Joseph Manwell Martinez Sr. was born September 14, 1985, in Pine Ridge, S.D., and passed away on December 6, 2019, in Rapid City. Joseph, 34, of Rapid City, was raised in Wounded Knee, SD where he spent most of his childhood and learned to ride horse.
Joseph loved to laugh and joke with everyone. He also had the biggest, loving, and caring heart and he really loved and enjoyed taking care of his family, wife, and kids. He was a hard working man that was very heartwarming and comforting.
Joseph is survived by his mother, Annabelle Martinez of Pine Ridge, SD; wife, Timber (Hornbeck) Martinez of Rapid City, SD; children, Marquita Hornbeck, Joseph Martinez, Jr., Lilith Martinez, and Linus Martinez all of Rapid City, SD; brothers, William Clifford, Richard Clifford, and Maximus Martinez all of Pine Ridge, SD; sisters, Christina Clifford, Daisy Martinez, and Pashion Martinez all of Pine Ridge, SD; and numerous aunties, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Joseph was preceded in death by sisters, Christina Gay and Enita Clifford; grandfather, Seth Martinez; cousins, Leonard Martinez, Jr. and Darrell Martinez; mother-in-law, Carol Hornbeck.
Pallbearers will be King Martinez, Maximus Martinez, Alex Dillon, Cody Little Moon, Marshall Hornbeck,William Clifford, Seth Martinez, Tony Martinez, Cody Hornbeck, and Richard Clifford.
Honorary pallbearers will be Daisy Martinez & Family, Leonard Martinez & Family, Cindy Little Moon, Christy Little Moon & Family, Tara Little Moon & Family, Sharon Bad Bear & Family, Arie and Mike Spider, Myrna Kills Back & Family, Christina Clifford & Family, Lodi Hopkins & Family, Gary Rowland, Jr., Ellen Martinez & Family, Moby Martinez & Family, Flint Martinez & Family, Christen Janis, Jewel Eagleman, Misty Dillon & Family, Rico Brewer & Family, Christina Eagle Hawk & Family, Angel Lakota & Family, Teton Quiver, Loren Waters, Mike Danella, Garrett Waters, Misty Yellow Bull & Family, Ed Woods, William White Feather, Ethel Swallow, Darlene Bear Killer, Brad Red Cloud, Chauncey Brown, Marilynn Rodriguez, Jolynn Two Eagle, Jessie Pretty Hip & Family, Dennis Lone Elk & Family, Gary Crooked Eyes, Sandra Martinez, Lloyd Bianas & Family, Georgia & John Red Feather, and All Friends & Relatives.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 10:30 AM, Wednesday, December 18, 2019 at the Messiah Episcopal Church in Wounded Knee, SD with evening services at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 2:00 PM, Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Messiah EpiscopalChurch in Wounded Knee, SD
Officiating: The Rev. Harold Eagle Bull Burial Services: Messiah Episcopal Cemetery, Wounded Knee, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD