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Man Buried Riding His Harley-Davidson Motorcycle – Photos

by | 1st, February 2014

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BILL Standley of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, has died. He was 84. He’s been laid to rest in a plexiglass / wood coffin while “riding” his 1967 Harley-Davidson motorcycle. He is , for safety’s sake, wearing a leather jacket, boots and helmet.

The  Columbus Dispatch   notes:

It was a funeral he started planning 18 years ago, well before he could have known about the lung cancer that killed him on Sunday at age 84. This was his dream,” said one of his daughters, Dorothy Brown. “He was a one-of-a-kind.”

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“If you stopped by his house, he showed you his casket,” says his son Roy Standley  to the  Dayton Daily News .  “He was proud of it.”

Five embalmers prepared his body and secured him with a metal back brace and

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