Man gets his last Whopper during his funeral procession
Now I am a vegetarian, so not the target audience for the Whopper. But this guy REALLY loved his Whoppers.
A Pennsylvania man who died at age 88 was buried Saturday — but not before a stop at Burger King on the way to the cemetery for a Whopper Jr.
The York Daily Record reported that David S. Kime Jr. of West York loved those burgers — along with other fast food — so his family and friends followed the hearse through the drive-through window at the Manchester Burger King. The manager said 40 Whopper Jr. burgers were prepared, including one for Kime, who died Jan. 20.
“He always lived by his own rules,” Linda Phiel, one of Kime’s three daughters, told the Daily Record. “His version of eating healthy was the lettuce on the Whopper Jr.”
Phiel said her 5-foot-tall father was a borderline diabetic for years and had pacemaker, but he began eating what he wanted after his wife died 25 years ago, according to the Daily Record.
“He was not prejudiced,” Phiel told the Daily Record. “He would go to any fast food place anyone invited him to.”
After a while, she said, she gave up lecturing him: “When you’re 88 years old, I guess you’ve earned the right to do what you want to do.”
A photo in the Daily Record shows Phiel placing her dad’s last burger atop his casket amid a spray of flowers.