Mourners at a Pennsylvania fast-food fan’s funeral wanted him to have it his way, so they arranged for his hearse – and the rest of the procession – to make one last drive-through visit before reaching the cemetery.

David Kime Jr, who died at the age of 88, “lived by his own rules”, daughter Linda Phiel said. He considered the lettuce on a burger his version of healthy eating, she said.

To give him a whopper of a send-off at the weekend, the funeral procession stopped at a Burger King where each mourner got a sandwich for the road.

Kime got one last burger too, the York Daily Record reported. It was placed atop his flag-draped coffin at the cemetery. Phiel said the display was not a joke, rather a happy way of honouring her father and the things that brought him joy. “He lived a wonderful life and on his own terms.” – Sapa-AP