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With obesity a national crisis, supersize caskets are in high demand

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As the obesity crisis becomes more serious and occurs more often, so does the need to find a manufacturer to make coffins especially for people weighing 400 pounds and beyond. According to Al Jazeera on Dec. 31, 2013, Keith Davis, the owner at Goliath Caskets is your man so to speak, if you ned a super sized casket.

Keith Davis owns a funeral home and is a casket manufacture for those who are on the large side. The average coffin is 66 centimeters wide. Davis’ coffins are 96 centimeters to accommodate the larger girth. He makes the largest coffins in the country and provides coffins for some of the nation’s biggest people.

The average casket allows extra room for someone that is slightly overweight; however, when you are speaking of someone that is 200-300 pounds overweight, they will need an extra large casket, and possibly need to purchase to cemetery plots. These caskets are made for “those people who cannot stand or survive outside a bed or chair. “

Obesity was once thought of as a high class problem, according to the WHO (World Health Organization). Years ago, the poor did not have enough to eat, so they were usually on the thin side. Now, with the government helping those who cannot afford food, it only adds to the obesity problem. A recent study found many people who received food assistance are people with depression, anxiety or undiagnosed mental illness. They essentially use food, junk foods to self medicate.

It is a sad time when many young people, in their early 30s or even younger, will die before their parents, all at the hand of food. Keith Davis said his company makes several hundred caskets per year, several hundred extra large caskets a year. He said they deliver all over the country, with rarely going to Canada.

“Many loved ones are not prepared to face how bad the food addiction is for their loved one until it too late and they are planning a funeral”, Davis said. With the larger casket means a larger cost, usually about double. Additionally, many funeral homes do not have wide enough doors to accommodate a large coffin. The bottom line is you must try to help your loved one before it is too late. Their food addiction is costing their life.

I've delivered to people who are 25 years old, and it's not because they died on a football field. They were just so big, their hearts gave out or their kidneys gave out. We're eating ourselves into an early grave, one shovelful at a time.

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