This is one of those tombstones that makes you go “Huh?” I was first struck by the shape of the stone and the font used in the inscription. (It was so stark against the black granite.) However, when I looked more closely, I had to stop and read it again.
I took this photo in September 2007. Look at his death date. 2040?! The best I can figure is that he is an optimist (he would be 105 in 2040) who likes to plan ahead!