In Memory of




Obituary for David Lawrence Harkins

David Lawrence Harkins, 67, died unexpectedly on June 20, 2020 at Mt. Desert. He was born October 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 Mt. 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 S.P.C.A. or to the S.P.C.A. of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton ME 04605.

Arrangements made by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main Street, Mt. Desert. Condolences may be expressed at