Stacey “Sonny” Reed, Jr., 76, of Oglala, S.D., passed away May 5, 2017, in Pine Ridge.
Stacey “Sonny” Reed, Jr. was born on June 19, 1940, in Fort Duchesne, Utah to Stacy Reed, Sr. and Elsie May (Denver) Reed. Stacey lost his courageous four year fight against cancer on Friday, May 5, 2017, at the Pine Ridge I.H.S. Hospital in Pine Ridge.
Sonny is survived by his wife of 46 years, Vivian Reed, Oglala; sisters, Mary (Mike) Homma, Texas, Bea Harper, NM, Pauline Reed, Ariz., and Inga (Sam Hollenkemp, Ky.; brother, Wayne Reed, Utah; daughters, Deb Red Star and Ellen Fills Pipe, Oglala, and Edwina (Nick) Gibbons, Chadron, Neb.; sons, Rod Red Starr, Elko, Nev. and Lance Fills Pipe, Oglala; twelve grandchildren; a great-granddaughter, a great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, Stacey, Sr. and Elsie Reed; son, Stacey “Duke” Reed III; daughter, Sandra Reed; and numerous beloved brothers and sisters.
A two night wake service will begin at 3:00 p.m., Friday, May 12, at the Loneman School Gymnasium in Oglala.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, May 14, at the Loneman School Gym in Oglala, with Sister Barb Bogenschutz officiating and Mr. Richard Broken Nose performing the traditional Lakota service.
Burial services will be held at the Fills the Pipe-Reed Family Cemetery in Lakeside, Oglala.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.