NEWPORT, Ky. - David Brock wants a hero's burial for a man he said saved nearly 100 people from the burning Beverly Hills Supper Club in 1977.
The now 52-year-old Brock was an 18-year-old bus boy at the time of the fire at the Beverly Hills Supper Club that killed 165 people and injured 200. His boss Willie Snow, died Aug. 19, 2011, at 80 years old.
"He was there the night of the fire. He was in and out of the Cabaret room grabbing two bodies at a time, bringing them out through the rubble, through the smoke — lucky the man didn't die that night," Brock said.
Snow still sits at the Hamilton County Morgue because, Brock, owner of Sin City Antiques and the Beverly Hills Supper Club Museum in Newport, Ky., said the family has no money to bury him.
"He's a fallen hero. He was at Beverly Hills putting his life on the line. He's worked in the industry for 60 years," Brock siad. "He's done a lot for this community. He managed the kitchen at Beverly Hills."
He hopes to raise money and work with a local funeral home to help give Snow a hero's burial.