Dr. Joe Charles Majors, Jr.
July 30, 1925 – April 14, 2015
Dr. Joe Charles Majors, Jr., passed from this life into the next, on April 14, 2015. He died peacefully at his home in College Station, with his wife of 66 years by his side. The facts below are things he wanted to relate; things he accomplished, things he was proud of. However, these things are only “things” and not who he was, though they certainly played a part in making him who he was. To his wife, he was, in her words, “the best husband I could have ever asked for.” To his children and grandchildren, he was a loving patriarch, a guide, a dad in every good manner. To his grandchildren, he was Pappy. Later, as great-grandchildren came along, “Pappy” evolved into “Happy” as one called him once…..and it stuck! He WAS Happy Pappy! He had a smile and a good thought for everyone at anytime, even unto his last day. He was a jokester at the drop of a hat and his timing was spontaneously spot on.
Joe and Mary loved to travel and enjoyed their retirement together. They enjoyed square and round dancing with clubs. He was a Silver Life Master in the American Contract League and member of duplicate bridge clubs in College Station. Joe loved life!
He was a member of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Bridge City, Texas for 49 years before moving to College Station, where he and his wife joined A&M United Methodist Church in 2006.
Dr. Majors practiced dentistry for forty years, after graduating from UT Austin and Baylor Dental School in Dallas. He retired in June, 1990 and held a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. He was past president of the First and Second District Dental Society of Texas. He held a Fellowship Life and Fifty year membership status in The Texas Dental Association.
He was a World War II paratrooper serving in Germany and Central Europe under the command of the 82nd Airborne Division.
He is survived by his wife, Mary McLain Majors, daughter Marcy Rogers of Bryan, son Dr. Joe C. (Chuck) Majors III and wife JoAn of Caldwell and Reverend Fr. Bo Majors of Destrehan, La. Also, by grandsons Deano Divers, Samuel Rogers III and J.C. Majors IV, granddaughters Kelli and husband Matt Houston, Katy and husband Joe Williamson and Stacy and husband Chad Davis and 5 great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be from 6 to 8pm on Thursday, April 16, at St. Michaels Academy Chapel, 2402 South College Ave, Bryan. Funeral service will be at 11am, Friday, April 17 at A&M United Methodist Church, 417 University Drive, College Station. Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.
My dearest friends, I’m so sorry for your loss. He sounded like a fine man, father grandfather and Happy Pappy. I’m praying for your family that God will give you peace and comfort the sadness that you feel.
Love to you and your family
Sending you my deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad. What a wonderful legacy and tribute to his family by his accomplishments, his obvious love for family, and most importantly, his love of His Lord and Savior. Remember, it’s not “goodbye” but “see you later”!
Our love and prayers that God will grant strength, peace and comfort.
May God give all of Dr Majors family strength during this sad time.
Dr. Majors was to my knowledge Bridhe City’s first dentist, for sure mine!!!! My family used him until he retired.
He was truly a one of a kind man.
God Bless, Roxie Rascoe, Dana Rascoe Hancock & family
Dr. Majors and Joanne:
Prayers sent your way to help you thru this difficult time!
Upon reading his obituary I know you will have wonderful memories to help you thru your grief!
Again, I am so sorry for your loss!
Mary and the Majors Family,
May our merciful God bring you all peace and consolation during this difficult time of loss. My prayers are with you: “Saints of God, come to Dr. Joe’s aid! hasten to meet him, angels of the Lord.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.”
Mary and the Majors Family,
May our merciful God bring you comfort and consolation during this very difficult time of loss. My prayers are with you: “Saints of God, come to Dr. Joe’s aid! Hasten to meet him, angels of the Lord. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.”
Deepest sympathy to the Majors family. Dr. Majors was one of a kind. He was my first dentist also. Prayers for his wife and children, whom I went to school with in Bridge City. May he rest in peace.
Very sorry for the loss of your Father. Prayers for your Family at this time.
Our family extends to you our deepest sympathies and know that you are in our hearts and prayers. May God grant you comfort, strength and peace during these difficult times.
Dearest Mary, So very sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s perfect peace to hold you up and for you to be filled with wonderful memories of your life with Joe. Blessings to you and your family.
May the “Comforter” sent by our God, embrace, lift up and give strength to the entire Family of Dr. Majors.
Cherish the memories of this well accomplished man knowing You will see him again as promised by God.
In Christ’s love,