71-year-old Terry Ward passed away after suffering a stroke in January. But the mild-mannered telephone company employee is getting more attention for what happened after he died.
In an obituary that has since gone viral, Ward's daughter said he left behind “32 jars of Miracle Whip and 17 boxes of Hamburger Helper, and multitudes of other random items that would prove helpful in the event of a zombie apocalypse."
The memorial explains that Ward was preceded in death by "a 1972 rambler and a hip," and recalls when Ward married his wife Kathy, "between the Summer of Love and the Winter of Regret."
It also lists his many loves, including but not limited to “hunting, fishing, golfing, snorkeling, ABBA, hiking Turkey Run, chopping wood, shooting guns, Bed Bath & Beyond, starlight mints, cold beer, free beer, The History Channel, CCR, war movies, discussing who makes the best pizza, The Chicago White Sox, old Buicks, and above all, his family."
Ward's daughter, Jean Lahm, says the hilarious tribute to her father "matches his personality," but it also recognizes some of Ward's impressive accomplishments.