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14 Funny Epitaphs and 24 Famous Epitaphs
Published on 12/28/2006

Funny Epitaphs

  • Here lies my wife,
    Here lies she;
    In a Leeds graveyard [1861]

  • "I told you I was sick!"
    In a Georgia cemetery

  • The children of Israel wanted bread
    And the Lord sent them manna,
    Old clerk Wallace wanted a wife,
    And the Devil sent him Anna.
    In a Ribbesford, England, cemetery

  • Here lies the body
    of Jonathan Blake
    Stepped on the gas
    Instead of the brake.
    Memory of an accident in a Uniontown, Pennsylvania cemetery

  • Here lays Butch,
    We planted him raw.
    He was quick on the trigger,
    But slow on the draw.
    In a Silver City, Nevada, cemetery

  • I was somebody.
    Who, is no business
    Of yours.
    Someone determined to be anonymous in Stowe, Vermont

  • Here lies the body of our Anna
    Done to death by a banana
    It wasn't the fruit that laid her low
    But the skin of the thing that made her go.
    Anna Hopewell's grave in Enosburg Falls, Vermont

  • Sir John Strange.
    Here lies an honest man.
    And that is Strange.
    A lawyer’s tombstone in England

  • Here lies
    Ezekial Aikle
    Age 102
    The Good
    Die Young

  • Here lies
    Johnny Yeast
    Pardon me
    For not rising
    In Ruidoso, New Mexico

  • Here lies Ann Mann,
    Who lived an old maid
    But died an old Mann
    Dec. 8, 1767

  • Reader if cash thou art
    In want of any
    Dig 4 feet deep
    And thou wilt find a Penny.
    John Penny's epitaph in the Wimborne, England, cemetery

  • Gone away Owin' more
    Than he could pay
    Owen Moore in Battersea, London, England

  • Here lies an Atheist
    All dressed up And no place to go.
    In a Thurmont, Maryland, cemetery

    Famous Epitaphs

  • "My Jesus, mercy" Al Capone

  • "The best is yet to come."
    Frank Sinatra

  • "This is the last of Earth! I am content!"
    John Quincy Adams (1767 - 1848)

  • "A tomb now suffices him for whom the world was not enough"
    Alexander the Great

  • "Well this was fun, let's dit again sometime."
    Quniaron Bellthing (1930-2004)

  • "Truth and History. 21 Men. The Boy Bandit King. He Died As He Lived. William H. Bonney 'Billy the Kid'"
    Billy the Kid (unknown)

  • "That's all, folks!"
    Mel Blanc (the epithaph is the trademark line of cartoon character Porky Pig, whose voice was provided by Blanc for many years)

  • "Don't Try"
    Charles Bukowski

  • "Here lies a man whknew how tenlist the service of better men than himself."
    Andrew Carnegie

  • "I am ready tmeet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter."
    Winston Churchill

  • "She did it the hard way"
    Bette Davis

  • "Nothing's So Sacred As Honor And Nothing's So Loyal As Love"
    Wyatt Earp

  • "I had a lover's quarrel with the world"
    Robert Frost

  • "Cast a cold eye On life, on death. Horseman, pass by!"
    W. B. Yeats

  • "Call Me Trimtab" (A trimtab is the smallest part of a rudder for a ship or airplane, and controlls the direction of the craft. He was probably alluding how much power one individual can have in the world.)
    R. Buckminster Fuller

  • "Hey Ram" (Translated "Oh, God")
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • "Free at last. Free at last. Thank God Almighty I'm Free At Last."
    Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • "Workers of all lands unite. The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it."
    Karl Marx

  • "Truth to your own spirit"
    Jim Morrison

  • "Norton I Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico"
    Joshua A. Norton

  • "Never born, Never died: visited the planet earth between December 11, 1931 and, January 19, 1990."

  • "Curiosity did not kill this cat."
    Studs Terkel

  • "I told you so, you damned fools."
    H. G. Wells

  • "Against you I will fling myself unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!"
    Virginia Woolf

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