James Wilson III


Memorial services for 88-year old James John “Dr Jim” Wilson III will be held at a later date once the COVID19 restrictions are lifted for everyone’s personal safety.

Dr Jim was a veteran of the U-S Navy

James John Wilson III “Akicita Cikala” was born on October 23, 1931 in Pine Ridge, SD to James J. Wilson II and Julia Claire (Janis) Wilson. James III made his journey to the Spirit World on April 5, 2020 at the Home Plus Hospice in Rapid City, SD.

James is survived by his daughters, Estherlyn “Lyn” J. Wilson and Madonna “Donna” Whipple-Wilson both of Rapid City, SD; son, Thomas “Tom” T. Wilson of Pine Ridge, SD; 20 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

James was preceded in death by his parents, Julia C. (Janis) Wilson and James J. Wilson II; his first wife and mother of all his children, Florence E. (Whipple) Wilson; second wife, Clarice (Clarkson) Wilson; children, James J. Wilson IV, Charles C. Wilson, and Edna G.I. Wilson; siblings, George F. Wilson, Lester Wilson, Woodrow “Bud” Wilson, Richard “Dick” Wilson(2 Time Tribal Chairman), Lyle Wilson, and Edna (Wilson) Shangreaux; grandchildren, Kateri Wilson, Cassandra Pine, Christina Lone Elk, and Andrea Cortier.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD