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Vince Viet Phung

May 19, 1972 - July 17, 2020

Vince Viet Phung, 48, of McKinney, Texas, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020.  He was born on May 19, 1972, in Saigon, Vietnam, to Martha (Nguyen) Phung and Jack Phung.  Vince attended college and worked as a Senior Systems Engineer in the banking industry.

Vince is survived by his mother, Martha Phung, of McKinney, Texas; his father, Jack Phung, and his wife, Lan, of San Antonio, Texas; his brother, Troy Phung, and his wife, Jenny, of Frisco, Texas; and his niece and nephews, Madison, Colin and Austin Phung.

Vince had a passion for fitness and exercise. He stayed active and developed a love for biking and skiing at an early age. His greatest love was reserved for his two dogs, Zack and Thor. He was also an avid music lover and a collector of fine china. He was known for his friendly nature, infectious laugh, and compassionate spirit.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 31, 2020, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel, 8520 Main St., Frisco, Texas, 75033.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview West Memorial Park in Frisco.

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Vince and I met during a job interview. All of the other candidates had been in button up shirts, ties, and slacks. Vince walked in wearing a Hawaiian shirt and jeans. It was Hawaiian shirt day at his current job and he did not have time to change. He failed our technical test, as did the rest of the candidates but Vince had a special quality. He was so genuine and humble. Everyone in the panel felt he was the right fit for the job and his journey at Countrywide/Bank of America began. He was an amazing friend, always showing empathy (with tough love), compassion, and kindness. After his departure from the Bank, he and I would stay in touch. Not as much as either of us would have liked but enough to stay friends. Our last time together was lunch at Texas Roadhouse in McKinney. He was so proud of the fact that he could Uber there and home. I did not have to pick him up. I will sorely miss Vince. I pray for comfort for Martha, Jack, Troy, Jenny, and all of the extended family.
Brian Gantzer, July 31, 2020 You are greatly missed, Vince. Thank you for all the good memories and friendship we shared. "Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower, we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind". By William Wordsworth.
Vantha Keomanivong, July 29, 2020 I met Vince through Kriss Lee. She would talk so fondly of his knowledge, kindness, support and sincerity. She considered him a “brother from another mother.” I then got to know a little piece of Vince through Facebook. He brought a smile to my face every time I would connect with him. He is now surrounded in love and peace with his beloved dogs. If you can read this in Heaven, please know you are missed and loved by so many! Thank you for being such an amazing friend to Kriss and Ernest Lee. They will miss you tremendously. Rest in piece dear Vince! KIm Davis, July 29, 2020 We will all miss Vince’s gentle, kind demeanor and subtle humor. He was put on Earth to showcase his kind soul and place a smile on the face of us all. May he Rest In Peace and shine in the light of God.
Kristine Simpson, July 28, 2020 Vince & I originally met on an online forum for the TV show, Castle. We became fast friends, and because I'm an only child, he quickly evolved into the brother I never had. We talked almost daily. And when we finally met in person, it was like we had always known each other. Some people just get into your heart. Vince was one of those people for me. He was always kind, patient, and willing to lend a hand with anyone for anything. He had a wicked sense of humor, was quick to encourage, and had the patience of Job. I loved hearing his perspective on things, and he had great wisdom and insight for such a young man. I will never forget his tender heart, and gentle spirit. And great laugh! I loved his laugh! I promised I would always be there for him, and he for me.... it is with great sadness, and a broken heart, that I have to say "see ya later".... but I do know he is at peace. And that brings me peace. And I will be overjoyed when I get to Heaven and see him smiling at me, perhaps with that left eyebrow raised and that cute smirk on his face, with his dogs sitting at his feet. My husband and I send our deepest regrets for not being able to travel to Texas for Vince's funeral services at this time due to Covid. And we send our sincerest condolences, to Martha, Jenny, Troy, and all the rest of Vince's family and friends. My life will have a void left by Vince, that nobody will ever be able to fill. I adored him. And will miss him always. Ernest and Kriss Lee , July 26, 2020 I always love reading his funny comments on Facebook replying to Vantha or anyone else. I will miss reading those. Marshall & I are very sad and will pray for the family. Vanthan & Marshall Mathews, July 24, 2020 Dear Auntie Quynh Hoa and Troy, May God lighten the burden of your sadness and sorrow and console your grieving heart. May Vince rest in peace by God's side. You are in our thoughts and prayers. with love from all of us here in Los Angeles, CA. Elizabeth Nguyen on behalf of. Gia dinh Bac Ba Nguyen Van Ly va cac chau (anh chi cua Viet va Trong) Nguyen Van Ly , July 23, 2020 We are so very sorry for your loss. Vince and Sean worked together at AT&T and quickly became friends. We also attended his wedding to Julie back in the day. He was a very kind quirky, funny man and he will be missed. Love you Vince rest in peace.
Sean & Michelle Devitt, July 23, 2020 Vince and I were coworkers. He was an amazing person. He will truly be missed. My condolence to his Family.
Roland Garza, July 22, 2020 I first met Vince through an online forum for the TV show, Castle. His posts revealed an intelligent mind, great sense of humor, a wicked sense of fashion, and a love of good health. I ALWAYS enjoyed reading his posts and thoughts on the show and other topics not related to the show. As the show went on, several of the fans started to meet up with each other and deep friendships formed between them. We were saddened when we heard of Vince's battle against meningitis and how it affected him physically. One year, Vince came to the weekend gathering of Castle fans in the state where I live and we met for the first time in person. He was just as delightful in person as he was online. We LOVED having him with us. The morning that we all parted ways, I was saying good-bye to Vince and some others. Suddenly, he leaned over and gave me a quick kiss on the cheek. When I looked at him in surprise, he just grinned from ear to ear and chuckled. I was very touched by his sweet gesture. I am very sorry to hear of his passing and send my condolences to his family and friends. He will be deeply missed! Rest in peace, sweet Vince! Mary Lou Menning, July 22, 2020 So sad to see you leave, but wanted you to know you will always be remembered and forever in our heart. Sayxonh Finley, July 22, 2020 Rest in Heaven, friend! You're now reunited with Zack & Thor. Sending prayers to your family & friends during this difficult time. God Bless!
David & Traci Kujawa, July 21, 2020 Viet will be missed. Our condolences, love and hugs to Viet’s loved ones. CamThi & Joey Bambola, July 20, 2020 A wonderful person. It was a pleasure to work with you and to know you. Roger Lago, July 20, 2020