|Posted on line 29 Jan 2017; Published in The Pilot Tribune 31 Jan 2017|
Roy E. Majors, 84
Roy E. Majors age 84 of Blair, died January 26, 2017, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Community in Blair. Funeral Services will be held Monday, January 30, 2017, at 10:00 AM at First United Methodist Church in Blair. Graveside services will follow at Forest Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday at Campbell Aman Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6 to 8 PM.
Roy E. Majors was born on February 13, 1932, in Omaha, NE, the son of Charles and Sylvia Majors. He was raised in Omaha and attended North High School. In 1953, he married Marilyn Hansen and had five children. Roy started working at 8 years old engraving medical supplies for his father and shining shoes in downtown Omaha.
In 1954, he joined the United States Army and served in Korea. In 1956, he was honorably discharged from the Army. After returning from the Army, he worked in metal manufacturing as a plant manager until his retirement in 1994. In 1983, he was united in marriage to Michelle Campbell in Kennard, NE.
The couple enjoyed traveling, golfing, woodworking, and spending time with their family and grandchildren. He was a member of the Ralston American Legion and the Blair Fraternal Order of Eagles. He also had a passion for racing pigeons and was a member of the Omaha Racing Pigeons Association.
Roy always found time to arrange family holidays; the fourth of July was his favorite holiday to get the family together. Roy enjoyed watching his grandchildren compete in their sporting events. His grandchildren will always remember Halloween with grandpa and his converted basement into a haunted house, and the grandchildren’s travels to Ooga-Booga Land with “Injun Joe”. The family also enjoyed celebrating Roy’s birthday at Misty C’s for many years.
Roy is survived by his wife, Michelle, of Blair; children: Ricky Majors of Fremont, Rhonda Nelson of Kennard, Robin and Steve Andreasen of Kennard, Renelle Cucinello of Kennard; brother, Bob and Jan Majors of Mt. Vernon, IA; siblings-in-law: Kevin and Cathy Campbell, Kent Campbell, Angela Campbell, Andrea Campbell, Tricia and Mark Thibodeau; grandchildren: Jennifer Clayton, Shannon Majors, Kristen Nelson, Brett (Kaci) Nelson, Roxanne (Aaron) Knobbe, Michael Andreasen, Chris Andreasen, Trevor Cucinello; great-grandchildren: Aubrey, Ryker, Logan, Alexis, Jaxon, Oliver, Honora, Kaitlyn, Hannah, Kennedy, Gavin and McKinley.
Roy was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Sylvia Majors; son, Rodney Majors; and brother, Ralph Majors.
Memorials may be directed to Good Shepherd Lutheran Community.
Omaha World Herald 28 Jan 2017
Majors, Roy E. Age 84 Of Blair. Died January 26, 2017 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Community, Blair. Survived by wife Michelle of Blair; children: Ricky Majors of Fremont, Rhonda Nelson of Kennard, Robin and Steve Andreasen of Kennard, Renelle Cucinello of Kennard; brother Bob and Jan Majors of Mt. Vernon, IA; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and many extended family members. VISITATION: Sunday at Campbell Aman Funeral Home with family receiving friends from 6-8pm. SERVICE: January 30, 2017, 10am, at First United Methodist Church, Blair. Graveside: following service at Forest Lawn Cemetery. CAMPBELL-AMAN FUNERAL HOME 444 S. 17th Blair, NE 402-426-2191 www.campbellaman.com
~~~ Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska.~~~