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
Biker Buried on His Harley
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)

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. (More burial stories.)

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