David L. Harless, age 80, has gone home to be with our Lord on November 12th, 2021. He was a resident of Ponca City, Oklahoma at the time of his passing.
David came into the world on December 19th, 1940 in Pryor, Oklahoma to his parents Harry Henry Harless and Ada Loleta Plummer Harless. He grew up in Pryor, Oklahoma before the family moved to Ponca City, Oklahoma.
David enlisted in the military at the age of 17. It was while traveling with the United States Air Force that he met the love of his life, Mary Ann Miller Harless. He said it was love at first sight. He just needed time to convince her of that. They married on December 22nd, 1962. They were married for 48 years before Mary Ann's passing in May of 2010.
David and Mary Ann have two daughters; Cynthia (Cyndi) Ann Harless Liskow ( Husband Curt E. Liskow) and Elizabeth ( Beth) Ann Harless Yium ( Husband Nicholas Yium). He has four (4) grandchildren; Crystal Dawn Macha; Ashley E. Liskow; Haley Elizabeth Liskow and Scott Christian Liskow. He also has six (6) great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
David was one of twelve (12) children from Harry Henry and Ada Loleta Harless. His surviving siblings are Mary Ann Harless Bryant Gazaway; Linda Bea Harless Coffey; Kathryn Kay Harless Beaty; and Cynthia Lynn Harless Nelson.
Proceeding him in death are his siblings James Henry Harless; Rosa Mae Harless Bailey; Sylvia (Bud) Eugene Harless; Betty Susan Harless Farney; Henry (Bill) Harless; Roy Franklin Harless and David's twin brother, John Thomas Harless.
David was a veteran of the United States Army Air Corps and then the United States Air Force. He served his country proudly from March of 1958 until his retirement from the military in July of 1970 while stationed in Great Falls, Montana at Malmstrom AFB.
David's passing leaves a void in the lives of everyone who knew and loved him. We will always remember his unconditional love; his undeniable faith in our Lord Jesus Christ; his passion when he believed in something strongly; his quirky sense of humor; his ability to get through a story or joke and laughing himself silly with tears in his eyes or streaming down his face while trying to get to the punch line.
We will miss you but we can take comfort that this isn't "Goodbye!" but just a "See you later!" until we are all together again in the presence of The Almighty!!!