Tail, William

William Cody Tail “Tasunke Obnajin”, 27, of Evergreen, S.D., passed away April 12, 2017, in Evergreen.

William Cody Tail, known by many as Cody, was born on January 8, 1990, in Pine Ridge, to Eli J. Tail, Jr. and Jackie (Elk Boy) Tail. William made his journey to the Spirit World on April 12, 2017, at his home in Evergreen.

William is survived by his six brothers, Eli Tail III, Ethan Tail, Lucas Tail, Julian Tail, Francis Red Feather and Emory Red Feather, all of Porcupine; six sisters, Elina Tail, Holly Tail, Molly Tail, Georgene Tail and Selena Tail, all of Porcupine, and Cherish Tail, Allen; paternal grandparents, Eli Tail, Sr. and Carolyn Tail, both of Porcupine; and numerous aunts and uncles. Cody was a fun loving, generous and kind uncle to his 19 nieces and nephews. 

William was preceded in death by his parents, Eli Tail, Jr. and Jackie Tail.

A two night wake service will begin at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, April 20, at the Porcupine School Gymnasium in Porcupine.

Funeral services will start at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, April 22, at the Porcupine School Gymnasium in Porcupine, with Mr. Eric Cross performing the traditional Lakota service.

Burial services will be held at the St. Alban’s Cemetery in Evergreen.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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