Richard Galen Harris
Colonel, United States Air Force
Richard Galen Harris, 69, a retired Air Force Colonel who owned and operated Tubs Adrift, a spa business in Burke, Virignia, from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, died July 13 at Inova Fair Oaks Hospital. He had congestive heart failure.
Colonel Harris, a Fairfax resident, was a native of Fresno, California, and a graduate of Fresno State University.
He served in the Air Force for 25 years before retiring in 1980. He was an F-4 pilot in Vietnam during the war there, and his later duties included commanding a fighter squadron at K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base in Michigan. His final active-duty assignment was at the Pentagon as Chief of Facilities for the Air National Guard.
His decorations included the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Air Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.
His marriage to Donna Rains Harris ended in divorce.
Survivors include four sons, Dave and Daryl,
both of Sacramento, and Don and Dan, both of Fairfax; a brother; a sister;
and eight grandchildren.
Posted: 26 June 2004