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Jerome T. 'J.T.' SunRhodes, Jr.

Jerome T. "J.T." SunRhodes, Jr.

Jul 18, 1977 - Jan 28, 2013
Jerome T. “J.T.” SunRhodes Jr. of rural Riverton died Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was 35 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.

A wake will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2013 at his home at 250 Mazet Road. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church, with a second wake to follow at 1540 Elmwood Drive at Beaver Creek.

Jerome Thomas SunRhodes, Jr. was born in Riverton on July 18, 1977, the son of Jerome Thomas SunRhodes, Sr. and Theresa Ann (Melbourne) SunRhodes.

He was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation, attending St. Stephens School, Arapahoe School and Flandreau Indian School.

Mr. SunRhodes had been employed with the BIA in road construction, Kusel’s Furniture, and as a laborer in building construction.

The family said he enjoyed spending time and doing activities with his children and family, playing basketball, listening to music, watching movies, playing video games, going to the casino, fishing and hunting with his dad.

Mr. SunRhodes is survived by his parents, Jerome SunRhodes, Sr. and Theresa A. SunRhodes; fiancé Teresa Redfield; sons Kendell SunRhodes, Jerome SunRhodes III, Kenyan SunRhodes; daughters Kenya SunRhodes, Jayna SunRhodes, Shayla SunRhodes, Jayden SunRhodes; brothers Patrick SunRhodes, Sr. and family, Jared SunRhodes and family, Justin SunRhodes and family, Travis Blackburn, Sr. and family, Darwin Gambler, Jr. and family, Billy Addison and families, Tommy StandingElk and family, Weldon Blackburn and family, Vinnie Brown and family; sisters Katherine SunRhodes and family, Jessica SunRhodes and family, Teresa SunRhodes, Dione SunRhodes and family, Dionne Addison and family, Holly Addison and family, Patti Addison and family, Heather Brown and family, Charlene Brown and family; uncles Ernest SunRhodes, Jr. and families; Dominic SunRhodes, Burnett and Ruby Whiteplume and families, Marty Underwood and families, Pat Underwood and families, Jerome Underwood and families, John Underwood and families; aunts Katherine Eagle Staff and families, Olivia Burton and families, Colleen Addison and families, Jerry and Liz Smith and families, Marie Gambler and families, Annette SunRhodes and families, Phoebe Owens, Susan and Bill Crazy Thunder and families, Sandra Brown and families, Jackie Wapato and families; Underwood families.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Ernest and Ruth SunRhodes, maternal grandparents Thomas Melbourne and Allison Lonefight; Godfather Patrick Blackburn, Sr., uncles Franklin SunRhodes, Gerald Lonefight, Floyd Addison, Sr., Sam Eagle Staff; aunt Patricia Arthur; brothers Ernest SunRhodes III, Thomas Blackburn, Jr., Ryan J. Blackburn, Anthony Eagle Staff; nephews Gerald Eagle Staff and Richard Lone Dog III.

On-line condolences for the family may be made at Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.