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Don Harris, founder of Harris Grocery, dies

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Harris, with the help of his brother Bo Harris, built Harris Grocery in Bunnell in 1984. He retired from the store after 31 years.
by: Ray Boone Sports Editor

William Donald Harris, the former owner of Harris Grocery in Bunnell, died on Sunday, April 7.

Harris, who was born in Lakeland in 1935, graduated from Mainland High School in Daytona Beach in 1953 and was a captain of the Buccaneers’ 1952-53 football team.

He served in the United States Army upon graduation until 1956, serving in Korea from 1954-1955.

Harris married his high school sweetheart, Beth Edwards, in September 1956.

Harris, with the help of his brother Bo Harris, built Harris Grocery in Bunnell in 1984. He retired from the store after 31 years.

He enjoyed horses and riding motorcycles with his buddies, and he was a director of the Flor- ida High School Rodeo Team for nine years. He was also a member of the Florida Motorcycle Drill Team and helped form the Daytona Goldwing Drill Team, serving as captain.

He was a faithful follower of the

Don Harris

First Baptist Church of Umatilla. Survivors include his wife of 63 years; siblings Bo Harris, Judy Farraro, Mac Harris and Sharon Upson; children Roger Harris, Robin Henderson and Sherri DellaRatta; nine grandchildren and

10 great grandchildren. Visitation was held Thursday,

April 11, at Craig-Flagler Palms Funeral Home, and a service was held on Friday, April 12.

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