Anorak News | Man Buried Riding His Harley-Davidson Motorcycle – Photos

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 straps to ensure he’d never lose his seat on his beloved bike, even as it was towed by a trailer to his final resting place. The casket was assembled in the garage of Vernon’s’ funeral home in Mechanicsburg, enshrining him with his trophies and well-worn leathers.


Theresa Adams, Bill Standley's daughter.

Theresa Adams, Bill Standley’s daughter.


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David Morales Colón was embalmed on his wide.

Spotter: Laughing Squid, Daily Mail

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