Trong Dinh Pham, age 82, of Webb City, Mo., passed away on Tuesday June 11, 2019, at his home surrounded by his family, following a courageous battle with cancer.
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Trong was born on April 12, 1937 in Thai Binh, Central Vietnam, the son of the late Phuc Cao Pham and Chi Thi Nguyen. He served as a Major in the South Vietnamese Army for five years in Ban Me Thuot. He was held in a North Vietnamese prison camp for thirteen years until 1988. Upon his release he came to the United States with his family. They lived in Tulsa, Ok. until moving to Webb City in 1990. He worked several years for Butterball.
In 1960 he married Yen Thi Nguyen in Nha Trang, South Vietnam and she survives. Other surviving family members include; two sons, Trung Dinh Pham and wife Monica, Olathe, Ks., and Truc Dinh Pham and wife Tina, Webb City, Mo.; four daughters, Hugen Pham, Webb City, Mo., Hang Pham and husband Ho Dang, Lilburn, Ga., Ha Pham, Bienhoa, Vietnam, and Hien T. Nguyen and husband Alexander, Webb City, Mo.; one brother, Nam Van Pham, Saigon, Vietnam; and two sisters, Tuoi Thi Pham, Switzerland, and Tham Thi Pham, Saigon, Vietnam; and seven grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at Congregation of the Mother of the Redeemer, Carthage, Mo. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Webb City, Mo. The pallbearers will be Ho, Trung, Truc, Chau, Thanh, and Tuan.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.