CLEVELAND--Middleburg Heights tow truck driver, Arthur Bryant, who passed away while on the job, was laid to rest Thursday with a unique funeral procession.
"If he's seen this right now, I don't think he could hold back the tears. Truly, to me my brother and family this is overwhelming, very overwhelming" said Eric Olsen, Bryant's brother.
Tow trucks of all sizes came down Pearl Road Thursday on their way to Lakewood Park cemetery.
"Even if it's rivals, they were his friends. They were his brothers. They are paying respects the same way Art would do for them," said Christian Olsen, Bryant’s Brother.
Family and friends who attended the funeral at St. Mark Lutheran Church were stunned by the amount of support Arthur received.
"We can't believe the support from this community and the love that these people have given my brother. It's just unbelievable," said Pam McCartney, Bryant’s sister.
Arthur Bryant, 50, suffered a massive heart attack on Feb. 28 after helping someone get back on the road.
"He died on the job. He's being buried in his uniform and his number one truck is here. Like I said, this is overwhelming," Eric Olsen said.
Friends and family said Bryant had a huge heart and he was there to help people whenever they needed him.
"Cars be broken down, pulled over, unknown reasons and he would just stop and be like 'Hey are you okay? Do you need a hand? What can I do to help?' That is just who he was. He didn't have to be told to do it. It's not like it was his job; this was his passion," said Brendan Kilkenny, a tow truck operator at Rich’s Towing.
Arthur Bryant is survived by his fiancé and four sons.