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Lyle T. 'Buckus' Black Jr.

Feb 15, 2012 - Staff

Lyle T. "Buckus" Black Jr., 38, of Arapahoe, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, at his home.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church with the Rev. Father John Gaffney officiating. Interment is in the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery at St. Stephen's.

There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Great Plains Hall, followed by a wake at the family home, 192 Left Hand Ditch Road, Arapahoe.

Lyle T. Black Jr. was born Aug. 1, 1973, in Lander, the son of Lyle Thomas Black Sr. and Sarah (Spoonhunter) Black. He attended Arapahoe Elementary School and Riverton High School.

Mr. Black had made his home at Arapahoe and in South Dakota.

He was of the Catholic faith and followed the Native American ceremonial ways.

His family said Mr. Black enjoyed going to the casino, listening to music, driving around and spending time with his family.

Mr. Black worked as a custodian at the Great Plains Hall and With Eagles Wings for the Northern Arapaho Tribe.

Survivors include his stepson, Kane Samuel BigLake; daughters Janessa Denae Black and Talyssa Raizell Black; stepdaughter Naoma BigLake; parents Lyle and Sarah Black; brothers David Black and Michelle Littleshield, Christopher Black and Rikki Oldman, Gary Moss Sr. and Loren S. Shakespeare; sisters Karen and Simon Arthur, Josephine Spoonhunter and Michael Lewis, Angela Black and Dominic Fighting Bear, Kristina and Aaron WallowingBull, Karena Black and Alan Richardson and Eileen Black.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Katie and Henry Black, Margaret Gambler and Ward Spoonhunter; brothers Dale "Jerry" and Dean Moss, Alfred "Griz" Shakespeare Sr., Jay, Mike, Stanley, Darwin, Alvin and Little Howard Spoonhunter, Aloyisous and Irvin Black; sisters Olivia Black, Luci Addison, Nancy Spoonhunter, Wardina Spoonhunter, Cindi Bell and Trina Dullknife; ceremonial grandfather Norman Moss; nephew Bradley Moss; uncles Adam Howard Spoonhunter, Stanley J. Spoonhunter Sr., Earl and Richie Black, Charles Gambler; aunts LaVerne Brown and Myrtle Oldman and Babygirl Black.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home (www.theDavisFuneralHome.com) of Riverton.

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