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Robert “Odie” Major

• Updated Feb 13, 2020 at 1:54 PM

JOHNSON CITY - Robert “Odie” Major, age 78, of Johnson City, TN went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at Dominion Senior Living.

Odie was a man of faith and an encourager. He was a great husband, dad, grandad, great-grandad, uncle, friend and mentor. He was always involved in his sons’ sports and activities. Odie had a great love for the game of golf and enjoyed spending his time on many golf courses.

Odie retired from SunTrust Bank after 30+ years of service having last served as Market President of Northeast TN. He was a board member for Choice Data. Odie previously served as chairman of the board for The Crumley House, United Way Campaign Chairman, and the President of Johnson City Chamber of Commerce. He was inducted into the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame in 2011. Odie had previously served on the board of the ETSU Foundation and on Carson Newman University for 6 years. He was also involved in his church, First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City and many other community activities. Odie was a member of the Johnson City Country Club.

Odie is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Hope Major, of 57 years. He is also survived by son, Michael & wife Lori, grandson Adam & wife Sara Grace, granddaughter Maddi, and son Gregory & wife Joy granddaughter Karrie & sons, brother Park Major & wife Debbie, sister and brother in law Anita & Don Rule, nieces Mynetta Ragsdale & husband Ron, Vanessa & husband Larry.

Service to be held on Saturday, February 15th at 2:00 at First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City. Receiving of friends will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to First Presbyterian Church of Johnson City or The Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center.

Memories and condolences may be shared via www.morrisbaker.com.

Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City is serving the Major family. (423) 282-1521

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