Jon Stanley had only hours to live, but there was one last thing he wanted to do before he died. Someone shared his dream online and by the end of the day, a horde of motorcyclists appeared in Stanley’s front yard.
According to Stanley’s obituary, he “was a man who served and loved his country and family above all.” His career began with the United States Air Force, where he worked as a jet engine mechanic at Grissom Air Reserve Base in Indiana.
After an honorable discharge from the Air Force, Stanley continued working as a mechanic, although his focus shifted from jets to cars. He worked at DC Tire and Auto until his retirement, a line of work he enjoyed “just as much as he enjoyed being in the pool with all his grandkids,” his obituary said.