Donald Lee Harkness, 78, died on November 9, 2012 after suffering from a long term illness, at his residence in Palm City, Florida.
Donald was born in Akron, Iowa and moved to Palm City 20 years ago coming from Fairfield, Connecticut.
In addition to a long career in the hair care and cosmetic industry, he was the owner of Bari Cosmetics LTD for 25 years in New York. He served in the US Navy in the Korean War, and he was a member of the Harbour Ridge Country Club. Donald received his M.B.A. from Pace University in the state of New York. He enjoyed golfing and was of Methodist faith.
Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Sharon Lee Harkness of Palm City, FL; daughter, Deborah Lee Harkness –Curry, and her husband Chris of Stuart, FL; daughter, Cari Lee Harkness-Greenwood, and her husband, Todd of Palm City, FL; brother, Gene Harkness of Marion, IA; 3 grandchildren, Rachael Elizabeth Bushey, Jordan Olivia Bushey and Sarah Noel Curry; and two 2 step grandchildren, Jeremy Matthew Curry and Briauna Marie Geenwood.
Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Services will be private at Aycock Funeral Home in Stuart, FL.
Please visit Donald's online guestbook at www.aycockfuneralhome.net.
All arrangements are entrusted to Aycock Funeral Home, Stuart, Florida.