Samuel James Martin III, 53, of Edgemont, S.D., passed away May 14, 2020, in Edgemont.
Samuel James Martin III was born on December 3, 1966 to Samuel J. Martin, Jr. and LaVonne E. Little. Samuel III made his journey to the Spirit World on May 11, 2020, in Edgemont.
Samuel III is survived by his special friend, Kevin Melvin; hunka daughters, Jacinda Long Visitor and Gabby Long Visitor; hunka son, Geoffrey Black Feather; sisters, Judy (Don) Martin-Hillman, Jolene (Pat) Two Bulls, Patty Gore, Gloria (Ben) Scabby Face, Katrina Young, Jenny Martin, and Sherrie Martin; brothers, Robert “Chop” Martin, Nathan “Bear” Martin, and Shawn Little; step siblings, Reno Red Cloud, Charlotte Red Cloud, and Marilyn Red Cloud; uncles, Ernie (Elizabeth) Little, Mike Little, Paul Little, Mike Tyon, Dave Martin, Manual Martin, and Tony (Sharon) Martin; and aunts, Mary Martin, Helena Little, Carmel Vegas, and Lema Martin.
Samuel III was preceded in death by his parents, LaVonne E. Little and Samuel Martin, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Emiy Nelson and Sam Martin, Sr.; maternal grandparents, Wallace Little, Sr. and Mildred Cuny Little; brother, Ron Martin; and sister, Suzy Martin.
Visitation services were held from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 18, at the Little Family Cemetery on Little Flat near Oglala.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m., Monday, May 18, at the Little Family Cemetery, with Sister Barb Bogenschutz officiating.
Burial services were held at the Little Family Cemetery, Oglala.
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.