Jess Allen Sixkiller, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, passed away September 25, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. He was 78 years old.
Jess was the first American Indian detective with the Chicago Police Department and has spent his life as a Warrior advocating for the rights of Urban Indians.
He is the beloved husband of Tammy Sixkiller, and father to Ellen Sixkiller (deceased), Janell Sixkiller, Jess Sixkiller Jr., and Sue Sixkiller. He has six grandchildren, Shannon, Thunder, Shaundeen, Tsali, Sampson and Scott and one great-granddaughter, Raine.
A wake will be held Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 from 6-10 PM at the Heard Museum, 2301 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona. Graveside services and interment will be Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 7 AM at the Squawbush Cemetery, District 1, Blackwater, Gila River Indian Community. Arrangements by Bunker’s Garden Chapel.