Thomas "Tom Cat" Kills Warrior
Thomas Allan Kills Warrior was born on June 15th, 1967 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota to Wilmer “Duke” Kills Warrior and Bernadine Elk Boy. Thomas made his journey to the Spirit World on June 6th, 2018 in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
Thomas was known as “Tom Cat” to many of his friends and was best known for his polite mannerism to any and all that interacted with him. Everyone that came to know Tom spoke highly of his respect and politeness. Tom attended Porcupine and Rockyford School and graduated from Little Wound High School in 1987. Tom attended classes at Oglala Lakota College and was very skillful in fishing and drawing. After high school, Tom continued his love for basketball by being a member of the Oblaya Warriors Independent Basketball Team of Porcupine, South Dakota. To his siblings, Tom always gave advice, watched over them like a big brother, and always gave encouraging words when they felt upset.
Tom was preceeded in death by his father, Wilmer “Duke” Kills Warrior, grandparents, Nelson and Christine (Grass) Elk Boy, Allen and Julia (High Cat) Kills Warrior, Aunts, Grace Kills Warrior-Brown Bear, Stella Kills Warrior, Eva Kills Warrior, Dolly Kills Warrior, Adeline Elk Boy, and Anetha Elk Boy, Uncles, Louis Kills Warrior, Richard “Fish” Elk Boy and Herman Elk Boy.
Thomas is survived by his mother, Bernadine Elk Boy of Pine Ridge, SD, sisters, Etta Kills Warrior and Judith Kills Warrior (JJ Winters) both of Pine Ridge, SD, and Catherine Kills Warrior of Porcupine, SD, brothers, Wilmer “June” Kills Warrior Jr. of Rapid City, SD, Cameron Kills Warrior of Denver, CO, Donald Kills Warrior and Ronald Kills Warrior of Porcupine, SD; Nieces, Toni Ghost and DeEtta Ghost of Pine Ridge, SD, Nephews, Delane Ghost of Ames, IA, and Donald Kills Warrior Jr. of Porcupine, SD, Aunts, Diana Marshall and Velma Gomez of Porcupine, SD, Uncles, Carl Elk Boy and Warren Elk Boy of Porcupine, SD, John Elk Boy of Oglala, SD, Aunt Noreen Lone Elk of Porcupine, SD, cousins, Joy Bush of Porcupine, Leah Brown Bear, Dorothy Brown Bear, and Terra Brown Bear all of Batesland, SD and Grandmother, Alvina Conquering Bear of Porcupine, SD and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Friday, June 15, 2018 at the Elderly Meals Building in Porcupine, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 11:00 AM, Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Elderly Meals Building in Porcupine, SD
Officiating: Lay Minister Anthony Wounded Head
Burial Services: St. John’s Episcopal Cemetery, Oglala, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD