Judge Henry Lackey

Judge Henry Lackey dies at age 83

Retired Circuit Judge Henry Lackey died August 17 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Calhoun City. He was 83.

A funeral service was held Sunday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Calhoun City. Pryor Funeral Home in Calhoun City was in charge of arrangements.

Judge Lackey served for 17 years as Circuit Judge of the Third Judicial District. He served on the judicial disciplinary Commission on Judicial Performance for six years. He was chairman at the time he retired in December 2010.

He left his mark on the judiciary with an unwavering commitment to judicial integrity. He alerted federal authorities of an attempted bribe and wore a wire in an investigation that rocked the legal community and sent the state’s most famous lawyer and other high-profile attorneys to prison.

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. said, “He was one of the most outstanding jurists in the history of the state. His courageous acts in the bribery investigation were done without regard to his health and safety, for the preservation of the integrity of the judiciary. He is one of my heroes.”

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