David Kime Jr. loved Burger King — and we do mean LOVED. So when the 88-year-old retired World War II vet passed away, his family and friends decided to let David “have it your way” by taking the entire funeral procession through the drive-thru at his local Burger King.
As the procession slowly made its way through the drive thru, each mourner received a sandwich for the road. Burger King manager Margaret Hess says they had 40 sandwiches prepared for the event. “It’s nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end — the very end,” she said of Kime.
David, of course, got his own burger (a Whopper Jr.), which was placed on top of his casket and was buried with him.
David Kime’s daughter Linda Phiel wanted to be sure people understood the idea was no joke, but rather a joyful way to honor her father and the things that brought him happiness. “He lived a wonderful life and on his own terms,” Linda says, adding that getting lettuce on his hamburger was what Kime considered to be healthy eating.
Here is a video of David Kime Jr.’s funeral procession through the Burger King drive-thru from a local news station:
David Kime Jr’s obituary:
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013, at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 2100 Hollywood Drive, with York II Ward Bishopric Monte Ward officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the c hurch. Burial will be held in Prospect Hill Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Dallastown American Legion. Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road, York, is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Kime was born December 12, 1924, in East Berlin, the son of the late David S. Kime, Sr., and Minnie L. (Burngen) Kime. He was employed with the United States Postal Service as a rural mail carrier for several years until his retirement in 1988. A United States Army Veteran of World War II, he served in Northern France and Rhineland and was awarded a Purple Heart for being wounded during combat. He was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Dallastown American Legion, W. York V.F.W, and Lincolnway Fire Company, and enjoyed going to Roots Auction.
Mr. Kime is survived by three daughters, Linda Phiel and husband, Bradley of York, Connie Holloway and husband, Dan of North Carolina, and Cathy Sell and husband, Terry of York; three grandchildren, Cathy Shipley, Trisha Gyimesi, and Jared Sechrist; two great-grandchildren; and good friend and travel companion, Dale Hickey.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue, 60 Vera Cruz Road, Reinholds, PA 17569; or Susquehanna Service Dogs, 555 LeSentier Lane, Harrisburg, PA 17112. Send Condolences at BestLifeTributes.com.