FRIENDSWOOD, Texas -- Billie Ray Majors, 77, formerly of East Prairie, Mo., died May 2, 2012.
Born Dec. 8, 1934, in East Prairie, son of the late Robert and Alma Majors, he lived many years in the Houston and Friendswood area. He served for eight years in communications in the U.S. Navy and received two Good Conduct Medals and a Bronze Star. After the Navy, he attended college and became a railroad engineer and assisted in building railroads all over the U.S., after which he purchased his own railroad company and established International Carpet Cleaners Inc. He also became a real estate agent for Century 21 Key and was named top selling agent several times. He attended Sagemont Church for many years and was a member of the Faith Friends Sunday school class.
His wife, Mary Majors, survives.
Other survivors include: one daughter, Sandra Meyers; son, Allan Majors; two stepdaughters, Linda Lakenes and Cecilia Lowery; two stepsons, Greg Shiver and Steve Shiver; two brothers, Rick Majors and Larry Wayne Majors; and seven grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, one great-grandchild and two great-stepgrandchildren.
Services were conducted today at Niday Funeral Home's Beamer Chapel in Houston.
Burial with military honors followed at Houston National Cemetery.
Online condolences may be sent at www.nidayfunerals.com.