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Bouncer's funeral held at Taylor bar, granting his dying wish

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Friends and family will have a chance to say goodbye to Jimmy on Thursday afternoon. Friends and family will have a chance to say goodbye to Jimmy on Thursday afternoon.
Lehr worked the door at the All Around Bar in Taylor for over two decades. Lehr worked the door at the All Around Bar in Taylor for over two decades.
TAYLOR, Mich. (WJBK) -

A bar bouncer who recently passed away is spending one more day at the establishment he called home.

Jimmy Lehr worked at the All Around Bar on Ecorse Road in Taylor for more than two decades. Now, his casket is resting on the dance floor giving patrons one last chance to say goodbye.

Lehr died on Feb. 7 from pulmonary disease and congestive heart failure. After Lehr died, family and friends built his pine casket at the bar.

Lehr was married four times. The Taylor man's last wedding, to Patti, was held in 1996 on the same dance floor where his body lay in the casket.

His daughter, Victoria Lehr, tells FOX 2 having the wake and funeral at the bar with the homemade, old-fashioned casket was his final wish.

"Jimmy loved this bar," said Lehr. "It was his life. You could be having the worst day in the world and Jimmy could put a smile on your face."

His funeral is Thursday at noon.

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