OBITUARY: David ‘Mickey’ Allen Majors Jr.


David Allen Majors, Jr., Mickey as he was known to all, passed away at Ascension St. Thomas West in Nashville, TN early the morning of September 14, 2022, after a very hard-fought battle with liver and kidney disease.

Mickey was born November 22, 1963, in Nashville, TN to David Allen Majors, Sr. and Willa Dean White Majors.

Mickey attended Overton High School in Nashville and graduated from Giles County High School in 1982.

Mickey is preceded in death by both parents.

He is survived by his best friend and companion, Dena Mashburn; three children, Bailey Majors (Vito Perna), Kodi Majors (Chelbie Gannon), and Kali Majors (Tyler Moseley); one grandchild, Jules Perna; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Mickey loved his family dearly and cherished the time he was able to spend with them.

Mickey loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved music, all genres. He was just as happy at the Opry as he was at a Metallica concert. He always found peace and happiness in music. During his last months, he spent much of his time in his man cave with his beagle Jack, listening to music.

Mickey loved motorcycles, getting his first at five years old. He and Dena spent a lot of time on the Harley riding with friends. Mickey raced drag bikes for many years and was the 2011 points champion at Music City Raceway (Union Hill). Sometimes it seemed as though he liked the social aspect of the track as much as actually racing.

As the son of a professional drag racer, he had always dreamed of being part of a professional team. He was able to see this dream come true when he and Dena went to work for an NHRA Top Fuel Dragster team; first with Lex Joon Racing and than with Leverich Racing. He found an extended family with NHRA and made many close friends through this connection. Even though he was not able to work this year, he has remained a part of the team through the love and support of the Leverich organization; as well as so many NHRA drivers and crew members.

Over the past few years, he has had the opportunity to travel more, finding a new appreciation for history and culture. He loved going to new places; finding unique things to see and do. He particularly liked Melbourne Beach, FL where he and Dena visited several times a year. He would say that all your problems seem small compared to the vastness of the ocean.

Letting someone you love go is so difficult and Mickey will be missed by many. We try to take comfort in the fact that, for the first time in many years, Mickey is out of pain. May you rest in peace and always know how much you are loved.

Many of Mickey’s friends have asked if they can donate to the funeral expenses in lieu of flowers; the family would greatly appreciate this gesture of sympathy. Donations can be made by speaking with any member of the funeral home staff or by calling 615-331-1952.


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