Dr. Hong-Kyu "H.K." Park (1938 - 2019)

  • "I worked with Dr. Park at TJC and had such respect for him...."
    - Shelley Caraway
  • "My deepest sympathy, Anne and Jason. May many good memories..."
    - Marion Snipes
  • "Dear Anne, Jason, and family: Praying for you to be filled..."
    - Dorothy Ragan
Service Information
Stewart Family Funeral Home - Tyler
7525 Old Jacksonville Highway
Tyler, TX
75703
(903)-581-2008
Visitation
Friday, Apr. 12, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Stewart Family Funeral Home - Tyler
7525 Old Jacksonville Highway
Tyler, TX 75703
Service
Saturday, Apr. 13, 2019
2:00 PM
Highland Presbyterian Church
Tyler, TX
Obituary

Dr. Hong-Kyu "H.K." Park, 81, a retired college professor and a longtime Tyler resident, passed away on April 9, 2019.

A native of South Korea and a U.S. citizen, Dr. Park came to the U.S. in 1957 to attend college. He received his B.A. from Kentucky Wesleyan College, M.A. from the University of Tennessee, and Ph.D. from the University of North Texas (formerly North Texas State University).

For 50 years, Dr. Park taught U.S. history and government at East Texas colleges, including Wiley College, Jarvis Christian College, Tyler Junior College, and Kilgore College. He retired from Kilgore College in 2015, after 22 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, of 51 years, Younghea "Anne;" son, Jason and wife Emily of Chicago; two sisters; one brother, all of South Korea; and many additional relatives across the U.S. and South Korea.

Visitation is scheduled on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Stewart Family Funeral Home in Tyler. Services will be held on Saturday, April 13 at 2:00 p.m. at Highland Presbyterian Church in Tyler.

If desired, memorials may be made to Cancer Foundation for Life, P.O. Box 8257, Tyler, TX 75711.
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Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Apr. 12, 2019
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