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Dead Man Stops at Buger King

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Dead man stops at Burger King for one last Whopper Jr.

5:02 PM 01/28/2013


Whopper Jr. (Photo: Burger King)

David Kime Jr. had it his way up until the day he was buried.

The 88-year old World War II vet from West York, Penn. loved Burger King’s Whopper Jr. so much that after he died on Jan. 20, he was buried with one.

On Saturday — the day of his memorial service — his entire funeral procession drove through the fast food restaurant so that he could have one last hamburger.

“He always lived by his own rules,” his daughter, Linda Phiel, told the York Daily Record. “His version of eating healthy was the lettuce on the Whopper Jr.”

The 40 attendees of Kime’s funeral all had a Whopper Jr. to honor the deceased’s love of fast food.

“He liked his Whopper Jrs.,” Margaret Hess, manager of the Burger King location that Kime frequented, said.

Phiel said that her father wasn’t a fan of eating healthfully.

“[H]e considered us health freaks because we ate things that were green, like broccoli.”

Kime was a diabetic who had a pacemaker, and his daughter tried to get him to eat healthier foods so he would live longer. But he didn’t agree. “I won’t live longer,” he would say, “it will just seem like it because I’ll be more miserable faster.”

Before Kime’s casket was lowered to the ground, his daughter put the Whopper Jr. atop the lilies on his casket.

“It’s nice to know he was a loyal customer up until the end — the very end,” Hess said.

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