Joseph C. Clifford was born on April 16, 1976 in Pine Ridge, SD to Joseph L. Clifford, Jr. and Pamela D. Giago. Joe made his journey to the Spirit World on September 10, 2020 in Rapid City, SD.
Joe is survived by his mother, Pamela “Penny” Giago; fathers, Joe “Buz” Clifford and Warren “Papa” Giago; daughters, Naloni Rain Little Bear, Raina Christine Clifford, and Rachel Dawn Clifford; sons, Joshua James Clifford and Anthony Lone Hill; brothers, John Clifford, Charles “Chuck” Mousseaux, Patrick L. Clifford, David Clifford, Richard Clifford, JLee Big Crow, and Coy (Mitzi) Big Crow; sisters, Tanya Clifford, Jennifer (Gentry) Ribitsch, Brandy Clifford, Anne (Ernie) Abold, Marie (Calvin) Monroe, Denise Clifford, and Christina (Les) Clifford; and many nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
Joe was preceded in death by his brothers, Jeremy Dean Clifford and William Lee Clifford, Sr.; sisters, Gloria Annette Clifford and Anita June Clifford; maternal grandparents, Grandma Mimi Vesely; paternal grandparents, Grandma Thelma Garcia and Grandpa Joe Clifford, Sr.; Auntie Vessie; Uncle Phil, Baby Phil; Auntie Gloria, J.B. Pettigrew; Uncle Tom and many other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Paul Siers, Flint Tall, Byron “Boob” Shots, Brian “Bean” Big Crow, Alan Backward, Coy Big Crow, Troy Perkins, Robbie Clifford, and Duane “Frogg” Brewer.
Honorary pallbearers will be JLee Big Crow, John Pettigrew, Mike Pettigrew, John Clifford, Pat Clifford, David Clifford, Richard Clifford, Jarrian Ribitsch, Lars Backward, Stephon Clifford, Brennden Pulliam, Joshua Clifford, Daecin High Wolf, Mike Clifford, Darnell Quintana, and all of Joe’s Family, Friends, & Loved Ones.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 3:00 PM, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the Giago Residence in Pine Ridge, SD.
Funeral Services: 10:00 AM, Thursday, September 17, 2020 at the Giago Residence, Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating: Mr. Charles McGaa
Traditional Lakota Services: Ty Lunderman & Joe Giago
Burial Services: Holy Rosary Mission Catholic Cemetery, Pine Ridge, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD