March 4, 1947 - April 13, 2019
David J. Harris, age 72, of Roanoke, died at 7:23 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Shipshewana Lake in Shipshewana, Indiana. Visitation will be from 12 – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Emmanuel Community Church, 12222 West US-24, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46814. A memorial service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. Saturday at the church with Pastor Robert Bruce officiating. Preferred memorials are to Emmanuel Community Church or HAT (Huntington Area Transportation), in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, Indiana, 46750. Dave was a 1966 graduate of Huntington High School. He began work in drafting at Utrad Corporation in Huntington. He worked in Fort Wayne as an engineering designer at Magnavox Company for ten years, at Tokheim Corporation as a senior-level designer for 23 years, retiring from Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems in Huntington in 2013. While at Tokheim, he received a U.S. Patent for his Vapor Recovery Fuel Nozzle Deflector design. Dave, a believer in Jesus Christ, loved spending time with his family and in the company of his beagles. He was a good husband, a good father, and a good friend and will be deeply missed by all. He was a past member of Roanoke Lions Club; served on the Roanoke Town Board in the 1980s. He had varied interests and enjoyed good food. He loved being at the lake. He enjoyed watching and feeding hummingbirds. He is safe in the arms of Jesus. That makes Heaven even more dear. Dave was born on March 4, 1947 in Huntington, the son of Kenneth J. And Virginia E. (Ancil) Harris. He married Janet C. Sunday on August 29, 1971 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntington; she survives in Roanoke. Survivors also include son Christopher T. (Tsipporah) Harris and grandchildren Elliott, Emma, and Andrew. His parents and a brother, Ronald C. Harris, preceded him in death.
David J. Harris, age 72, of Roanoke, died at 7:23 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Shipshewana Lake in Shipshewana, Indiana. Visitation will be from 12 – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Emmanuel Community Church, 12222 West US-24,... View Obituary & Service Information
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