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David Vernon Harness, age 67

DAVID VERNON HARNESS of Buckville/Jessieville, AR passed away Friday, January 27, 2023 at the age of 67.  David was the 3rd of 7 children born to Vernon and Freda Deuerling Harness.  He was raised Catholic at St. Edward Grade School and Catholic High School for Boys.  He is preceded in death by his father, Vernon A. Harness, brother, Timothy Lee Harness and Shanda Barnett Harness, the mother of two of his children.

He is survived by his sons David Lawrence Harness, Mt. View AR, Zachary (Jennifer) Dixon, Beebe AR,  Caleb (Courtney) Harness, El Paso AR, his mother Freda Harness, sisters Mary (John) Thomas and RoseAnne (Donnie) Smith all of Little Rock, brothers Larry Harness, Buckville/Jessieville AR, Jerry (Lisa) Harness, Gravel Ridge AR and Tom (Martha) Harness, Little Rock.  He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.

Arrangements are set for Wednesday, February 15, 2023 at St. Edward Catholic Church, 9th and Sherman, Little Rock, AR 72202   501-374-5767.

Rosary will begin at 10:30 a.m., Visitation from 11:00 -12:00.

Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 12 noon followed by burial at Calvary Cemetery, 3115 W. Charles Bussey Avenue, Little Rock AR  72204

The family would like to thank the 1st Responders from Buckville Fire Department and EMTs who cared for David numerous times these past few weeks as well as all the friends and neighbors who have sent love and condolences.  Memorials may be sent to Buckville Volunteer Fire Department EMTs, ATTN Liz Wood, 111 Carolsand Road, Jessieville AR  71949.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • James and Shari Posted February 6, 2023 6:45 PM

    We gonna miss you ol buddy

  • Johnny & Betty Brady Posted February 6, 2023 7:00 PM

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for family!

  • Allen and Ruthie Bain Posted February 6, 2023 7:15 PM

    Prayers for your family.

  • Karen Knebel Posted February 6, 2023 7:16 PM

    God’s speed be with you David. Rest In Peace over the rainbow 🌈 Prayers for the family

  • Michelle Allen Posted February 6, 2023 8:16 PM

    Prayers for David’s family. He was blessed with a large, loving family and an abundance of friends. God bless all of them.

  • Wayne and Lori Mangum Posted February 6, 2023 8:49 PM

    Prayers for the family! God bless you all, we are so sorry for your loss.

  • Aunt Jane and Uncle Ed Posted February 7, 2023 9:31 AM

    My sweet, handsome, funny nephew. You are going to be so missed by all of us. Love you so much. Until we meet again!! 🙏🏼🙏🏼

  • Floye Brewer Posted February 7, 2023 11:11 AM

    So heartbreaking. You left a lot of good memories. Love you always David.

  • Sharon Dillard Posted February 8, 2023 9:05 AM

    Dear Cousins, Sending prayers of consolation and peace to the entire extended Harness family. May your happy memories quickly replace the pain of this great loss. Love to all – Sharon Dillard

  • Colleen Jenson Posted February 9, 2023 5:53 PM

    Mrs. Harness, Mary, RoseAnne, Larry, Jerry, Tom, and family. I am so sorry for the loss of David. I remember him as a young boy when Mary and I were (and still are) the best of friends in High School. I am so glad I got to see him last year at Mrs. Harness’s Birthday party. He and Larry were such at hoot! May God bless you all, and may His love and peace console your hearts. Love and peace to all.

  • Reginald Rogers Posted February 10, 2023 11:00 AM

    Mrs. Freda Harness, Mary, RoseAnne, Larry, Jerry and Tom and the Harness Family: May God grant you strength at this time of loss. David was a wonderful person who will be missed. He was always a joy to be around. May he Rest in the Peace of Christ in his reunion in Heaven with Mr. Vernon Harness and Tim Harness and all of our Loved Ones who have ascended to Heaven. Reg Rogers St. Edward’s Parochial School Class of 1973, Catholic High Class of 1977

  • Angela Severin Posted February 12, 2023 12:40 AM

    To the Harness Family , my heart and prayers go out to you.. David will be greatly missed.. Along with his awesome personality and joking manner.. Love you Davey!! Until we meet again.. God speed my friend..

  • Angela Severin Posted February 12, 2023 8:50 AM

    Prayers to the Harness Family.. The world lost a great man.. I will miss his humor smile and laugh.. I’ll forever miss u Davey!! Until we meet again..

  • George Pilkington Sr Posted February 13, 2023 5:08 PM

    I first met and got acquainted with David playing Babe Ruth baseball. David was revered as the Ultimate home run king from Fouche Dam. Coaches would instruct all outfielders to park it at the fence, it didn’t matter. This Dude Looked, Batted, Ran and was a True replica of the great Bambino! Coaches from opposing teams would tell their players take note boys. What an awesome family also! Proud to have known David and the Harness Gang.

  • David Wooley and Maria Geels Posted February 15, 2023 12:07 PM

    We were so sorry to hear of David’s passing. He was truly one of a kind – always smiling, happy, and a pleasure to be around. He will be missed. Our deepest sympathy.

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