Cedar Point, NC -- Hong Yill Chung, M.D. was born on Nov. 26, 1942 in Kwangju, South Korea to En Bo Chung and Oak Sool Lee. His pursuit of learning led him to Seoul, South Korea, where he completed his medical degree at Korea University - College of Medicine, married, and had 3 daughters: Annie, Kay, and Junnie. They immigrated to the United States in 1972/1973 to pursue the
American dream. Adjusting to a new country, language, and culture proved to be tumultuous as
well as exciting. After completing his residency and internship throughout Pennsylvania, New
Jersey, and Ohio, Dr. Chung relocated to Jacksonville, N.C. in 1978, where he made his home
and continued working at Onslow Memorial Hospital as a general practitioner. Dr. Chung
re-married in 1981. He and Julia Lee added another daughter, Monica, to the family in 1982,
during which time, Dr. Chung established his private practice, Jacksonville Clinic. Through his
medical clinic and volunteering at the Caring Community Center, Dr. Chung (fondly referred to
as “Doc”) served the community for over 35 years. Dr. Chung retired after having a stroke in
2014. He continued to reside in Cedar Point and traveled frequently to Bethesda, M.D. to visit
with relatives. He was a member of the Korean United Methodist Church of Greater
Washington, where he found comfort and solace.
Dr. Chung will be remembered for his passion for helping others. Many of his patients are
friends and became family to him. We will always remember his boyish smile, his love of
fishing, telling jokes, eating great steak, wood working, yard maintenance/landscaping, classical
music, and bonfires as well as his beautiful singing voice. He also loved watching sporting
events, especially boxing, football, and golf.
Dr. Chung passed away in his home on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the age of 76. He is
survived by two sisters (Young Hee Chung & Sung Hee Chung) in Korea, his wife (Julia), his
daughters: Annie, Kay, and Monica (residing in Hawaii) his daughter Junnie (residing in Florida),
and his two grandchildren (Samantha and Christopher, in Florida) as well as numerous
extended family members in Korea, Massachusetts, Virginia, New Jersey, California, and
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be sent to the Korean United
Methodist Church of Greater Washington, 1219 Swinks Mill Road, McLean, VA 22102.
Friends and family are invited to a viewing and services on Friday, February 15, 2019 from 4 - 7
pm at Jones Funeral Home at 303 Chaney Avenue In Jacksonville, NC. A memorial will be held
on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in the Greater Washington D.C. area.