Larry Joseph Richards, Sr.

Larry Joseph Richards, Sr., 72, of Martin, S.D., passed away September 19, 2020, in Martin.

Larry Joseph Richards, Sr. was born on September 17, 1948, in Alliance, Neb. to Bernard Richards, Sr. and Molly Standing Soldier. Larry made his journey to the Spirit World on September 19, 2020, at the Bennett County Hospital in Martin. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army.

Larry is survived by his daughters, Mitzy Briggs, Alice Richards, Sandra Fly, Adrienne Richards, Yvette LaPoint, and Tanya Begay; sons, Larry Richards, Jr., Philip and Lakota Richards, Joseph W. Poor Thunder, Shawn LaPoint, Damon LaPoint, and Eric LaPoint; brothers, Bernard Richards, Reynold Richards, and Don (Yvonne) Prall; sisters, Millie Vela, Lucy Moreno, Darlene Soto, Bernadine Richards, and Carol Garcia; and 28 grandchildren.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother, Molly Standing Soldier; father, Bernard A. Richards, Sr.; sisters, Goldie Richards, Rachel Richards, and Clara Richards; brother, William Richards; and grandmother, Nellie Richards.

A one night wake service was held starting at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 28, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Martin, with Rosary Services being held at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 29, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Martin, with Father Ron Seminara, S.J. and Deacon Cal Clifford officiating.

Burial services were held at the Lakota Chapel Cemetery in Martin.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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