LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A North Carolina man's dying wish has stirred up controversy.

Eighty-one-year-old Larry Upright's obituary included a line saying, "The family respectfully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016."

Family members say they don't mind if some people were upset about the request.

"If you don't like it that's fine," said Upright's son, Mike. "We didn't do it for you, we did it for him. We know he's up there giggling about it right now. Actually probably laughing out loud."

His daughter says it was simply a way to give the diehard Republican a political voice after death.

"It's a free country and what we did we thought was right for us."

Family members say they've received a number of comments -- some sweet and others not so sweet.

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