It wasn’t clear how Dr. Thomas Lee Flanigan died on April 27, however the jokester referred to himself because the “Ginger God of Surgical procedure and Shenanigans” and mentioned he had accomplished his shift “as the nice American cliché” within the obituary.
“Sure, I’ve joined the likes of Princess Diana, John Belushi, and Steve Irwin the Crocodile Hunter in leaving whereas nonetheless on the prime of my recreation as an iconic superhero who appeared virtually too good to be true,” he wrote within the obituary posted on Legacy.com.
The Military veteran and married father of three mentioned he initially married his spouse, Amy, for husband jokes and had three youngsters for the dad jokes.
“It didn’t disappoint,” he mentioned. “The jokes I imply, however Amy and the youngsters had been fairly good too.”
The obituary lists a few of Flanigan’s life experiences, which embody “Hawaiian volcanoes, Egyptian pyramids and even the arrival of air fryers.”
He attained the rank of lieutenant colonel, saved lives as a physician and had a satisfying beauty and reconstructive surgery stint, the obituary mentioned.
His actual legacy is the dad jokes, New 12 months’s letters and Fb memes, he wrote.
“What was I to this world if not a beacon of sunshine shining upon those that couldn’t scan the web for their very own hilarious and entertaining comedian aid?” he mentioned.
“I suppose what I’m attempting to say is that you simply’re welcome and also you owe me huge time.”
He goes on to say he has ridden into the wonderful sundown after re-enlisting with a brand new unit.
“As a result of unknown and cosmic nature of my subsequent mission, this might be our final communication. It’s going to self-destruct in 5 minutes,” the obituary mentioned.
His whereabouts are actually prime secret, he mentioned, however he has made new pals by the names of Elvis and Kenny.
“The Church of Tom is closed for enterprise, however please proceed to worship me, gentle candles, and ship cash,” the obituary mentioned. “You already know the deal.”
A wake is scheduled for Thursday in Toledo with a personal household celebration to comply with on Friday.
Some sufferers and pals recalled the physician in on-line remembrances. One affected person posted that Flanigan was like Superman.
“No person desires to listen to that their tremendous hero died however I pray that he knew how wonderful he was to so many particularly me,” she mentioned.
This story was initially printed by the New York Post.