by | May 4, 2018 | Obituaries

Norfolk —Donald Lawrence Harris, 92, passed away on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Asheville, N.C.

He was a long-time resident of Petersburg, Va. where he had a busy optometric practice until his retirement. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 7, 1925, he was the son of the late Clara Coel Harris and Samuel Harris. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sally Ruth Comess Harris. He was a U. S. Navy veteran having service during WWII .

He was known for his charisma and great sense of humor. He enjoyed being physically active (skiing, golf, walking, swimming) and loved to travel.

Mr. Harris is survived by a daughter, Melissa Harris, a daughter, Caren Harris, and a son, Kevin D. Harris and wife, Maria Peralta. He is also survived by his two grandsons.

Contributions in his memory can be made to the Jewish war veterans.

A graveside funeral service was conducted in Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Michael Panitz officiating. H. D. Oliver Funeral Apts. Online condolences may be shared with the family at