I received this question:
For the funeral of a cleric, I know that the body is dressed in the liturgical vesture proper to their order and rank. Does this include a particular color for the vestments or is it what ever color is desired? I can’t seem to find anything on this on the web except for the Pope who gets red vestments.)
My understanding is that clerics ought to be vested in the sacral garments that distinguishes their grade.
So, a priest ought to be dress in a chasuble. I believe it ought to be violet, but I am sure that this is prescribed anywhere.
I have a Roman chasuble, a pianeta a priest in Italy gave me. It had been left in the sun for a long time, folded, so the back is faded in part and can’t be used for Mass. Perfect for a coffin!
I know that some priests are in white, but I don’t think that is the traditional color.
Also, remember that his body must be turned the other way: head toward the altar.