Keith Majors - February 01, 2011
Keith Edward Majors, 87, of Wilmington, N.C., died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at the North Carolina Veterans Home in Fayetteville, N.C.
He was born on Jan. 22, 1924, in Hayes Center, Neb., to Cora Etta (Dukes) Majors and William Harrison Majors. He attended school in Imperial, Neb., and graduated with the class of 1942.
Keith enlisted in the U.S. Navy on March 18, 1943, and was trained as a radioman, achieving the rank of RN3rd class. He served aboard the Merchant Marine ship USS Alcoa Pegasus, participating in the following campaigns: Asiatic Pacific American Area, European Middle Eastern Victory and the Philippines Victory Liberation.
Following his honorable discharge on March 3, 1946, he attended McCook College, Doane College and the University of Denver, where he graduated in 1952 with a degree in Business Administration.
He was a sales representative for Gates Rubber Co.; Fram Oil Filters, Blackhawk Tools and Shatterproof Glass Corporation. He owned and operated a trailer court in Orlando, Fla. He was also a real estate agent and taught college classes in Florida and North Carolina.
Keith was united in marriage to Yvonne Faye Horne on May 3, 1963, in Whiteville, N.C., at the home of her parents, Easley (Stephens) Horne and Lonnie Horne.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Yvonne Majors; his parents Etta and William (Bill) Majors; Yvonne’s parents, Easley and Lonnie Horne; two sisters: Elmira and husband Orville Fielder and Viona Ahrens and husband Alfred Piva; brother William Majors; sister-in-law Emma Lou Horne; brother-in-law Roedell Walker, brother-in-law Waldo “Buddy” Horne, niece Joan Fielder, great niece Brittny Majors and great nephew Erich Ahrens.
Left to cherish his memory are two brothers: Don Majors and wife Bonnie of Wauneta, Neb., and James Majors and wife Joann of Rogersville, Mo., sister-in-law Ibbie Majors of North Platte, Neb., brother-in-law Rudy Horne of Columbia, S.C.; and sister-in-law Ezelle Walker of Whiteville, N.C., nieces and nephews: Bill, Bob and Bruce Majors, Charles Ahrens, Mick Majors, Deb Kunkel and Paula Majors, Nancy Crockett, Jimmie, Susan and Mark Majors, Greta Albritton, Jason Walker, Shane Horne, Rhonda Vitali, Weldon Horne, Rodney Horne, great nieces and nephews and a host of family and friends.
Memorials are suggested to the Wauneta Senior Center, Imperial Senior Center or the Imperial Lied Library.
Services were held Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, at Peacock’s Chapel with Rev. Stephen Bailey officiating.
Interment was in Peacock’s Columbus Memorial Park in Whiteville, N.C.
John 3:16: For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.
Peacock Funeral Home of Whiteville was in charge of arrangements.