Joseph Lee Clifford, Jr.

Joseph Lee Clifford, Jr., 76, of Pine Ridge, S.D., passed away November 12, 2020, in Pine Ridge.

Joseph Lee Clifford, Jr. was born on December 14, 1943, in Hot Springs to Joseph Lee Clifford, Sr. and Thelma Mae (Garcia) Clifford. Joseph, Jr. made his journey to the Spirit World on November 12, 2020 in Pine Ridge. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Joseph is survived by his sisters, Theresa Perkins, Anita Ecoffey, and Mary Wilson; and children, Charles Mousseaux of Malott, Wash., Patrick L. Clifford, Annemarie (Ernie) Abold, and Marie (Calvin) Monroe all of Batesland, David Clifford, Gordon, Neb., Denise Clifford, Batesland, JLee Big Crow, Blackhawk, Coy (Mitzi) Big Crow, Oglala, and Tanya Clifford, Jennifer (Gentry) Ribitsch, John H. Clifford, Brandy Clifford, Christina (Les) Clifford, and Richard Clifford all of Pine Ridge.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph L. Clifford, Sr. and Thelma M. (Garcia) Clifford; children, Jeremy D. Clifford, Gloria A. Clifford, Anita J. Clifford, William L. Clifford, and Joseph C. Clifford; brothers, Clifton Clifford, Sr., Mark Clifford, Sr., Philip Clifford, Sr., and Patrick “Tom” Clifford; and sisters, Dorothy Lafferty, Darlene Waln, Gloria Pettigrew, Esther Clifford, and Philomena Clifford.

Viewing services will be held from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, at the Sioux Funeral Home in Pine Ridge.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 18, at the Holy Rosary Mission Catholic Cemetery near Pine Ridge, with Mr. Charles McGaa officiating.

Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge.

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