Michael Knight Stuckey of St. Petersburg died on June 30, 2018, at St. Anthony’s Hospital. He was the only child of Merle Cason Stuckey and Alan Patterson Stuckey, both educators. Born in Oakland, California, Mike was raised in Tampa. He served in the United States Army in Germany between college and law school.
He graduated from the Stetson University College of Law in 1975. After being in private practice in Clearwater, Florida, Mike found his calling as a legal aid lawyer in the St. Petersburg area, where he practiced for several decades at Gulfcoast Legal Services and Bay Area Legal Services. In retirement he returned to his old office once a week to counsel clients as a volunteer. Among his many additional contributions to his community over the years, he volunteered to aid homeless veterans, helped the low income prepare tax returns, served on the board of the Pinellas SPCA, and volunteered as a docent at the Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg. He was always generous with his time and efforts for his friends and family.
Mike loved history and read on it voraciously. He participated in reenactments of historical wars in Florida, and he enjoyed visiting historically significant sites related to American and European history. Mike had an abiding love of nature and animals and spent many days in his camp at Chassahowitzka, Florida.
His beloved wife Christine Phillips Stuckey, died in 2015. Mike’s stepson, Robby Phillips and family, and a raft of devoted cousins and friends will keep him close in their hearts always.
A Memorial Service will be held at 12 Noon on Saturday, July 7, 2018, at the Anderson McQueen Funeral Home, 2201 Martin Luther King Jr. Street N (9th St.), St Petersburg, Fl 33701.