Rev. David K. Harness, age 66 passed away Thursday evening, January 3, 2013 at the Kindred Hospital South in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Indianapolis.
David was born November 25, 1946 in Beech Grove to the late George L. & Evelyn P. (Reeves) Harness. He was a 1965 graduate of Southport High School and went on to serve as a Private with the United State Army National Guard during the Vietnam War. In 1972, David received a Bachelors Degree in Theology from the Apostolic Bible Institute, 1986 graduate of the Insurance Institute and earned a Pastoral Counseling Certification in 2006 from the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
He retired in 2012 as a Regional Claims Manager for Farm Bureau Insurance in Indianapolis after 32 years of service. Prior to that he was the Chaplin for the Marion County Sheriffs Department and held the same position for the Perry Township Fire Department. He was also was Chaplin Emeritus of the Indiana Civil Air Patrol. David was presently the Chaplin for the Homecroft Police Department.
He also was a pastor at several churches during his lifetime and was devoted to the doing the Lords work. David was a published author, song writer and even played a roll in the move "Seven Deadly Words". He enjoyed being an Advanced Ham Radio Operator, fishing, playing the guitar & piano. David was a fan of the Indianapolis Colts and loved being with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda S. (Thomas) Harness whom he married on August 9, 2009 in Fishers. Also surviving are his children: Rebecca (Ryan) Nordman of Indianapolis, Rev. Jonathan D. (Buffy) Harness of Morgantown & Ronald Harness of Nashville, TN. He will be remembered by his sister: Donna (Ron) Martin of Fairland; eleven grandchildren & one granddaughter on the way.
David was preceded in death by one grandson: David DeWayne Harness.
The Revs. Jonathan D. Harness & David Dugas will conduct a funeral service 10:30 am Tuesday at the St. David's Abundant Life Fellowship Church, 140 E. Washington St. in Morgantown. Friends may call from 2 to 8 pm on Monday at the Church. Military rites will be presented by the Martinsville American Legion & Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guards following the funeral service on Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Green Valley Cemetery in Nashville. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.
Memorial contributions can be made in honor of David to the St. David's Abundant Life Fellowship Church "Memorial Fund" 140 E. Washington St. Morgantown, IN 46160.
Condolences may be sent to the Harness family at www.meredith-clark.com.
Information: (812) 597-4670