Ohio Man Buried Riding His Harley-Davidson Motorcyle

Bill Standley Buried Atop His Harley
photo by Jonathan Quilter/Columbus Dispatch

84-year old Billy Standley of Mechanicsburg, Ohio, who recently died of lung cancer, was buried riding atop his 1967 Harley-Davidson motorcycle, attired in full riding gear, encased in a coffin made of wood and plexiglass. According to his family, he’d been making these arrangements for the better part of two decades.

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.” – Columbus Dispatch

Billy Standley
photo by Jeff Guerini/WHIO TV

Motorcycle Grave
photo by Jeff Guerini/WHIO TV

Billy Standley
photo via WHIO TV

via Columbus Dispatch, Dayton Daily News

Thanks Jason Laskodi!

Written by Lori Dorn

There are 664 blog posts on Laughing Squid written by .

Follow Laughing Squid on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Email & RSS.

  

And now a word from our sponsors...