The Rev. Dr. Donald Lee Harris, 69, passed away on April 28, 2016 at Westminster Winter Park with Cornerstone Hospice. He was born on January 9, 1947 in Troy, Ohio to Robert and Jeanne Harris.
Don grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois. After high school he attended Carroll College and received a bachelor’s degree. He then went to Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary and earned his Master of Divinity. Don continued his education at McCormick Theological Seminary and earned his Doctor of Ministry.
Don pastored three churches within twenty-three years. He was known for being an inspiration to many and leading people to a deeper faith. God then called Don to Westminster Communities where he served in church relations and foundation services. He once again was known for his greatest gift; the gift of love. Don enjoyed walking, boating, fishing, bird watching, golf, nature, classic cars and had a love for cooking.
Don was preceded in death by his parents Bob and Jeanne Harris.
Don is survived by his spouse Brenda whom he was married to for 47 years; his son Tom, (Michelle) Harris; his daughter Jennifer (Adam) Meyer; his brothers Jay (Judy) Harris and Steve Harris; his grandchildren Baylee Harris and Lucas, Ethan, Gavin and Timothy Meyer; his Aunt Barbara (Jim) Stoneman and his nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at Park Lake Presbyterian Church, 309 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32801 at 11:00 a.m., May 7, 2016. There will be a reception following the memorial service at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Ray of Hope Medical Missions www.rayofhopemm.com/#!dontate/c1ghi or 4107 Gallmeyer Ct, Ft. Wayne, IN 46835. Condolences may be left on The Rev. Dr. Donald Lee Harris online guest book at www.baldwincremation.com