Lester Cedric Major was born on August 16, 1963 in San Antonio, TX to the late Julius Major and Mary Major. After a relatively short fight with cancer, Lester departed from our physical world on Saturday, May 28, 2022 surrounded by family. He was 58 years young.
The youngest of five children, Lester shadowed his dad and learned about construction, mechanics, and electronics. He became a natural at repairing and installing anything from car radios to security systems, and was generously eager to assist friends and family with difficult fixes that came easy to him.
Lester was reared on the Eastside of San Antonio with his early start at Gates Elementary School. His junior and senior high school years were spent at East Central where his mother was an educator, and in his home district at Jeff Davis Middle School. A graduate of Sam Houston High School Class of 1981, Lester loved being a Cherokee (now Hurricanes) and attending reunion events.
Lester studied Pre-Engineering at St. Phillips College in San Antonio, and graduated in 1983 from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) in San Marcos, TX. There he majored in Computer Science. While at SWT he expanded his brotherhood family and became a member of the Xi Delta chapter of Omega Psi Phi. He pledged many Q’s and remained enthusiastically committed to his beloved fraternity until the end. He is now on the roll of eternal Omega chapter.
His 1983 union with Cheryl Broussard of Lake Charles, LA bore him one son, Myles Christian in 1985. His only grandson, Jacob “Jake” Ethan, was born in 2009.
Lester enlisted into the United States Navy as an IC3 technician, where he served from 1983 to 1989. During his service years he lived in San Diego. His genuine techie skills were utilized working on submarines, and legend has it that he repaired an irreparable gyroscope that had left them stranded in the ocean. Lester even carried his music passion to sea by establishing a jazz radio station on his underwater base.
After retirement Lester became employed at The University of Texas San Antonio Health Science Center where he diligently worked as a Network Technician for over fifteen years. He began new work at Securus Technologies where he serviced computer and telecommunication systems at various correctional facilities. In the midst of the COVID pandemic in 2020, he was happy to work remotely and thrilled to move back to his beloved Eastside.
Lester was a polymath with a love for outdoor adventures, music and positive vibes. In his spare time, glamping (camping in comfort and style) was his muse. Lester’s joys encompassed tubing down the Guadalupe River, socializing with his frat brothers, spending quality time with his son or grandson, attending family gatherings, grilling with a craft beer or cigar in hand, and relaxing to his vast and diverse music collection. Ingenuitive, intelligent, and insouciant, Lester was a humble genius full of encyclopedic knowledge of history, politics, and culture.
Lester is survived by his only son Myles Major; his grandson Jacob Major; his big brothers Julius Major Jr., Albert Major, Thomas Major, Charles Major; and sisters Eunice Major and Janice Major Ekunwe; as well as a diverse host of family, friends, Cherokee alumni, Navy comrades, and his beloved Omega fraternity brothers. His wit, zest for life and unforgettable laugh will live on forever in our hearts.
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