On Saturday, May 18, 2019, Dug Gi Kim, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 64, surrounded by loved ones.
Dug Gi was born on March 17, 1955 in Masan, South Korea, to Cha Hyun Kim and Chul Soon Hwang. He received his electrical engineering degree from Kyungnam University and soon after worked as a ship's engineer for Yulsan Shipping Firm for five years. He married Eun Hee Kang in 1982 and immigrated to the United States in 1984, residing in Killeen, Texas. They raised a daughter, Su, and son, Eric. After founding and running his own auto-body shop, he purchased Midtown Mall in 1992. In 1998, he received his real estate license and spent the rest of his career managing Midtown Mall.
Dug Gi had a passion for traveling, fishing, and golfing. However, his main focus in life was family. All of his accomplishments were driven by his desire to provide a better life for his family. He was an optimistic and happy person who loved to laugh and spread that joy to others.
Dug Gi is survived by his wife of 37 years, Eun Hee, his two children, Su (Chris) and Eric, and his two grandchildren, Etta and Ethan. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home at 506 N. 38th Street at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Killeen Memorial Park.