Ohio man buried straddling his motorcycle

It took 5 embalmers, 3 extra burial plots and steel reinforcements to make it happen

POSTED: 12:43 PM PST January 31, 2014    UPDATED: 9:55 AM PST February 1, 2014 
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.