The Ponca City News
Remember Michael "Flathead" Blanchard
, who "died as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors’ orders and raising hell for more than six decades"? You know, the one whose paid obit said that he "enjoyed booze, guns, cars and younger women until the day he died."
Wherever Blanchard is now, he has a friend in Joshua Micheal McMahan, whose obituary in The Ponca City News seems to have been inspired by Blanchard's
He was loved, hated, praised, and cursed by relatives and friends alike. He ultimately passed as a result of being stubborn, refusing to follow doctors’ (or anyone else for that matters) orders, and raising hell for a little more than three decades. He lived life on his own terms.
Like Blanchard, McMahan's friends are holding an adult-oriented remembrance service. Children can come, as long they don't mind booze and cursing. In a nice twist, guests are told, "If you have a special memory or maybe just want to irritate Josh for all eternity, please bring a magnet or sticker to attach to his casket for evermore."
Thanks to J. Freedom du Lac for pointing this out.