Donald L. Harris

Donald Leo Harris died Sunday, October 15, 2017, following a lengthy illness.

Don is survived by his wife of 67 years, Susan James, Lake Wales, Florida; daughter, Kathryn (Lewis) Hartley of Babson Park, Florida; sons, Donald J. of Atlanta, Georgia, Mark A. of Atlanta, Georgia, and Scott D. (Marianne) of Cumming, Georgia; grandchildren, Addy, Harris, MaKay, Carlisle, Rett, Mark, Alan, Holt, Leslie, Wells, Sarah and Emily; great-grandchildren, Kate, Davis, Lake, Liz, Noah, and Luke.

He is preceded in death by his father, James; mother, Martha; and older brother, Paul F. Harris.

Don was born on January 30, 1928, in Middlebourne, West Virginia to James William and Martha Carpenter Harris. He graduated from Follansbee High School, Follansbee, West Virginia, and Bethany College, Bethany, West Virginia. He went on to earn a master’s degree in industrial engineering. He served in World War II, Calvary Division, and married Susan Delores James on September 14, 1951.

A family graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia. The Reverend Lee Lowery of Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Albany, Georgia, will officiate the ceremony. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Good Shepherd Hospice (105 Arneson Ave., Auburndale, Florida 33823).

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