Nguyen Thuong Ngoc, 74, (Anthony Song Nguyen) made his transition peacefully on Sunday October 14 at 8:30 pm, surrounded by his family, following complications from surgery.
Known as “Song Ngoc” to the Vietnamese community for his decades as a composer and musician in Vietnam, music was a part of his life from a very early age.
By age 17, Song Ngoc was performing and playing in local establishments in Vietnam. In his lifetime, Song Ngoc wrote and composed more than 400 songs and made multiple appearances on Thuy Nga’s popular “Paris By Night.” music television show. Among his numerous popular songs, “Dan Ba” (Woman) is still widely heard and played among Vietnamese music lovers.
Besides his far reaching music profession, Song Ngoc served as a Captain in the South Vietnamese Army. Following the Vietnam War, Song Ngoc immigrated to the United States and settled into Houston, Texas with his family, where he followed his entrepreneurial spirit, opening several small businesses, including convenient stores, restaurants and commercial real estate properties.
Song Ngoc had a lifelong love affair with music, but his greatest love was for his immediate family. He greatly enjoyed spending time with them, and in his last few years, spent relaxing weekends at their family lake house. He is survived by his wife, Vo Thanh Thi, of 52 years, four adult children, Ann, Dean and his wife Miriam, Wayne and his wife Jenny, Chau Nguyen, and 8 grandchildren, including, Sean, Jayden, Kylie, Mailynh, Katelynh, Nia, Ryan and Myles.
Song Ngoc is preceded in death by his parents, Nguyen Ngoc Tham and Tram Thi Huong. He is also survived by his sisters, Huynh Bac Lien, Huynh Kim Hoa, Nguyen Thi Huong, Nguyen Thi Loc, and their spouses and children.
The family wants to thank his many friends and fellow music industry colleagues for their messages of love and support from Houston, California and around the world.
Gia đình chúng tôi vô cùng thương tiếc báo tin cùng thân bằng quyến thuộc, bạn hữu xa gần:
Chồng, cha, ông, anh của chúng tôi là
ANTHONY NGUYỄN NGỌC THƯƠNG
(Nhạc sĩ Song Ngọc)
Sinh ngày 27 tháng 12 năm 1943 tại Mỹ Phước, Long Xuyên, Việt Nam
Đã về với Chúa lúc 8 giờ 30 tối ngày 14 tháng 10 năm 2018 tại Houston, Texas
Hưởng thọ 75 tuổi
Tang gia đồng khấp báo
Vợ: Võ Thị Thanh
Trưởng nữ: Ann Nguyễn
Trưởng nam: Dean Nguyễn, vợ Miriam
Thứ nam: Wayne Nguyễn, vợ Jenny
Thứ nữ: Châu Nguyễn
Các cháu nội: Sean, Jayden, Kylie, Mailynh, Katelynh, Nia, Ryan, và Myles
Các em gái: Huynh Bac Lien, Huynh Kim Hoa, Nguyen Thi Huong, Nguyen Thi Loc, cùng chồng và các con cháu
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