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Hearse Stops at Burger King to Bury David Kime Jr. with Whopper

A man's life was celebrated and honored by friends and family when they visited a Burger King and had Whopper Juniors, hearse in tow. 

"He always lived by his own rules," Linda Phiel said, referring to her dad David S. Kime Jr. "His version of eating healthy was the lettuce on the Whopper Jr."

Kime, 88, was a World War II vet and passed away last week near West York, Pennsylvania. 

He had a life-long love of Burger King. 

"My mother kind of kept him in check," Phiel said. "When she died, for a while, he would eat with us. But he considered us health freaks because we ate things that were green, like broccoli."

In remembrance of him, they took the funeral procession to a nearby Burger King to eat Whopper Jrs. 

Manager of the Manchester Township Burger King, Margaret Hess, said a hearse showed up in the drive-thru window Saturday. 

The Burger King prepared 40 Whopper Jrs. for the mourners. 

"They also wanted one for the deceased," Hess said. "It's nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end - the very end."

They buried him with the Whopper. 

"All of us are going to be in this position," Phiel said. "And I think there's a certain group who thinks we should be crying. But on the other hand, he lived a wonderful life and on his own terms."


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