Beloved school bus driver laid to rest in a school bus casket

(Source: Wilson County Schools and Nashville Casket Sales)

(CNN) A longtime school bus driver was laid to rest in a special casket.

David Wright spent 50 years as a bus driver in Lebanon, Tennessee. When he died on August 13 at the age of 76, his passing shook the community.

Just a few weeks earlier, Wilson County Schools had named their transportation department after him.

So his son, Calvin, and grandkids decided to send him off in the best way: in a school bus casket.

"Besides the grandkids, that's something he loved more than anything, being behind the wheel of that bus," he said.

Wright was buried Sunday, and the funeral was held at the local Lebanon High School.