Anthony “Tuffy” White Eyes


Funeral services for 54-year old Anthony “Tuffy” White Eyes are Friday, August 13, 2021 at 2:00 at the Porcupine Presbyterian Church in Porcupine, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mr Mike Little Boy

Burial is at the Bear Runner Family Cemetery in Porcupine

A one-night wake service starts at 4:30 PM, Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 4:30, also at the Porcupine Presbyterian Church in Porcupine

Anthony Francis “Tuffy” White Eyes  “Tokaheya Natan” was born on February 21, 1967 in Pine Ridge, SD to Floyd and Beldine (Bear Runner) White Eyes.  Anthony made his journey to the Spirit World on August 5, 2021 at home in Porcupine, SD.

Anthony is survived by his mother, Beldine (Bear Runner) White Eyes; daughters, Stella White Eyes, Antonia White Eyes, and Tashina Exendine; sons, Daniel White Eyes, Ryan White Eyes, Alex White Eyes, Corey Mesteth, and Robert Swimmer; siblings, Angie Standing Soldier, Claudine (Billie) Whirlwind Horse, and Darren Campbell; 9 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, & cousins.

Anthony was preceded in death by his father, Floyd White Eyes; sister, Stella E. White Eyes; nephew, Steven Hunter; cousin, Philip Sanchez-Reyes, granddaughter, Nevaeh Brings Plenty; maternal grandparents, Oscar and Grace (Rock) Bear Runner; and paternal grandparents, Robert White Eyes & Velma (Yellow Horse) Lame.

Pallbearers will be Tom Thunder Hawk, Angelo Horse, Dylan Ashley, Daniel White Eyes, Ryan White Eyes, Corey Mesteth, Robert Swimmer, and Chris Marshall.

Honorary pallbearers will be All Sundancers and Canupa Carriers, AIM Grassroots, AIM Tokala Okolakiciye, Rick & Ethlene Two Dogs, Warren Giago & Family, Gene Giago & Family, Zeno Little & Family, Uncle Stan Holder & Family, Vimber Long Wolf & Family, Tony Miller & Family, John Gibbons & Family, Alex Wounded Side, Philip Good Crow & Family, Wanda Rowland & Family, Noah Horse, Karen Lone Hill & Kim, Elizabeth Gibbons & Family, Russell White Eyes & Family, Rosemarie White Eyes & Family, Sandy White Eyes & Family, Jill Lame, Roger Dean Lame, Julian Brown Eyes, Donovan Brown Eyes, Pete Brown Eyes, Jr., Waylon & Helene Gaddie, Russchelle Quiver, Selma Johnson, Dusty LeBeaux, Beau LeBeaux, Jereome LeBeaux, Kate & Olowan Thunder Hawk & Family, All Bear Runner Families, Brings Plenty Family, and All Friends & Relatives.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD