Some people's last words stick with us for life, and while memories may fade, some things are set in stone. Our tombstones are our last chance to leave a mark on the world, and while some people choose meaningful sayings that sum up their lives, other people aim to entertain those who drop by for a visit. From dad jokes and puns to warnings about the afterlife, these hilarious and funny tombstone quotes help us realize that death doesn't always have to be surrounded by sadness. So take a moment to laugh at these people's hysterical eternal words written in these funny tombstone memes.
His Tombstone Gets Straight To The Point
While we are a part of a more accepting society these days, it hasn't always been like that, especially in the armed forces. Even today, it is still challenging for members of the LGBTQ community to be open about their sexuality while serving the county. Although it was cause for discharge at the time, this person made a joke out of it.
He made sure his tombstone showed that he was a proud gay veteran, and although he got a medal for killing two men, the army discharged him because of who he loved. It is both sad that he was shamed and discriminated against for being who he was while also reminding us how far society has progressed since then. This is almost more of a tragically sad saying than a funny tombstone quote.
"If You Can Read This You're Standing On My Chest"
If you have ever visited someone's grave, do you ever think about the fact that you are standing on top of them? This person thought of that before they died, and made sure people would know when you come to visit her grave, you are standing on her boobs. Tombstones don’t always have to be sad memorials, funny tombstone sayings like these can help lighten the somber mood.
That's one way to make your loved ones laugh when they come to visit you. When we go, we hope our tombstone has something sarcastic on it because we would rather be remembered as comedic geniuses rather than a skeleton six feet under.
When No One Believes You, So You Guilt Them In The Afterlife
We all have those people in our lives who are total hypochondriacs, and sometimes, they claim they are sick so often that you might stop believing them. It's like the boy who cried wolf, but this person said they were ill so many times, and no one believed them until it was written on their headstone.
Whoever's gravestone this is really wanted to guilt-trip their friends, even in the afterlife. It's interesting that they chose a Spike Milligan quote for their headstone, so they will forever live with a stolen joke right about their heads. But perhaps the craziest part of this funny tombstone is that there is no name listed on it, only the one line quote.
When You Don't Get The Grand Burial You Thought You Deserved
Let's just say we are less than thrilled that the pharaohs in Egypt got massive pyramids with priceless artifacts surrounding them for eternity while we are stuck going six feet down and becoming worm food, and this funny tombstone is here as proof! This person also had a problem with being buried in a cemetery rather than a giant pyramid.
They must have been born in the wrong country, century, and family line. It just seems like the afterlife would be much more enjoyable with all of our prized possessions around us and a large place to walk around as a ghost because the spirits get restless in those coffins.
He Must Have Had A Tough Life
Despite living his adult life without being able to use the bathroom whenever he wanted, there was a lot of love in this person's home. That truly is something to be proud of, and though not everyone would include it on their tombstone, this man wanted a funny tombstone quote. When he had four daughters, he should have invested in a house with more than one bathroom because we can only imagine the number of fights he had to listen to.
This man is a hero for putting up with five women and one bathroom, and he managed to make everyone have a love for each other. Sharing the bathroom with one other girl is challenging, so we salute this man and hope his family remembers how much he put up with.
That's Deep...Six Feet Deep
This person wanted to let us all know that they know the secrets of the afterlife, and that is something none of us will know until it is our time to go. Although they are trying to mock us with their newfound knowledge, we don't really want to know what they know just yet. It is definitely a funny tombstone, but it is also somewhat eerie and foreboding…which was no doubt the intention.
If you want to mock the people in your life when you go, we suggest requesting a quote like this on your headstone because people will see it and always wonder what kind of information you have.
All Dressed Up And No Place To Go
When people die, unless they are cremated, they are usually laid to rest in a coffin. Sometimes people are even buried in a fancy outfit. We don't know why, but maybe it's so that your ghost looks their best when they meet other spirits. This person is an atheist, so they don't believe in the afterlife and are proud of their funny tombstone that explains their overdressed appearance.
Since atheists don't believe in a greater power, so they feel like they have nowhere to go when they die. This person was all dressed just to stay in their coffin for eternity. Everyone can have their own beliefs, but it must be boring to wear a cute outfit and no one gets to see it.
She Said She Would Take Her Fudge Recipe To The Grave
When this woman said she would take her fudge recipe to the grave, we thought she would never share it with anyone. It turns out that saying means something else to a few people. Instead of taking it in the grave, she put the recipe right on her headstone for everyone to see. Talk about memorable and funny tombstones!
You are lucky because you don't even have to visit her grave to see the recipe since someone posted it right here on the internet. Now grab your ingredients and honor Kay by making her famous fudge because that is what she would have wanted.
When You Want To Be Edgy And Stylish Even In The Afterlife
Instead of having the typical headstone, this person got one that was artistic, stylish, and sent a message. In case you didn't realize from the graveyard setting, this person is, in fact, dead, and they want to make sure that message is clear. They could have written anything on this stylish headstone, but they decided to make for a funny tombstone quote and simply write the word out...DEAD.
This looks like something a Gen Z-er would create because regular headstones aren't trendy enough. While we appreciate the artistry, it is definitely a choice to have a headstone that is a bit redundant.
Finally, A Place To Park In Georgetown
This couple must have had a difficult time finding parking in Georgetown throughout their lives because it seems like an inside joke. We know Georgetown is crowded, but we didn't realize people struggled to find parking all the time.
In the afterlife, you can park wherever you want, whenever you need; therefore, these two will always be able to find a parking spot in the busy DC suburb for eternity. That's one thing to look forward to, we guess and you can be prepared to brag about it on your funny tombstone like this couple did.
A Man Of 1,000 Voices
You might not know Mel Blanc by name or face, but you have definitely heard his voice before. He voiced some of the most iconic cartoon characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Barney Rubble, and Mr. Spacely. His famous tagline from Looney Toons was "That's all folks."
He truly was a man of 1,000 voices, and it's hard to find someone who has that much talent and diversity. He gave life to characters that filled our childhoods with joy, and this funny tombstone quote is a perfect way to remember what he brought to the world of voice acting.
He Wasn't Warm Enough To Rise
When you have a name like John Yeast, your gravestone almost has to say something about rising, if you want to make it a funny (pardon me, punny) tombstone. This man obviously had a great sense of humor in life, and when he passed away, he wanted people to remember him for the hilarious person that he was.
While it might be too cold for the yeast to rise six feet underground, his memory is with every person he encountered. We almost wish we had fun last names to use for jokes like this, whether it would be in our lives now or for our headstones.
This Man's Tombstone Is A Giant Middle Finger
When Samuel Whittemore was beaten, stabbed, and left for dead, he said, "not today," and somehow recovered to live for another 18 years. This memorial should say, "here lies a legend," because in those days, they didn't have the medical technology we have today, and yet he still survived.
This man must have been as tough as nails because even death doesn't scare him. He must have been too busy killing British soldiers to lay down and die. You have to appreciate this because not many people can say they achieved something like that.
He Will Not Be Back After These Messages
Merv Griffin was a famous talk show host who had his own show called The Merv Griffin Show, and he would always say, "I will be right back after these messages." When he died, he decided to take his dry sense of humor to the grave and had this message written on his headstone. This is a great inside joke to leave on your headstone for whoever comes to visit. After all, why not write a funny tombstone saying and make people laugh instead of shedding a tear.
Besides the message on his headstone, can we just talk about how lovely the stone itself is? It is much nicer than the regular grey slab of granite, especially with gold writing. He must have wanted a boujee gravestone to show off his success even in the afterlife.
Do Not Disturb
We can imagine that this woman was always grumpy because she never got enough sleep, and now she just wants to rest peacefully for eternity. She needs one of those hotel "do not disturb" signs. Maybe that will get people to leave her alone if this funny tombstone saying does not do the trick.
She probably didn't care if people came to her grave because they would be disturbing her eternal sleep. Joan didn't have a very long life, but that might have been because she could never get sleep.
Let's Talk To The Dead
Has anyone tried contacting this person from the other side? People might be able to get secrets from this person's grave if they use the built-in ouija board. People might not be ready for the secrets this person has to reveal, but they are asking for people to contact them. It’s hard to tell if they are trying to be funny with this tombstone or if they are completely serious and it just happens to be unique and funny.
We wonder what this person was like when they were alive because you have to be pretty eccentric to have an ouija board as your headstone. If we saw this in a cemetery, we would be running in the opposite direction because it is something you might find in a horror movie.
Pleasant Hidden Messages
John really wanted to send a message to anyone that visited his grave. He left this lovely poem behind with a hidden message for all the haters, and it might have taken people a few minutes to realize what was written right in front of their eyes. There were also probably plenty of people who never really knew how funny this tombstone was and just thought it was an ordinary poem.
We can imagine that John left this world a little too soon, and his friends thought this would be the perfect way to honor him. He must have been a sarcastic person in life, and this was the best way to remember him and his attitude.
He Was Put There Without Permission
It took us a second to understand what this message meant. For those who are like us, it means he was born without being consulted by anyone, and then he was taken from the earth without consent as well. We never thought about life that way, but it is really philosophical. It can also be seen as a funny tombstone, depending on how you look at life.
How have we never thought about life like this before? No one ever asked us if we wanted to be born, and not many people decide when they die. Someone is playing games with our lives and smirking because they have this power to bring people in and out of the world.
How Many Cats Do You Think She Really Had
With a name like Susan Melody Blanchard, you are almost forced to have about 20 cats. She was loved and surrounded by her cats till her last days, and that is exactly how Susan would have wanted to go.
Her gravestone is a beautiful reminder of the amazing person she was and the bright energy she brought to the world. It is almost comforting to see something like this and know that her cats and family loved her dearly. She was proud of her cat obsession and displayed it clearly on this funny tombstone for all to see. You can only hope her cats are well taken care of and loved even after her passing.
Well, Edith Wasn't Wrong
Well, it's safe to say that Edith wasn't wrong. She was only 50 years young, but she probably lived a beautiful life full of sarcasm and dark humor, if we’re judging by her funny tombstone quote. We wonder if she picked this, or if her family thought it would be the perfect way to sum up her life.
Edith doesn't seem like the person who would be too broken up about her death. It is just another thing she can cross off her list. You live, and then you die, it's the circle of life, and it happens to everyone unless you are a vampire.
Mr. And Mrs. Spanks Joking Into The Afterlife
Arthur and Katherine Spanks must have been a fun-loving couple to come up with something like this for their headstone. They had a humorous romance, and even in the afterlife, they are being their naughty selves. It’s hard not to make such a joke when you have a last name like this and it’s a gift to the world that they have etched the joke for eternity into their funny tombstone.
It should say, "Arthur used to spank his wife" unless they are in the same grave because there is only one set of dates here. Whoever decided on this gravestone wording must have known the couple well and knew they would have gotten a kick out of this.
"She Always Said Her Feet Were Killing Her, But No One Believed Her"
We guess people are going to believe her now that her feet actually killed her. We all know someone who is always complaining about being in pain, but maybe we should start listening to them because they might actually be hurt. Although it’s a strange way to go, it’s worth it if you make a funny tombstone out of it to keep your humorous legacy alive.
She must have been someone who wore killer stilettos that not only hurt her feet but also caused her to trip and fall to a fatal end. As morbid as that sounds, wouldn't you want to go out wearing your favorite shoes?
Uncle Walter Was Quite The Poet
Uncle Walter might have spent all his money by the time he died, but he lived a happy life with his wife and a bottle of whiskey. It's the little things in life that can make it so joyous, and you don't need a lot to have a good life. He seemed like a pretty humorous man to prepare this poem to include as a funny tombstone quote.
We love that his family made sure to include that he spent all his money on his gravestone. While most people wouldn't want that information in the world, it must have been an essential part of his life story to share with anyone that walks by his grave.
We Will Never Know Until It's Our Time
It seems that this person didn't follow the bright white light that everyone associates with death because it's not supposed to be that dark. Someone should have told them to go towards the light instead of going into the dark because that's where the scary stuff happens. But they at least kept things bright with this funny tombstone saying that they left behind.
We guess this person had a dark sense of humor throughout their life, which carried over into their death. If you think about it, being put in a coffin and dropped into a hole wouldn't allow for a lot of light to come in, so they aren't wrong.
When Kim got that phone call, she decided to answer it because it was the right time to answer the phone. This is such a hilarious, yes beautiful way to honor Kim, and the picture of her really gives some insight into who she was as a person. After all, not everyone is comfortable with having a funny tombstone instead of a somber one.
Kim looks like the kind of woman who we would want to be friends with because she seems like a sweet person with lots of love to give to everyone she met. What if Jesus called and Kim said, "new phone, who dis?" What would the grave look like then?
"Think Of Me And Smile"
With a last name like Butt, how could you not think of this person and smile? Throughout their life, people must have giggled every time their name was called from the time they started school until the very end and it seems that they wanted that legacy of laughter to continue, and that is why they created this funny tombstone meme.
If only their first name were Seymore, that would have been a cruel thing to name your child, but it would have been a great conversation starter. At least his dying wish is coming true because we are all laughing at his name.
Only 16, But Wise Beyond His Years
We don't know this person's story, but Micah had a great sense of humor for someone so young. We hope in his short sixteen years on this planet, he lived a fun life. It just goes to show that you should live life to the fullest.
While we hate seeing children's tombstones, we thank Micah for giving us a chuckle. We have to respect someone who can make even something as sad as death laughable.
In Case You Need The Christmas Cookie Recipe
Like Kay, this person took their famous Christmas cookie recipe to the grave for everyone to see. Now the family's special cookies can be made by anyone who sees this headstone.
We didn't know it was common for people to have recipes engraved into their headstone. If only we could have gotten the recipe to Grandma's cheesecake or Grandpa's chicken soup. Now those are recipes to be shared with the world.
The Burgers And Fries Must Have Bought Their Plots As Part Of A Combo Deal
When the Burger family met the Fries, they couldn't resist buying cemetery plots next to each other because you can't have a burger without fries on the side. All they are missing is a soda to make it the perfect combo meal.
We are guessing that this is not part of a happy meal because no one is happy when someone dies, even if they find something coincidental like this at the cemetery. Also, why is Dorothy already on the headstone if she didn't pass away yet?
He Had His Own Language That Only The Family Understands
This man had so much love to give in his life, and he even made up a secret language that only his wife and kids could understand. We have no idea what the message on his gravestone means because we never learned their language
He seems like a long-lost relative of Ned Flanders from The Simpsons because only Ned would say something as sweet yet cheesy as this. He must have been an amazing dad to his loving children.
Bickering Until The Very End
These two had a sense of humor until the very end. We imagine that their spirits are still arguing about him being sick and her having to listen to his contain complaining. We have all seen married couples do this, but we never thought they would take it to their gravestone.
Everyone who walks by this grave will see that they did love each other in their own humorous way. Their family can also see this and share memories of their bickering with a smile.
Oh Well, It Is What It Is
Unfortunately, Lola has to deal with this grammar mistake for eternity. While she didn't seem too bothered about life or death, she might have been upset to find out that her gravestone is missing a comma.
The commas must not have been included in the price when they go the tombstone estimate. Considering she passed away on the Fourth of July, it could have been a fireworks-related accident, but based on the message, Lola doesn't seem like a fireworks kind of person.
This Was A Deal That Went Six Feet Under
When you make a deal with the devil, and it lands you in a hole in the ground. Whoever this person was, it appears that they were doing some sketchy things during their life, and it took a turn for the worst. However, we don't know exactly what they did.
Can you imagine spending your life making some good and bad deals in secret only to reveal your truth after your death? That would be pretty bad-a** if you ask us.
One Way Only, No U-Turns
It could be a secret portal, but at some point, we are all going to go through that portal in our lives.
Whoever thought of this gravestone had no intention of letting anyone know the person who died but wanted to let visitors know that you can't return from the grave. That's only possible for zombies and ghosts.
She's Surely Going To Hell
As Herman Harband's dying wish, he wanted his headstone to tell the truth of what really happened to him and how he was killed. We wonder what happened to his wife when he revealed this story. He escaped her abuse, and then let the world know where she was going when she died.
Herman actually commissioned this while he was still alive and bought the plot ahead of time. He ended up marrying another woman and lived until 2011. He was not buried here because he got a different plot for him and his second wife. His family sold this plot in 2014.
"He Never Killed A Man That Did Not Need Killing"
Clay Allison was a rancher and occasional gunfighter in the old west. He fought for the confederacy in the Civil War, which explains why he was killing people. Did they need to be killed? Probably not, but that is what Clay thought.
During his life, Clay survived several knife fights, and he was implicated in a number of jail break-ins. He also rode into town on his horse wearing nothing but his gun belt, and he was wasted. He ended up shooting himself in the foot...literally.
The Jacksons Are Not Comfortable To Sit On
The Jacksons are always there to lend a seat for anyone who comes to visit, but it doesn't look like the comfiest place. Then again, why would there be a comfortable place to sit in the middle of the cemetery?
Even after they have left the world, the Jacksons are still offering whatever they can give to people. It's better to sit on the bench than to sit right on top of where the Jacksons are actually buried, and that's probably why they put the bench there.
His Stories Will Live On Forever
Some people like to joke about writers being damaged souls, which is why Billy Wilder said, "Nobody's perfect." At least they used the correct grammar for his headstone.
In fact, Wilder directed a number of movies, including Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe, and the last line of the movie is "Nobody's perfect." It's an interesting twist from one of his most well-known films.
Leslie Nielsen was a famous comedian, actor, and producer, and one of his most famous quotes was, "I am serious, and don't call me Shirley." He grew to fame during the end of the golden age and made millions of people laugh.
One of Nielsen's favorite things to do was prank people with a portable hand-controlled fart machine. He would say "let'er rip," which was a final reference to his work as a practical joker.
The Tide Is High, And So Is Mark
Thanks to Mark, we now have that Debbie Harry song stuck in our heads. He decided to get buried next to the beach, and we assume that when the tide comes in, it covers the bottom of his headstone.
He must have loved smoking marijuana because he said he was high. It was a combination of that and his love for Debbie Harry. We wonder if his death was in a welding-related accident because his nickname was Mark, the welder.
Oh the Stories He'd Tell
Music legend Rick James has certainly had his fair share od sex, drugs, and rock n' roll. One of the original Motown Records artists, James had multiple hit songs in the 70s and 80s. He won awards, had numerous acting roles, had multiple relationships with women, fathered three children and even managed to appear on South Park in his later years. We certainly believe his tombstone - he's certainly done it all.
James' eventful life also included some heavy drug use and even a conviction for kidnapping and abuse. He served five years in prison. He definitely lived a tremulous life.
Life, and death, are as serious as you choose to make it sometimes. These people chose to make even their darkest hour into something quite comical with these funny tombstones. After all, why not leave behind a legacy of laughter and make people who are still living on earth smile a bit?
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