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Famous & funny headstone epitaphs

We have put together a lit below of some famous and funny gravestone epitaphs for a bit of fun however some of the epitaphs written on famous peoples gravestones gives a more serious glimpse into their personality.

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1. “The best is yet to come.”
Frank Sinatra

2. “Excuse my dust.”
Dorothy Parker

3. “That’s all folks!”
Mel Blanc

4. “Here lies the body of Jonathan Blake, stepped on the gas instead of the brake.”
Jonathan Blake

5. “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life, comes into us at midnight very clean. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”
John Wayne

6. “Cursed be he that moves my bones.”
William Shakespeare

7. “Don’t try.”
Charles Bukowski

8. “Yul B. Next”
Unknown

9. “He never killed a man that did not need killing.”
Robert Clay Allison

10. “I’ll never get out of this world alive.”
Hank Williams

11. “I know in my heart that man is good, that what is right will always eventually triumph, and there is purpose and worth to each and every life.”
Ronald Reagan

12. “The Entertainer’ He did it all.”
Sammy Davis Jr.

13. “She always said her feet were killing her, but no one believed her.”
Unknown

14. “I will not be right back after this message”
Merv Griffin

15. “She did it the hard way.”
Bette Davis

16. “Goodnight, sweet prince.”
John Barrymore

17. “Ok, I gotta go now.”
Dee Dee Ramone

18. “Willy B. Back? Lets hope not.”
Unknown

19. “Let ‘er rip.”
Leslie Nielson

20. “True to your own spirit.”
Jim Morrison

21. “They said I made my bed. Now, I’m lying in it. Let me tell you, it’s the pits.”
Unknown

22. “I may be gone, but Rock and Roll lives on.”
John Belushi

23. “I told you I was sick.”
Spike Milligan

24. “I Was Hoping For A Pyramid”
Unknown

25. “I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”
Sir Winston Churchill

26. “I told you these taxes were killing me!”
Unknown

27. “Free at last, free at last. Thank God Almighty I’m free at last.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

28. “Here lies Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, and of the Statutes establishing religious toleration in the Commonwealth of Virginia.”
Thomas Jefferson

29. “The Body of B. Franklin, Printer; like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out, And stript of its Lettering and Gilding, Lies here, Food for Worms. But the Work shall not be wholly lost; For it will, as he believ’d, appear once more, in a new & more perfect Edition, Corrected and amended By the Author.”
Benjamin Franklin

30. “Murdered by a traitor and coward whose name is not worthy to appear here.”
Jesse James

31. “Good Friend, for Jesus’ sake forbear. To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, and curst be he that moves my bones.”
William Shakespeare

32. “Here lies Johnny Yeast. Pardon me for not rising.”
John Yeast

33. “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14
Johnny Cash

34. “Here lies Ezekial Aikle, Age 102, The good die young.”
Ezekial Aikle

35. “Here lies George Johnson, hanged by mistake 1882. He was right, we was wrong, but we strung him up and now he’s gone.”
George Johnson

36. “Underneath this pile of stones, Lies all that’s left of Sally Jones. Her name was Lord, it was not Jones, But Jones was used to rhyme with stones.”
Unknown

37. “I’d rather be reading this.”
Esther A. Freer

38. “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

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