William Stephen Majors – Shawnee News-Star

William Stephen Majors was born in Pineville, Arkansas on November 3, 1938. Bill passed away on December 10, 2022 attended by a loving family. He was raised on the family farm in Garber, Oklahoma by his loving parents, Audrey Skidmore Pfrimmer and Raymond Pfrimmer. Bill graduated from Garber High School in 1956 and ventured to Chula Vista, California to work at Rohr Aircraft.

He then returned to Oklahoma where he met the love of his life, Rosalie Ann Kemper. They were married at First Presbyterian Church in Ponca City on February 11, 1961, where they were active members for more than 60 years. Bill served as a deacon and elder and especially enjoyed helping out at Vacation Bible School.

Bill began his 40-year career at Conoco’s Ponca City refinery in 1961 working in the coke unit as a coke knocker. He enjoyed farming and ranching and took pride in raising Black Angus bulls.

Bill always worked various part-time jobs to make sure his family had everything they needed and almost everything they wanted. One of his side jobs was owning the Tastee Freeze in West Highland for several years.

Bill was a “people person” to say the least. He had many friends and never missed the opportunity to meet new acquaintances. The beef industry, especially the FFA and 4-H youth programs, brought him the most joy. He loved the lasting friendships made with young people and their families across the country at stock shows, fairs and association events. He was a member of the Kay County Cattlemen’s Association, the Oklahoma Angus Association, and the Oklahoma Kansas Texas (OKT) Cattlemen’s Association, where he served as Past President of each of these organizations. He was also a dedicated volunteer at the Oklahoma State Fair, where he was known as the Mayor of AGtropolis.

He was predeceased by his parents, Audrey & Raymond Pfrimmer, mother and stepfather, Mildred and William Kemper, sister and brother-in-law, Dona Rae and Rex Thralls, brother-in-law, Sidney Yost, sister-in-law, Linda Kemper, and nephew and niece, Michael and Donna Sue Thralls.

Those who cherish his memory are his wife, Rosalie Ann Majors of 61, his sister, Cindy Pfrimmer Yost, his sister-in-law, Nancy Kemper Best and her husband Randy, and his brother-in-law, John Kemper, his daughters, Audrey Marie Seeliger and husband Keith, and Carey Sue Vega and husband Ricardo, grandsons, Dodge Majors Nichols and wife Allie, William John Vega, Cador Lee Seeliger and wife Kora, Larry Dean Seeliger and wife Melissa, Lawrence Alfred Seeliger and his wife Leslee, Carl Adolph Seeliger and his wife Katherine, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and an abundance of lifelong friends in cafes across the country.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 17eat 1:00 p.m. at Epworth Villa in the Brill Chapel located at 14901 N. Pennsylvania Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 with a reception to follow.

A private family burial will be held at Polo Cemetery in Billings, Oklahoma.

Donations may be made in Bill’s honor to the Tecumseh FFA Chapter, 901 N. 13e Tecumseh, OK 74873 or any FFA chapter of your choice, or at Epworth at Home Hospice, 14901 N. Pennsylvania Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73134.


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