Hon. Charles Emerson King,Jr.

Hon. Charles Emerson King,Jr.

May 01, 1947 - Dec 28, 2020
Charleston,WV

Hon. Charles Emerson King,Jr.

May 01, 1947 - Dec 28, 2020
Charleston,WV

Obituary

Kanawha County Circuit Judge Charles Emerson King, Jr. 73, of Charleston, WV, passed away at his residence, Monday, December 28, 2020 after a long illness.

Charles was born May 1, 1947, in Charleston, WV, to the late Charles King, Sr. and Mildred Blackhurst King. Charles was a lifelong resident of Charleston and enjoyed his tenure as Kanawha County Circuit Judge for many years.

After being honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, Charles earned his degree in law from West Virginia University College of Law, Morgantown, WV. He became a Kanawha County Prosecutor in 1973 and was elected as the Prosecuting Attorney in 1984. He was first elected as Circuit Judge in 1988. He served as the Chief Judge on several occasions, including the majority of 2020. Judge King served the residents of Kanawha County for more than 47 years.

He was a true Mountaineer fan, enjoying both football and basketball games. He also enjoyed spending his free time watching television. He was a true Christian by faith.
He was preceded in death by both parents.
Judge King leaves behind to mourn his loss his wife and love of his life of 13 years, Phyllis (Tucker) King, Charleston, WV; children, Stacy King, of Baltimore, MD and Amy King of Charleston; stepchildren, Luke Slack, Linzy Slack and Lauryn Slack; and, granddaughter, Gracie Stamper, all of Charleston, WV; several cousins and thousands of friends.

He will be sadly missed by all his colleagues and family.

All family members and close friends are invited to attend the Funeral Service for Judge King, 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Court Room 4 – 2nd floor of the Kanawha County Courthouse, located at 409 Virginia Street, East, Charleston, WV.

Because of the Covid -19 restrictions all those wishing to view the service may do so by going to the Kanawha County Commission Facebook page to view to live streaming at: https://www.facebook.com/Kanwha County Commission.

Burial will follow in Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes, West Virginia, with military honors.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations made to a charity of choice in Judge Kings name.

Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.barlowbonsall.com

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Funeral Service

  • Date & Time: January 06, 2021 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
  • Venue: Kanawha County Courthouse
  • Location: 409 Virginia Street, East Charelston , WV 25301

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7 responses to Hon. Charles Emerson King,Jr.

  1. Debbie Rusin says:

    Phyllis – I was so sorry to hear of Charlie’s passing. I pray God will bring you comfort and peace in the days ahead. I know Charlie treasured your love and zest of life. We had such fun times together and I will never forget his great sense of humor always with a mix of wisdom. With much love to you and your family.

  2. Kim Fisher says:

    I am truly sorry for your family’s loss. Charlie was one of the good guys and a great Judge!

    Sincere condolences.

    Kim Stucky Fisher

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