James Richard Sr


Funeral services for 65-year old James Richard Sr are Sunday, Feb 25, 2024 at 9:30 am at Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Mr Norbert Bell

Burial is at the Salway Family Cemetery in Allen, SD.

A one-night wake service starts Sat, Feb 24, at 11:00 at the Joyner Hall in Pine Ridge, SD.

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James Alfred Richard Sr was born on June 22, 1958 in Pine Ridge to Thomas Steven Richard and Emma Stella (Two Crow) Richard.  James made his journey to the Spirit World on Feb 14, 2024 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

James is survived by his children Justes Scott, Johnathon Richard and Alexander Richard both of Pine Ridge; Edna “Squeak” Richard and Dakota Richard both of Rapid City, SD; Kadell Richard of Pine Ridge; Brennan Cheyenne of Pukwana, SD; and Emma & Annie Richard both of Denver, CO; aunts MaryAnn (Larry) Meester of Mesquite, NV and Bertha Conroy of Batesland, SD; siblings Marvin (Jacky) Richard Sr and Bonnie Richard both of Pine Ridge and Wilma Richard of White Clay, NE; and numerous nieces, nephews, grandchildren, and relatives.

James was preceded in death by his parents Thomas & Emma (Two Crow) Richard; sons Dean Richard and James Richard Jr; daughters Jamie Richard and Jackie Richard; siblings Carma (Neal) Fullen, Sandra (Bryan Sr) Blue Bird, Kadell Richard, Dale N Richard, Douglas Richard, Ronnie Richard, and Byron Richard; cousins John Red Hawk and Wardell Red Hawk; nieces Brenda Blue Bird and Crystal Bell; nephews Lonnie T Richard, Marty Richards, and Colbert Richards; and grandchildren Blanche Bell and Dean Alexander Richard.

Pallbearers will be Leroy Jenkins, Sage Richard, Rich Red Hawk, Marvella Richard, Duane White Calf, Leonard Black Feather, Thad Richard, Darrel Spotted Elk Jr, Austin Richard, and Tom Red Hawk. 

Honorary pallbearers will be Leota Red Hawk, Jim & Peggy Cook, Eli Bald Eagle, Roberto & Juliana Munoz, Terri Returns, Clarence “Lucky” Returns, Bonnie Returns, Everett Fast Horse, Robert Two Crow, Debbie Morrisette & Family, John Caldwell, James Fast Horse, Eileen Grinnell, Toby & Carla Big Boy, Faith Richards & Family, Alice Sierra, Josephine, George, & Hoksila American Horse, Robert Red Shirt Sr, Dana Richards, Theresa Blue Bird, Carla Lisa Cheyenne, Warren, & Becky Shots, Travis Richard & Family, Connie Morgan-Richard, Anna Means, Trina Andrews, Melinda & Darrell Spotted Elk, Kathleen Bell-Petersen, Steven Richard, Sr., Rusty Richard, Robert Red Shirt Jr, Tim & Bertsy Eder, Jessica Red Shirt, Jolenta & Marie White Calf, Alex “Yamni” Bad Bear, Cisero Two Crow, Deann Two Crow, Paul, Bill, & Ted Siers, Alice & Jackie Siers, Norbert Bell, Alberta Cottier-Richards, Rose Cottier, Rona Richards, Thomas Fast Horse, Betty Watters, Louise Bell, Jeanette Black Elk & Family, and All Friends & Relatives.  

The family of James Richard Sr apologizes if we have missed anyone because we appreciate your prayers for us during this difficult time. 

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, South Dakota