10/28/2017 - James Corbett Chief
Funeral services for James Corbett Chief “Tokea Mani” (Walks First), age 49, will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Wolf Creek School Gymnasium with Marei Kingi officiating.
Burial will be at the Chief Family Cemetery in Pine Ridge, SD.
A one-night wake service will begin at 2:00 PM on Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Wolf Creek School Gymnasium.
James was a veteran in the U.S. Navy.
James was born on November 15, 1967 in Rushville, NE to Roy Chief and Josephine (Spotted Bear) Chief. He passed away on October 21, 2017 at his home near Pine Ridge, SD.
James is survived by wife Patricia Chief of Pine Ridge, SD; son James “Baby Jim” Chief Jr. of Kyle, SD; daughters Tashawni Chief and Cheryl Chief of Pine Ridge, SD; hunka sisters Denise Evans and Gayla Spotted Bear of Pine Ridge, SD and Brenda Mesteth of Wolf Creek, SD; hunka brothers Marei Kingi of Pine Ridge, SD, Dr. Doug Lasaur of Hot Springs, SD, and Robert Deckert of Denby, SD; brothers-in-law Waylon and Derek LaMont of Pine Ridge, SD; sisters-in-law Stephanie Raygoza, Jamie Rodriguez, Tiffany Walking Eagle, Latonna LaMont, and Destiny Janis, all of Pine Ridge, SD; cousin Bonnie Holy Rock of Wolf Creek, SD; and niece Dawn Holguin of Wolf Creek, SD.
James was preceded in death by parents Roy and Josephine Chief; sister Cherylanne Chief; grandparents James and Myrtle Chief; aunt and uncle Johnson and Amelia Holy Rock.
Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD is in charge of arrangements for James Corbett Chief “Tokea Mani” (Walks First).
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