|Kirk as a Midshipman|
Kirk attended the United States Naval Academy and graduated in May 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and was commissioned an Ensign. After a distinguished and significant career, he retired as a Captain in December 2005. Following retirement from the Navy, he was employed as a Director of Network Systems with BAE Systems.
In addition to his mother Kirk is survived by his wife, Brigitte Harness; four children, Kirsten Harness, Kathryn Harness, Helena Harness and David James Alexander "D.J.A." Harness; brother, Johnny Harness of Jacksonville, Florida and his grandmother, Helen Mae Robinson of Summit, Mississippi. He is also survived by four nieces, one nephew, numerous aunts and uncles and a host of other relatives, friends and Shipmates.
"Fair winds and following Seas"