Obituary for Joe Davis Jr.

Joseph Dudley Davis, Jr., 76, of Heavener was born Nov. 7, 1942 in Tulsa to Joe Dudley, Sr. and Elizabeth Lee (Rowland) Davis and passed away Jan. 27, 2019 in Heavener.

Memorial service is Saturday at 10 a.m. at Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home Chapel in Heavener. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Joe grew up in Ardmore and attended the University of Oklahoma. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta, after which he served in the United States Coast Guard for six years, stationed in Iceland.  He was then employed by Transwestern Video in Fort Smith, Arkansas as their vice president and manager of construction for 20 years.  He resided in Kaneohe, Hawaii for a number of years before returning home to Heavener and Poteau area. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Poteau and Fort Smith and loved being a part of AA.  Joe was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a member of the Life Outreach International.  

He is survived by one son Joseph D. Davis, III and wife Denise of Booneville, Arkansas; one sister, Susan Coffee, of Phoenix, Arizona; one brother William H. “Bill” Davis and wife Cindy of Tulsa; his dog, Pretty Boy; two grandchildren Phillip and John Williamson; six nieces and nephews; and several other loved ones and host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his life-partner, Debbie Perkins.

To sign Mr. Davis’ online guestbook please visit

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