Funeral services for 37-year old Troy Benton Richards are Monday, July 13, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Lisa Brave Heart residence 7 miles North of Porcupine, SD, with Mr Emerson Spider Jr officiating.
Burial Services will be at the Native American Church Cemetery, Porcupine, SD
A one-night wake service starts Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 3:00 PM, also at the Lisa Brave Heart residence
Troy Benton Richards “Pahkeska Hoksila” was born on January 22, 1983 in Pine Ridge, SD to Ronald Richards, Sr. and Denise (Black Feather) Richards. Troy made his journey to the Spirit World on July 7, 2020 at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, SD.
Troy is survived by his parents, Ron Richards, Sr. and Denise (Black Feather) Richards; siblings, Aloysius (Brionne Hopkins) Richards, Wiconi Long Soldier, Heather Richards, Veronica (Emily) Richards, Destiny Richards, Ronald Richards, Jr., and Braxton Richards; children, Rhiannon Richards, Kaitlyn Richards, and Terell Weston; and numerous nieces & nephews.
Troy was preceded in death by his son, Jerrell Richards; uncle, Austin Richards; and grandparents, William & Geneva Richards, Virginia Kills Crow Indian, Earl Black Feather, Larry Kills Crow Indian, Aloysius Kills Crow Indian, Val Kills Crow Indian, Glenn Kills Crow Indian, and Helen Kills Crow Indian.
Pallbearers will be Jackson Mesteth, RJ Richards, Al Richards, Julian High Hawk, Larry Two Bulls, Steve Ross, Alfredo Contreras, Jr., Frank Ghost, Terell Weston, and BJ Rouillard, Sr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Men’s Fast Pitch Softball Players-Porcupine Redman, Rockyford Royals, Crazy Horse Dream Team, and Post 22; Emerson Spider, Sr., Jane Red Owl & Family, Ryan Ross, Travis Mesteth, Michael Mesteth, Cash Pourier, Justin Tobacco, Sr., Jeremy Cottier, Wanda Richards & Family, Blanche Richards & Family, Holly Richards, Connie & Bryan White Crane & Family, Janice Richards & Family, Faith Richards & Family, Lisa Brave Heart & Larry Two Bulls & Family, and All Friends & Relatives.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD