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Ohio man buried straddling his motorcycle

Published On: Jan 31 2014 01:43:05 PM MST   Updated On: Feb 01 2014 10:55:58 AM MST
Man buried on motorcycle


An Ohio man took his love of motorcycles to the grave -- literally.

Billy Standley of Mechanicsville was buried Thursday while sitting atop his 1967 Harley-Davidson motorcycle in a Plexiglas casket, Columbus TV station WBNS reported.

It took five embalmers, three extra burial plots and steel reinforcements to make it happen.

Standley's custom-made casket was pulled to the cemetery by a pickup truck.

He had requested an outdoor funeral so his biker friends could see him off, according to WBNS.

Standley's children said the motorcycle helped him keep a sense of adventure after settling down to raise four kids.