Robert Watters Jr


Funeral services for 32-year old Robert Watters Jr are Thurs, March 30, 2023 at 10:00 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD, with traditional Lakota services by Ricky Grey Grass

Burial is at Holy Cross Episcopal Cemetery in Pine Ridge

A one-night wake service starts Wed, March 29, at 3:00 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pine Ridge, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.

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Robert Lee Watters Jr was born on Sept 27, 1990 in Pine Ridge to Robert Lee Watters Sr and Eileen Rose Janis.  Robert made his journey to the Spirit World on March 17, 2023 at his home in Pine Ridge, SD.

Robert is survived by his daughter Aubree Cottier; hunka daughter Emerald Bird Necklace; brothers Adam James Watters, Darrell Watters, John Watters, Eric Shaka Sampson Jr, and Quincy Means; sister Rebecca Watters; hunka sisters Alicia and Amelia Red Fish and numerous other hunka brothers and sisters; aunts Veronica, Emerald, Francine, Cora, and Terri Janis, Patty (Leo) Eagle Bull, Cecelia “Lulu” LaPointe, Wanda Donovan, Yvonne “Tiny” (Lee) DeCory, grandmother, Ann (Tom) Shangreau-Conroy; and many other aunts; uncles Larry Watters, Patrick (Angie), and Ival (Simone) Jr Janis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Robert was preceded in death by his parents Eileen Janis and Robert Watters Sr; maternal grandparents Ival “Spot” Janis and Geraldine (High Wolf) Janis; paternal grandparents James and Bernice (Shangreau) Watters;  uncles Leon “Chuckles” Janis, James Watters, Thomas Watters and Frances “Chubbs” Thunder Hawk; great-grandparents Francis Janis and Cora Bird Necklace, Leta Goings and Raymond High Wolf Sr, John & Grace Watters, and Martin & Louise Shangreau.

Pallbearers will be Robert Lawrence, Darrin Yellow Boy, Sam Yellow Boy, Emmanuel “Bull” Black Bear, Julee Richards, Terry Richards, Dustin Eagle Bull, John Eagle Bull, Adonis Saltes, Teton Satles, and Will Blacksmith.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD