James McDonald Majors, 88, of Roachdale, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013.
He was born Dec. 24, 1924 in Warren County, Ky., to James Hershel Majors and Ora Frances Tinsley Majors.
Mr. Majors attended Parkersburg Christian Church and retired from Union Carbide after 25 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers, Lou Majors, Clarence Majors, Homer Majors, Howard Majors, Fred Majors and Lawson Majors; a grandson, Bobby M. Majors Jr.; and two great-grandchildren, Isabella Grace Majors and Kerian Flannigan.
Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Pauline V. Swaim Majors; children Bill "Larry" Majors and wife Bonnie of Roachdale, Bobby Majors and wife Sandy of Petersburg, Paulette Thornburg of Franklin, Sandy Majors of Bainbridge, Mike Majors and wife Brenda of Roachdale, Debbie Pullen of Roachdale, Steve Majors and wife Tamara of New Castle, Lynn Minter and husband Jerry of Roachdale, and Robin Dawson and husband John of Roachdale; 25 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 at Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home, Greencastle, with Pastor Rich Fuller officiating.
The family will receive friends from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Jim was an avid woodworker. He built two homes that he and his wife lived in, and each child has a piece of furniture that Jim hand-crafted. Some of the unique pieces of furniture that he made were full-scale log dollhouses and Thomas the Train tables.
He enjoyed NASCAR, especially Jimmy Johnson; gardening, darts and playing cards. He taught each of his children how to play cards, and really enjoyed playing Pinochle. He enjoyed Westerns, especially with John Wayne.
The most important part of Jim's life was spending time with his family.
Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.Hopkins-Rector.com.