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“Dear Hung Family,I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing away. I wish that I could have been closer to you as a friend during this difficult time. ...Read More »
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HUNG, JAMES CHEN - of Knoxville, peacefully passed away at home on December 27, 2010. He was born February 18, 1929 in Foochow, China, finished college in Taiwan in 1953, and came to the U.S. in 1954 to pursue graduate studies at New York University. From 1961, he dedicated 38 years as a distinguished faculty member of the University of Tennessee Electrical Engineering Department, guiding 103 graduate students before retiring in 1999. He continued his leadership activities with the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (IES), including editor-in-chief of the IES research journal (5 years), chairman of numerous international technical conferences, and IES president for two terms. He was an active member of Church Street United Methodist Church and faithfully participated in the Evergreen group of Knoxville Chinese Christian Church. He is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, Sufenne (Huang); three sons: John (wife Diana), Samuel, Stephen (wife Trudy); four grandchildren: Aaron, Emily (McVay), Zachary, Abigail; two sisters (and their spouses and children): Frances (Hong), Pauline (Mao). He was preceded by parents David and Pearl; and sister Theresa (Huang). The memorial service will be on Sunday, January 2, 2011, 2:00 p.m. at Church Street United Methodist Church, the Rev. Darryll Rasnake, Rev. Cabel Trent, and Rev. Andy Ferguson officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to two organizations close to Jim's favorite activities, the Church Street UMC Soup Kitchen Ministry (www.churchstreetumc.org/soup_kitchen.php), and Friends of the Smokies (www.friendsofthesmokies.org). Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences may be made at www.rosemortuary.com.

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