People deal with grief in different ways. Some emotionally lock themselves down, some reach out looking to connect with people and others make comical obituaries involving comic book superheroes.
As I’m sure you’ve already guessed, this is a case of the latter.
Merrill died suddenly and the family didn’t have an official cause of the death when they went to Ott-Laughlin Funeral Home in Winter Haven to make funeral arrangements. And when family and friends reached the point writing the obituary, they still didn’t have a cause of death.
“Everyone was starting to get a little tense. We didn’t have a cause of death but we were told we had to have one,” said Brandon Moxam, a close friend of Merrill…
“I made a joke,” said Moxam, “Say the cause of death was an ‘uppercut from Batman.’”
Moxam said everyone in the room including Merrill’s family, fiancée and close friends, all started laughing. According to Moxam, that’s when Merrill’s dad, Larry Merrill, said, “Yeah, the cause of death was an uppercut from Batman.”
The family decided to go with it.
And why not? It’s not like anyone outside of family and friends really need or want to know the guy’s actual cause of death. Can you think of a better way to die than from an uppercut from Batman? If so, let us know in the comments!
— spaghettijones (@spaghettijjjjj) February 21, 2015
[H/T ABC Action News]