Joseph W Majors, 78, of Defiance passed away on November 20, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family.
He was born on September 23, 1942 to Carl and Flossie (Wise) Major in Akron, Ohio. Joseph worked as a Skilled tradesman for GM Foundry in Defiance. On April 23, 1962, he married Nancy Back who preceded him in death on July 8, 2009. On December 24, 2013, he married Barbara Clark who survives in Sharon, Vermont.
Joe served his country in the Navy and the Army Reserves. He was a member of the First Church of God and previously ran the Children's Church. He was also active in nursing home ministries at The Laurels of Defiance and Brookview Healthcare Center for many years.
Joseph is survived by his wife, Barbara Majors of Sharon, Vermont; sons, Joseph W (Andrea) Majors, Jr. of Elyria, OH and Marcus S Majors, Toledo, Ohio; his daughters, Mechelle (Dave Biddle) Craig, Wauseon, Ohio and Lori (Tim) Stanley of Sylvania, Ohio. He leaves behind eleven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Also surviving is his sister, Gladys LeBarre of Robertsdale, Alabama and his brother, Raymond (Kay) Majors of Pompano Beach, Florida.
He was preceded in death his parents and first wife, Nancy Louise Majors.
Visitation will be held on Monday, November 23 from 10:00 am to 12 noon at the Schaffer Funeral Home South, Lawson-Roessner Chapel, 1753 S. Clinton St, Defiance, Ohio. Funeral Service will follow at noon with Pastor Larry Kennedy officiating. By the order from the Governor, a mask and social distancing are required to enter the funeral home.
Burial will take place in the Riverview Memory Gardens following services with Military Honors conducted by VFW Post #3360.
Memorials are suggested to the Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice.
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