Long-time Circuit Court Judge and Kanawha County Prosecutor, Judge James “Jim” Stucky has passed away.
Judge Stucky was raised in Kanawha County and graduated from George Washington High School. In 1975 he received a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in sociology from West Virginia University and in 1978 received a law degree from West Virginia University College of Law.
Judge Stucky served the citizens of Kanawha County for close to 40 years until his retirement in 2018. He joined the Kanawha County Prosecutor’s Office in 1979 and eventually served as the county’s prosecutor from 1983 to 1985. He left the county in 1985 to pursue private practice and returned to the prosecutor’s office in 1995, before being appointed as a circuit judge in September 1997.
Kanawha County Commission President Kent Carper offered the following statement regarding the passing of Judge James “Jim” Stucky:
“I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my longtime friend Judge Jim Stucky. My wife Debbie and I wish to send our condolences and prayers to his wife Brenda and the rest of his family. Judge Stucky was one of the finest public servants I ever had the privilege to know.”
The Kanawha County Commission will appropriately lower all state flags on commission grounds. Additionally, we will declare an official state of mourning when the date of Judge Stucky’s services are determined. No funeral arraignments have been made public at this time.