Adelbert Tail

Adelbert Irving Tail, Jr. was born on April 11, 1952 in Porcupine, SD to Delbert Tail, Sr. and Ella Beautiful Bald Eagle. Adelbert made his journey to the Spirit World on June 21, 2022 at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge, SD.

Adelbert is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Rowland; daughters, Kimberly Adams and Thelma Tail; son, Royal Leftwich; son, David (Kelly Hosie) Leftwich; brothers, Elvis M. Tail and Francis “Sonny” Richards; sisters, Martha (Andre Janis) L. Protector, Priscilla A. Tail, Ella M. (David) Tail-Lays Bad, Mary F. Tail, Crystal A. Tail, and Lula Jones; aunt, Georgia Tail; uncle, Eli (Carolyn) Tail; stepmother, Dorothy R. Protector-Tail; grandson, Tayamni Leftwich; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Adelbert was preceded in death by his father, Delbert Tail, Sr.; mother, Ella Beautiful Bald Eagle; grandfather, Jackson Tail; grandmother, Helen Young Bear; sisters, Gertrude Tail, Jackie Tail, and Adele Tail; cousins, Jeff Tail, Matt Mesteth, Tyrone Mesteth, Dean Andrews, Melvin Featherman, Mona Mesteth, and Darmalee Tail; and adopted brother, Everette Sanchez.

Pallbearers will be Adrian “Shup” Yellow Boy, Donnie Mesteth, Andre Janis, Xavier Leftwich, Avery Oftedal, Chad New Holy, Jackson Mesteth, Roman Leftwich, Travis Mesteth, and BJ Blue Bird.

Honorary pallbearers will be Royal, Tylor, & Manuella Leftwich, Destiny & Evangeline Tail, Vance, Mila, Devyn & Kimberly Adams, David Leftwich & Family, Lance Leftwich & Family, Alfred Leftwich & Family, David American Horse, Mark Ten Fingers, Mike Weasel Bear, Rosco Todd, Elvis Tail, Rodney White Bear Claws, Leah White Bear Claws, Joe White Bear Claws, Margie White Bear Claws & Family, Adrian Yellow Boy, JoAnn Sierra & Family, Bonita Andrews & Family, Eva Mesteth & Family, Karen Red Elk & Family, Gloria Tail & Family, Erna Shepard & Family, Genevieve Chase In Sight & Family, Velma & Lynette Kills Back & Families, Betty Brave Heart & Family, Beverly Haught-House & Family, Emma Homer & Family, Karen, Earl, Jr., & Angel Tail, Jackie Oakie & Family, Rowland Family, Leftwich Family, Little Hawk Family, Tail Family, Brave Heart Family, Beautiful Bald Eagle Family, Porcupine Community Past and Present, Post 294, Post 281, All American Legion Posts, All Veterans at the Veterans Home, All Vietnam Veterans, and All Friends & Relatives.

Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Father Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD
Funeral Services: 1:00 PM, Thursday, June 30, 2022 at the Father Pauly Hall in Porcupine, SD
Officiating: Pastor David Lays Bad
Traditional Lakota Services: David Swallow
Burial Services: Wolf Creek Community Cemetery, Wolf Creek Community, SD

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD