David Lawrence Harkins


David Lawrence Harkins, 67, died unexpectedly on June 20, 2020, at Mount Desert. He was born Oct. 24, 1952, in Bar Harbor, the son of Virginia A. (Wakefield) Harkins and the late Arnold W. Harkins.

David graduated from American High School in Zweibrucken, Germany, Class of 1971. He also served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany.

David was a modern-day Renaissance man. He was an accomplished carpenter/painter and artist who was comfortable using any medium when creating his artwork. From chalk to oil, to pastels or acrylics, David’s artwork was stunning to say the least. David was a humble and quiet man who declined to exhibit his artwork, but all who knew him were in awe of his creations and openly coveted each of them.

David is survived by his mother, Virginia A., of Mount Desert; brother, Richard, of Bar Harbor; daughter, Tina Brown, and her husband, Steed, of Winder, Ga.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

At David’s request, there will be no services. Those who desire may make contributions in David’s memory to their local SPCA or to the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605.

Arrangements made by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.

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