21, 2015
God Bless you Larry. It's no joke! We won't vote for Hillary Rest in Peace.
Art
April 21, 2015
Sorry for your loss. Love the part about not voting for Hillary.
April 21, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Loved the obit! I will definitely not be voting for Hillary.
Victoria Ludwig
April 21, 2015
What a perfect way to honor your father, your family and we will not be voting for Hiliary!
LuAnn Lause
April 21, 2015
God bless you and your family. I'm sorry we never met. Certainly sounds like you were a great guy with a great family. With you in mind, my entire family will definitely not vote for you-know-who! Rest in peace, Mr. Upright.
Frederick Amorini
April 21, 2015
My condolences to your family and friends. In memory of my own father and in honoring your request I will NOT vote for Hillary Clinton
mary
April 21, 2015
Sir, I will honor your requests. We are making a donation to the Shriners hospital for Children in Sacramento, CA....and we will NEVER vote for Hillary Clinton for anything. God bless you and our condolences to your family.
Jennifer Gray
April 20, 2015
Larry Upright ~ May his memory be for a blessing. I will not cast a vote for h.r.c.
Loretta Longoria-Russo
April 20, 2015
I am sorry for your loss. And I too will not vote for Hillary.
Gordon Chomiak
April 20, 2015
I'm sorry for the family's loss. I will certainly honor Larry's request.
Frank Foote
April 20, 2015
Respectfully responding, sorry for your lost and WILL NOT VOTE FOR HILLARY CLINTON!
April 20, 2015
God Bless you Larry and Peace to your family and friends during this difficult time. Will surely honor your request! Sarah
April 20, 2015
May God bless your family in this time of sorrow, and I will definitely not be voting for Hillary Clinton in 2016
sue mumaw
April 20, 2015
My sympathy to his family and my respect to a man of intelligence and common sense. I will honor your last request and y common sense and NOT vote for Hillary Clinton ever !!!
Betty Lyon
April 20, 2015
God Bless and I will respect your wishes and not vote for Hillary Clinton.
Dee
April 20, 2015
What a smart man! I am sorry for your loss. I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HILLARY!
April 20, 2015
Your family has my condolences and my promise to not vote for Hillary Clinton.
Mary Price
April 20, 2015
Rest in peace sir! I will not vote for Hillary Clinton!
Cadence Davis
April 20, 2015
Mr. Upright, I regret not knowing you. But I do know you were a very smart man. I will be honored to help make your last request happen. Blessings to your family.
April 20, 2015
I will carry out Larry's wishes. Thoughts and prayers to your family
April 20, 2015
I heard about this on abc12 news in Clio Michigan Sorry for your loss. God bless. I to will NOT vote for H.R.C
Roy Thomas
April 20, 2015
As a fellow Republican I will not vote for Hillary in 2016 and I send Blessings to your family.
Hazel Kurrasch
April 20, 2015
My prayers go out to his family...and may he rest in peace knowing I will never vote for Hillary!
Jackie Schroeder
April 20, 2015
My thoughts are with your family and friends. I will not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. May you rest in peace
Lindsay Spencer
April 20, 2015
All for honoring your last request! Blessings and peace to your family and friends~
Lee J
April 20, 2015
I Will not vote for H. Clinton
Jerry Lindsey
April 20, 2015
My condolences to the family and I will honor your request; I will not be voting for Hillary Clinton.
Nancy Rollins
April 20, 2015
Sincere sympathy for the family. I would never vote for Clinton so I will honor his request.
Paula Langston
April 20, 2015
I'm with you Larry. Hillary is out.
Kelly Sparrow
Vacaville CA
April 20, 2015
My sincere condolences to Mr. Upright's family. Wish I had known him. We could have talked politics until the cows came home. I will honor your request.
Lou Weaver
April 20, 2015
May you rest in peace for I certainly will honor your request
Robert M
April 20, 2015
May you rest in peace & may your message reach everyone you would have liked to talk to. I for one will NOT be voting for Hillary & just wanted all to know your message is reaching people as you would have wished.
Christy
April 20, 2015
Rest in Peace my Brother
Tony Leech PM Bridgeton #80
Tony Leech
April 20, 2015
God bless you sir, and rest in peace that my family and friends (and I) will never vote for Ms. Clinton.
Dave
April 20, 2015
I never met Larry I am going to honor his last request.
Gicci Ojiig
April 20, 2015
May you Rest In Peace Larry and know that I would never vote for Hillary. Your request is an easy one for me. May god comfort and strengthen your family.
April 20, 2015
My condolences to the family of Larry Upright. I will certainly not be voting for Hillary Clinton and pledge to do all I can to dissuade others from voting for her. Thank you.
Stephen Owen
April 20, 2015
My condolences to the family of Larry Upright, a truly wise man. Wish I would have known him.
Melody
April 20, 2015
RIP Mr. Upright. I will honor your request and not vote for Hillary
Jonathan A
April 20, 2015
So sorry for you loss of Mr Upright. I didn't know him but will take your advice and will not vote for H Clinton.
April 20, 2015
To the Upright family please accept my condolences on your loss. My wife & I certainly won't vote for HRC.
Alex Linz
April 20, 2015
Richard Hoefer
April 20, 2015
Came here after reading about you, may you rest in peace knowing that myself, my wife, my daughter and my son (hist first time voting at 19 next year) will be voting against Hillary.
Tim Haight
April 20, 2015
Mr.Upright rest in peace. This Texas lady will NEVER vote for Hillary Clinton.
Vicky Smith
April 20, 2015
I will not vote for Hillary sir and I'll do everything I can to convince others not to either! God speed.
J. DeAngel
April 20, 2015
My condolences to the family. May his legacy continue well beyond 2016.
John Lewis
April 20, 2015
I read about this on a news outlet. I didn't know you, sir, but I will pray for you and will honor your request in 2016! May God bless you!!
Bridget Ann
April 20, 2015
Condolences to the Upright family. America needs more wise and godly individuals like Larry Upright.

As a former county GOP Chairman, I will be thinking of Larry when I happily vote for ABH (Anyone But Hillary).

I wish I had known Mr. Upright. We would have been great friends.
Mike Lindsay
April 20, 2015
Larry, idid not get the pleasure of meeting you. However, you are an honorable/patriotic American. No wonder your family and friends seem to be so proud of you.

Now you have one more proud person to add to your list.

You are so right!!!

Rest in peace!
Jerry Zayas
April 20, 2015
In God's care rest in peace
Dwayne Bickham,Sr.
April 20, 2015
I didn't know you and have never been to NC but I will honor your wishes and not vote for Hillary. May you rest in peace and I am praying for your family and friends. It sound like you were a great man.
Rainey
April 20, 2015
Mr. Upright: I hope you may rest in peace in the hands of the Lord even if the woman you do not want to get elected in 2016 does indeed get elected.
Randy Davis
April 19, 2015
Your a good man Larry. I will honor your request.
Jim; McKellips
April 19, 2015
You are blessed to have such an individual to take a stand for our country. Carry the torch and don't back down. God our refuge and our strength! Gail. Creedmoor, nc
April 19, 2015
Larry sounded like a true southern gentleman. Your wish will be upheld by our family. God bless.
Mark
April 19, 2015
You were a wise man, Larry Upright. I will remember your request in November 2016. Rest in peace, Sir.
Ron Renno
April 19, 2015
I did not know you Sir or your family.. But any man who loves His Country that he would at His Death make such a request in my book is a WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING..
Rest in Peace Mr. Upright!
I Will Not Vote For Hillary! I too Am A Republican!
Clare Cormier
April 19, 2015
Condolences to your family and may peace be among you. I will definitely have Mr. Upright in my thoughts as i cast my vote in 2016. I can't think of any better means to honor a patriot.
amanda
April 19, 2015
My sincere condolences to the family of this just and Godly man. May God give you peace in your hearts. My promise to the Upright family is that I will follow the wishes of Mr. Upright and will not vote for Hillary Clinton.
Beverly Morton
April 19, 2015
I will honor your last wishes! Hugs and Prayers to your Family!
Dee Harness
April 19, 2015
Really sorry for your loss however, I will be voting for Hilary.
Jackie Roberts
April 19, 2015
God Bless You and your Family...You were a wise man.
David Pyle
April 19, 2015
Rest in peace Mr. Upright. Condolences to family. I am pleased to say I will not vote for Hillary or any other Democrat in the next election.
Linda Kelly
April 19, 2015
Prayers go out to your family...I too will not vote for Hillary
Becky Athy
April 19, 2015
God richly blessed you with a fine, loving family, Mr. Upright. May He grant them perfect peace as they grieve your passing. Also, you have my solemn promise I will not waste a vote on Hillary Clinton.
Marina Shear
April 19, 2015
May you rest in peace. I will vote for Hillary if she is the best candidate.
April 19, 2015
I'm sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to your family. REPUBLICAN all the way!!
Angie Beattie
April 19, 2015
Larry.....thank you for your God like insight....and hopefully everybody will listen to your wisdom and not vote for Hillary.
H.R., San Francisco, Ca
R.I.P.
April 19, 2015
I hope you will continue voting conservative now that you've passed! RIP DEAR SIR! I'll NEVER VOTE DEM!
Katy Craft
April 19, 2015
I do not know you, but I wish I did. I promise not to Vote for Hilery or any other Democrat. God Bless your family.
vickie robinson
April 19, 2015
Greatest sympathy to the family of Mr. Upright. Your obituary I am sure has brought many much needed smiles during this time. Will consider your request but I will still vote for the candidate that will serve those still with us. May God bless the family of Mr. Upright.
April 19, 2015
Larry: Your request has as strong a message as did Yul Brenner who dieing of Cancer said "Don't Smoke". Hillary & Smoking both hazardous to health. R.I.P
C.T. Stubbs
April 19, 2015
I shall not vote for Hillary.
Martin O'Malley
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