Chief Rufus Joseph Davis Jr.


Chief Rufus Joseph Davis Jr.
Chief Rufus Joseph Davis Jr. passed away Oct. 25, 2022, in Houston, Texas.
Those who have gone before him are his parents, Claudia Niette Davis and Chief Rufus Joseph Davis Sr.; and his son, Darren Jay Davis.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann Davis; sons, John Mark Davis and Gregory Delane Davis; daughter, Tina Nicole Davis-Roberts; brother, Ralph and wife Rose Davis; sisters, Elaine Bryant, Evy Davis LaBorde and husband Mike, and Jo Ann Martin and husband Jason; grandchildren, Jessica Lynn Davis, Aaron James Davis, Taylor Delane Davis, Ivy Gayle Roberts, Michael Paul Roberts and Coalter Jackson Davis; and two great-grandchildren.
Chief Davis was the owner of Chief Solutions, Inc. in Houston and was Chief of the Adai Caddo Indian Tribe. Chief was a successful entrepreneur, respected by cities across the country, his peers and his competitors. He’s won countless awards for his entrepreneurial accomplishments and community efforts and was admired by everyone who knew him.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Rufus was at The Minor Basilica of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Monday, Oct. 31 at 11 a.m. before laying him to rest at St. Anne’s Cemetery in Robeline.
Those honored to serve as pallbearers were John Mark Davis, Gregory DeLane Davis, Aaron James Davis, Michael Paul Roberts Jr., Coalter Jackson Davis and Ralph Davis.
Honorary pallbearers were Jimmy Davis, Aaron Stewart, Tauo Leyua, Hunter Leyua, Phillip Niette, Jim Johnson, Howard Rosales and the members of the Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma, Phil Cross, Derrick Edmunds, Damon Edmunds, Michael Edmunds, Michael Meeks and Michael Meeks II.