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Dennis Major

veteranOct 20th, 1952 - Dec 30th, 2023

Funeral:  1 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home

Visitation:  6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday evening at the funeral home

Interment:  Elmwood Cemetery


     Dennis R. Major I, age 71, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Saturday evening, December 30, 2023, at his home.

     Dennis was born October 20, 1952, in Linton, Indiana, to Earl Lewis and Dorothy Joanne (McDaniel) Major.  He was united in marriage to Edna L. (Metz) Major on November 20, 1987, and together they have shared 36 wedding anniversaries.

     Dennis served in the United States Army from 1970 – 1975, spending time at Fort Hood, Texas.  He worked at many area factories, including North American Lighting, Sparton Manufacturing, Silgan, and KSH. He was a member of Flora American Legion Post 14 and the Flora VFW #3999.  He loved the outdoors, spending time fishing, hunting, and playing golf.  He could often be found working in his yard mowing or picking up sticks.  Dennis was a loving grandfather and enjoyed watching his grandkids play.  His philosophy was to do what made you happy every day, because if it makes you happy, the ones who love you will also be happy.

     Dennis is survived by his wife: Edna Major of Flora; children Melissa (Jeremy) Longest Clayton of Bloomfield Indiana, Travis Eugene (Dana) Major of Jasper, Indiana, Eric Jason (Rhonda) Major of Waterloo, Tricia Kay (Jonah) Burkett of Rinard, Dennis Ray II (Karen) Major of Beaumont, Texas, and Seth Adam Major of Flora; 14 grandchildren: Justice Clayton, Tamera Clayton, Angel Clayton, Samantha Jo Marie Major, Shayln Major, Charli Major, Tyler Major, Ashlynn Burkett, Annabelle Burkett, Baylee Burkett, Makayla Burkett, Hunter Burkett, Phoenix Major, and Creed Major; 7 great-grandchildren; brother: Terrance (Terry) Major (Diana Strutton) of Flora; sisters-in-law: Jean Aceves of Rinard, Donna (Chris) Leigh of Vincennes Indiana, Kathy (Richard) Valenzuela of Wheatland Indiana, and Sara (Chris) Wright of Rinard; brother-in-law: Robert Metz of Rinard; countless nieces and nephews; and an enormous amount of friends all over Illinois and Indiana who will miss him greatly.

     He was preceded in death by his parents and grandmother: Pearl McDaniel; sister: Carolyn Kay Litton; and mother-in-law: Carole Ann Metz.

     A funeral ceremony will be held beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, January 7, 2024, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora, with the presentation of military funeral honors.  A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Saturday evening at the funeral home.  Memorial donations are suggested to the family to assist with expenses, and these will be accepted through the funeral home.  To share a condolence or memory, visit:


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Elmer Clark and Family

December 31st

Denny you have been Family to me ever since I met you. I will miss all the great memories we made, but will never forget you. I will forever be grateful for bringing your family back to Illinois so that I could be reunited with my best friend who has become my brother for life. Thank you Denny, love you & make sure to hit'em straight down the fairway.

Rhesa Eckelberry

December 31st

So sorry for your loss

Robin & Sharla Todd

December 31st

Sharla and I are very sorry to hear of Denny’S passing we both enjoyed our conversations and time spent with him at the Golf Course. Our sympathy is extended to Edna and the entire family.

Sue Russell

December 31st

So sorry for you loss

Cheryl Moore

December 31st

So sorry for your loss Edna & family. Praying you take comfort knowing he's with God & that you feel the Lord close to you giving you strength, comfort, & peace. πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

Mary Reynolds

December 31st

My condolences to the family πŸ™

Delberta Bowen

January 1st

Prayers of comfort.

Peggy Shroyer Leigh

January 2nd

I'm so so sorry for your loss. Comforting prayers to you all

Steve and Gayla Karns

January 2nd

Edna we are so sorry for your loss sign Gayla and Steve Karns we love you

Patricia Santos

January 4th

So sorry for your loss he will be missed by many prayers for Travis major and family love Patricia Santos and family

Lisa Morkin Davis

January 4th

I am so sorry about the loss of your husband Edna. Praying for you and your family

David Lewis

January 6th

Hello Edna and family. I am so sorry to hear about Dennis. He has so many friends. You all have my sincere sympathy and friendship. With love, Cousin David Lewis

Patricia Clark, Jeff and Barb Coleman

January 6th

We are so sorry for your loss! We have all of your family in our thoughts and prayers!

Norma Clarner

January 7th

So sorry for Dennis loss he will be missed by many of you

Terry Igert

January 12th

We are very sorry for your loss!! You will be on our prayers!!!



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