Vincent “Chepa” Paul Black Feather, Jr.

Vincent “Chepa” Paul Black Feather, Jr. “Tatanka,” 46, of Rapid City, S.D., passed away June 6, 2020, in Rapid City.

Vincent “Chepa” Paul Black Feather, Jr. was born on September 5, 1973, in Pine Ridge, to Vincent Black Feather, Sr. and Shirley Eagle Hawk. Vincent, Jr. made his journey to the Spirit World on June 5, 2020, at the Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City.

Vincent, Jr. is survived by his father, Vincent Black Feather, Sr.; brothers, Virgil Black Feather and Virone “Ducky” Black Feather; sisters, Shary Lynn Black Feather, Marianne Black Feather, Troylynn Black Feather, and Melinda Black Feather. 

Vincent, Jr. was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Eagle Hawk-Bell; brothers, Dusty Black Feather, Melvin Black Feather, Al Fernando Black Feather, Ronny Black Feather, and Leo Black Feather; sister, Sherry Black Feather; uncles, Victor Wounded, Coby Iron Horse, and Levi Wounded; aunt, Karen Wounded; grandfather, Noah Wounded; and grandmothers, Bertha and Kate Brown Ear Horse.

A one night wake service will be held starting at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 17, at the Black Feather Residence in the #4 Community in Oglala.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, June 18, at the Black Feather Residence in the #4 Community in Oglala, with Mr. Richard Broken Nose performing the traditional Lakota services.

Burial services will be held at the Wounded Family Cemetery, #4 Community in Oglala.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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