This from a cemetery most likely located in the wild, wild, west:
“Here lies Lester Moore. Four slugs from a 44. No less. No more.”
Seen on the grave marker of a dentist:
“Stranger, approach this spot with gravity.
John Brown is filling his last cavity.”
From an Elkhart, Indiana, professor:
“School is out. Teacher has gone home.”
Found in Ruido, New Mexico:
“Here lies John Yeast. Pardon me for not rising.”
From Lee County, Mississippi:
“Once I wasn’t. Then I was. Now I ain’t again.”
This inscription is from a grave marker in Ft. Wallace, Kansas:
“He tried to make 2 jacks beat a pair of aces.”
I suppose the greatest epitaph found in the Bible is that of the Apostle Paul. You can find it in 2 Timothy 4:7. It tells of a man who was faithful to his God and to his calling. It reads, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.”
It has been said that a good character is the best tombstone. People will remember the kind of person you were long after epitaphs are forgotten. So carve your name on hearts, not on marble.
Pastor Todd Weston