Han Kong, 76, of Richardson, TX, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020.
A private service for immediate family will was held at his residence on Monday, March 16. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 20 at Restland Funeral Home of Dallas. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 with cremation to follow under the direction of Restland Funeral Home of Dallas.
He was born March 16, 1943 to Heang Kong and Nuth Mel Kong in Svay Rieng Province, Cambodia. Han grew up in rural Cambodia and married Kim Seng Son on March 25, 1961 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. After an adventurous academic and professional career, Han and his immediate family were able to escape Cambodia just prior to the country falling to the Khmer Rouge communist regime in 1975. After a few refugee camps, they settled in Grants Pass, Oregon, then moved to Breckenridge in 1976.
Han was preceded in death by his parents, Heang Kong and Nuth Mel Kong.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Seng Kim Kong of Richardson, Texas; three sons, Mick Kong & Cynthia Nguyen of Richardson, Roth Kong & wife Sok of Tool, Texas, Hanna Han Kong & wife Rathna of Herndon, Virginia; two daughters, Hanarine Kong of Richardson, Sokonthea Kong Ernest & husband Michael of Richardson; one sister, Heap Kong of Delaware; two brothers-in-law, Innarith Sihara Son & wife Ly of Carrolton, Texas, Can Ly Son & wife Oun Siv Mau Son of Yokohama, Japan; 6 grandchildren Kristen Shollar & husband Brian, Kimberlee Carrol & husband James, LeeAnne Kong, Zachary Kong, Dakota Sokie Kong, Drake Hudson Kong; Ritthy Son, Ryan Son, and other numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, Han requested that memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, or the charity of your choice.