An ailing World War II veteran is having his casket painted to resemble a pack of Juicy Fruit the gum he’s happily handed out to people in his Virginia community for decades.
Suttie Economy, 94, has suffered health problems over the past year and was being cared for at the VA Hospital in Salem. His health has since improved slightly, and he has been moved to the Virginia Veterans Care Center next to the hospital.
Economy served in the Navy aboard the USS English in the Pacific during the war. Earlier this year, he sat down with local station WFXR-TV and recounted his experiences for Memorial Day.
A longtime friend, Sammy Oakey, of Oakey’s Funeral Service and Crematory in Roanake, said Economy asked that his casket be painted like a pack of his favorite gum when he dies. READ MORE
Source: Fox News