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This Biker Was Buried On His Beloved Harley Davidson

Billy Standley’s funeral must have been sad, but kind of awesome.

1. Billy Standley came up with the idea for his funeral 18 years ago.

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On Friday, Jan 31st, he got his wish. He was taken to his grave in Crawford County, Ohio, atop a 1967 Harley in a Plexiglass casket. His sons made the casket, reinforcing the bottom with wood and steel rods.

2. Five embalmers worked to prepare Standley’s body with a metal back brace and straps to ensure he’ll never lose his seat.

AP Photo/The News-Sun, Marshall Gorby

“He’d done right by us all these years, and at least we could see he goes out the way he wanted to,” his son Pete Standley said.

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Alan White is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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