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Chi "Tom" Hong Hom

November 4, 1941 ~ February 16, 2021 (age 79)


In Loving Memory of Chi “Tom” Hong Hom

On Tuesday evening February 16th, 2021, "Tom" our father, passed away. It was a tragic loss, and we are still trying to understand why. He was 79 years old and left behind his wife, son, three daughters, and three grandchildren.  Our dad built his life on three pillars: Hard Work, Integrity, and Family. Tom was humble to the core and worked to earn what he had, never asking for more. He immigrated to America in the 1970’s to give a better opportunity for his family and eventually moved to Morehead City, NC, in 1992. 

Through perseverance and hard work, Tom became a chef working at the Hong Kong restaurant, where he built a loving community of loyal customers, staff, and friends. People to this day still recognize him and stop by to say hello, which always brought a smile to his face.   

Thinking back to memories we have with our dad, we will never forget how much he loved cooking for others, afternoon coffees breaks, outdoor walks, having a beer together, family dinner nights, teaching us how to fish with soda cans, going to his favorite restaurants for family outings, and times we spent living in Whispering Pines. These moments were routine snippets of our everyday lives but made an imprint and continue to help us smile as we grieve.                                       

Tom was a good man, a good husband, and a good father. He raised his kids to be resilient, strong and to never give up in times of hardness. He would have encouraged us to overcome all odds and continue to build the life we choose. Although he is no longer with us, we will continue to keep him alive through our memories and stories. He will always be our beloved father, husband, grandpa, cherished, and forever in our hearts. Not a goodbye, we will see him again. 

We want to extend our deepest gratitude for all of your support, love, and kindness during this difficult time. 

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Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 


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