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District court judge, former rugby coach dies

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

A Craighead County District Court Judge and former attorney has died.

Sheriff Marty Boyd confirmed Curt Huckaby died Tuesday morning.

In addition to his duties as a judge, Huckaby was the volunteer head coach for the A-State Rugby program for 14 years.

He was the founder of the club at Arkansas State University.

Huckaby was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, several years ago.

Despite the diagnosis, he continued to serve as a judge and support the rugby team.

In 2014, the Curt Huckaby Cup was created and is awarded each year to honor him in his fight with ALS.

In May 2016, the A-State Board of Trustees approved the renaming of the rugby field to Curt Huckaby Field to honor the founder. 

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Emerson Memorial Chapel. Burial will be private.

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