Eugene “Toka” Joseph Homer was born June 23, 1947, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Sophie Hannah Yellow Boy and Homer Homer, but was raised by Phoebe and Frank Black Feather. Eugene, 72, made his journey to the Spirit World on January 13, 2020, at the St. Vincent Healthcare Center in Billings, Mont.
Toka grew up in the Wolf Creek Community and loved playing basketball and horseshoes; his best shot was his hook shot with his crooked arm. Toka had a compassion for woodworking and made many beautiful pieces of furniture which he sold all over Montana. Toka worked as a maintenance man, custodian, carpenter, basketball and wrestling coach, math teacher, and as a mill worker. Toka had many accomplishments through his life, he graduated from the Police Academy, and finished grade school and high school from O.C.S.
Toka is survived by his wife of 40 years, Emma Rowland; children, Madonna, Anna, Ben, Ken, Tony, & Kevin Bordeaux, Kenny Horse, Ramon, Anastachio, and Armando Rosas, Concetta Kelley, Leland Homer, Ty Homer, and Koren Namoki; siblings, Betty Wounded Head, Jovana Wasicuna, Evan Fast Horse, Dora Good Plume, Antone Black Feather, Homer Homer, Jr., Fannae’ Homer Shields, Mary Homer, Antone Homer, Edgar Homer, LaVonna Homer, Barbara Homer, and Yoyo Theodora Yellow Boy; grandchildren, Candace (Nate) Goodluck, Monte (Stephanie) Haugen, Brian Contreaz, Hannah Kelley, Sophie Yellow Boy, Dymond & Kimmie Sue Homer, Alek, Farron, Navasta, Dennis, & Lehough Dennis, RaeAnn (Andy) Foote, Mirand Bement, Morris Bement, Jr., DaeTrell & ShaeTrell Kaline, Cole, Evan, Stone, Gaberiel, and Liam Rosas, Chevelle Horse, Rachel (CJ) Takes Horse, Kayla (Calvin) Medicine Horse, Trisha (Mike) Wall, Kyle (Rhea) Bordeaux, Arlin and Lane Bordeaux, Gayle Lee “Son” Kelley, Atoine and Atawna Bordeaux; 50+ great grandchildren; special great grandson, Ethan Goodluck; aunts, Mary and Erma Black Feather; uncles, Wilson Yellow Boy and Eugene Yellow Boy; and special nieces & nephews, Robert, Michael, Stacey, Peggy, & Conrad Yellow Boy.
Toka was preceded in death by his parents, Hannah Yellow Boy and Homer Homer; adopted parents, Frank & Phoebe Black Feather; sister, YoYo Thedora; sons, Kevin and Tony Bordeaux; grandson, Kevin Bordeaux II; aunts, Stella Rowland and Martha Black Feather; uncle, Joker Black Feather; and best friend, Morris Bement, Sr.
Pallbearers will be Kenny Horse, Ben Bordeaux, Jr Rosas, Ken Bordeaux, Monte Haugen, Ramon Rosas, Conrad Yellow Boy, Nathan Goodluck, and Harlan Yellow Boy.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 4:00 PM, Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Pine Ridge Middle School Gym in Pine Ridge, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 12:00 PM, Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Pine Ridge Middle School in Pine Ridge, SD.
Officiating: Pastor Colyn Condon
Burial Services: Wolf Creek Community Cemetery, Wolf Creek Community, Pine Ridge, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD