RUFUS LEE LINDSEY, JR. was born on November 10, 1974, the youngest of five children to the late Mr. Rufus Lee Lindsey, Sr. and Mrs. Martha Holiday Lindsey in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. On the afternoon of Wednesday, February 22, 2023 the Lord in His infinite wisdom called Rufus, Jr. from labor to reward at the age of 48.
At an early age he accepted Christ and attended the Bushy Pond Baptist Church in Norway, South Carolina. He was a 1993 graduate of Hunter Kinard Tyler High School. He grew a passion for trucking. He worked diligently toward fulfilling his passion and gained his Commercial Drivers License (CDL). Over the span of more than twenty-five years he was dedicated to many trucking companies to include Baird Transport, Liquid Box Trucking and Pierside Intermodal. He even accomplished possessing his own trucking company. He worked diligently until his health weakened.
Known and loved by all, BIGG DOGG as he was affectionately called will be remembered for his infectious personality, stern yet gentle ways, and above all the aforementioned attributes that distinguished him he was most esteemed as a FATHER, SON, BROTHER, UNCLE AND AS A FRIEND TO ALL. He was definitely a family man. He enjoyed every aspect of being a father. He went to great lengths to ensure that his son, Javion was loved and cared for. He loved spending time with him. They went fishing, shared special outings, and most especially playing their favorite video game together, Naurto.
He treasured spending time with his loving mother who continued to spoil him even as an adult. He held tight to the loving and dear relationships he had with each of his siblings. He upheld himself as the world’s greatest uncle, cousin and an amazing friend. He was also a practical joker. Being around Rufus would mean endless hours of laughs, healthy debates and great memories. He was gratified with his cooking abilities and often shared his famous ribs, chicken and other dishes with his family members. He was an avid lover of music and even became a disc jockey. His infectious personality made it easy for him to naturally connect with everyone he encountered. He was a giant of a person and was known to help anyone he could whether it was reciprocated or not.
He was welcomed to his heavenly home by his Father, Rufus Lindsey, Sr.; uncles, Stevie Williams, Lonnie H0liday, Morris Holiday, William Holiday, Jr., and Darsee Rowe; aunts, Jessie Mae McQueen, Elouise Rowe, Alberta Holiday, and Sarah Holiday and many friends that he held dear to his heart.
Rufus is survived by his son that he dedicated his life to, Javion Lindsey of Denmark, South Carolina; loving mother, Martha Lindsey of Neeses, South Carolina; dedicated and supportive brother, Pastor James E. (Sybrenda) Holiday of Williston, South Carolina; devoted sisters, Ruby Lindsey Grant (Stevie Ansley) of Jacksonville, Florida; Diane (Larry) Bloome of North, South Carolina and Jeanette (Anthony, Sr.) Franklin of Norway, South Carolina; loving step-daughter, Dr. Betty Wilson of Columbia, South Carolina; step-son, Jason Wilson of Florence, South Carolina; aunts, Caroline Williams and Alma Lois Holiday both of Norway, South Carolina; uncle, William Bennett of Chesterfield, South Carolina; Goddaughter, Justine Grant; twelve amazing nephews and nieces; thirteen great nieces and nephews; special friends, Dexter Huggins, Brad Goodwin, John Fenell, Christopher Tyler, Kevin Holiday and a host of cousins, and friends.
This Driver’s next exit is HEAVEN, we’ll all travel the same road he did but the greatest moment of it all will be when we meet him again! For now, OVER AND OUT Driver. Your shift is over, you have earned your rest!
We invite you to share in a thought of remembrance or expression of sympathy, to console and comfort this bereaved family. The family will receive friends at the residence of his mother, Mrs. Martha H. Lindsey, 247 Baxter Circle, Neeses, South Carolina.
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