Biker Buried on His Harley

Family of Billy Standley honors his wish
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2014 5:29 AM CST
The family of Billy Standley of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, carried out his wish to be buried on his 1967 Harley.   (AP Photo/The News-Sun, Marshall Gorby)
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(Newser) – Billy Standley went out of this world the way he wanted—atop his Harley. The Dayton Daily News reports that Standley's family honored the 82-year-old's wish to be buried sitting on his beloved Electra Glide motorcycle. His sons built the see-through Plexiglas casket—because why go out on your Harley if the world can't see it—and embalmers secured him into place with a back brace and straps. Standley had Alzheimer's, but he began planning for his own burial years ago when he was still healthy. Click for the full story. (Read more burial stories.)

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