David Arthur Harner
David Arthur Harner
  • March 14, 1927 - February 24, 2017
  • Denison, Texas

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David Arthur Harner was born to Arthur Harner and Opal Carnahan on March 14, 1927. He passed away on February 24, 2017.

David grew up on a farm in Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master's in Public Administration. After college, David served in city management for many years including Denison, Jacksonville, Borger, San Antonio, Missouri City and Alvin. He also worked with governments in Sri Lanka and Malaysia. David has been a member of Waples Memorial United Methodist Church for many years.

David married Joan Collins in 1950. They met at the University of Kansas and both described it as "love at first sight." They started their 66 years together in a tiny house long before this became a trend.

David has always had a passion for horses and dogs. He enjoyed riding for pleasure, playing polo, and racing Whippets.

He taught his family that prejudice was caused by ignorance. He told them to work hard and to further their education.

A private burial will be at 10:00 AM Saturday, March 4, 2017, Fairview Cemetery.

Services for family and friends will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Waples United Methodist Church, Denison, TX with Rev. Jim Bowden and Pastor Cheryl Murphy officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Waples Memorial United Methodist Church.