VENICE, Florida (AP) - A southwest Florida funeral home is offering an unusual assortment of antique vehicles in place of a hearse for a farewell ride to the cemetery.
The Farley Funeral Home in Venice has a World War II-era Dodge military truck with large white stars on its doors and a World War II-era Jeep. David Farley says his funeral home is the only one in Florida known to offer veterans a military-themed funeral procession.
He tells the Sarasota Herald-Tribune that up to 60 families in the last three years have chosen the "Veteran Farewell Ride" for their loved ones.
The funeral home also has a 1937 Ford hearse and an Eimco Power Horse farm tractor that uses reins instead of a steering wheel.