Dr. Joe Charles Majors, Jr., passed from this life into the next, on April 14.  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, 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 40 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 50 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 the Rev. 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 five great-grandchildren.

Funeral service celebrating his life was held Friday, April 17, at A&M United Methodist Church, College Station.  Cremation services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral Home and Crematory.