COACHING LEGEND JOHNNY MAJORS PASSES AWAY

COACHING LEGEND JOHNNY MAJORS PASSES AWAY

Family, friends mourn loss of coach and teacher

KNOXVILLE, TENN., June 3, 2020 – John Terrill Majors passed away peacefully at his Knoxville home early this morning. He was 85 years old.

“It’s with a sad heart that we make this announcement,” said Mary Lynn Majors, his wife of 61 years. “John passed away this morning. He spent his last hours doing something he dearly loved: looking out over his cherished Tennessee River.”

Majors’ son, John Ireland Majors, recognizes that his father’s legacy extends well beyond the football field. “Dad’s passions and friendships were so diverse. He loved the symphony, travel, history and almost any type of museum.”  Mary Elizabeth Majors, his daughter, added, “my dad was a strong and determined person.  Our family will all try to live up to that legacy as we mourn his loss – and celebrate his life.”

A memorial service at St. John’s Cathedral will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributions to the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra or the charity of your choice.

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