David Lane Harris, 87, of Lake Charles, died at his home on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness.
He worked at PPG Industries for 26 years as a pipefitter, retiring in 1993. Following retirement, he became a long-distance trucker and enjoyed doing that for several years.
He was born in Shreveport and moved to Corpus Christi, Texas where he attended Roy Miller High School. In 1951, he joined the U. S. Navy and was stationed in Rhode Island. During his service, he was aboard the naval destroyer DD-839 Power during its Mediterranean cruise until 1955.
He is survived by his wife, Sonja Anne Harris of Lake Charles; and four children, Karla Harris Brann (Jeff) of Hampstead, N. C., Cindy Stovall Qualls (David) of Sulphur, Cathy Stovall McClure of Lake Charles, and Allen Ray “Butch” Stovall, Jr. (Laura) of DeQuincy; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Opal Campbell Harris and Starling Willie Harris; and two brothers.
He attended Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Simple Traditions by Johnson in Lake Charles. Rev. Gary Evers officiated.