James “Jimmy” Moser Jung ’49

Dr. James Moser Jung (Jimmy), 95, of Buies Creek, NC, passed away on May 19, 2024 at Universal Healthcare in Lillington, North Carolina.

Jimmy was born May 25, 1928 in Kannapolis, NC to the late Daniel and Lee Shee Jung.

He attended J.W. Cannon High School in Kannapolis, and was a 1949 graduate of Davidson College where he participated in the ROTC program. He was proud of his four winning seasons on the Davidson College wrestling team where he was fondly called “The Dragon” and was named team captain.  He served as 1st Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1951-1953. Following his service, he pursued additional certification at Catawba College.  After earning his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,  Dr. Jung served as Professor of Chemistry at Campbell University for more than 46 years.

Jimmy Jung was a brilliant man who loved puns and a good joke.  He appreciated good music, sometimes singing along or playing his guitar, though he claimed he was unable to do either.  He loved to play golf, and solve puzzles, especially his varied Rubik cubes. 

Jimmy was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Ludwig Jung;  his parents, his sister Mazelle Lee, and brothers Newmoon Jung, Kineson Jung, Lincoln Jung, and Walker Jung. 

He is survived by his children: Anita Bunce (Linwood), Dayna Scarborough (Rusty), Alisa Powers (Doug), David Jung (Johanna), and Krystal Alligood (Bart); his grandchildren: Daryn Stylianopoulos, Lin Story-Bunce, Kendall Grubb, June Bunce, Kirstyn Scarborough, Draegen Scarborough, Derrick Powers, Garyn Jung, Adrien Jung, Cohen Jung, Aydan Alligood, David Alligood, and Clay Alligood; his great-grandchildren: Fayrah Stylianopoulos, Anna Stylianopoulos, Teddy Stylianopoulos, Loukas Bunce, Maryn Bunce, Rya Bunce, Paxton Bunce, and Clara Grubb; and many special nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, May 25th, 2:00 pm at Memorial Baptist Church, 271 Leslie Campbell Avenue, Buies Creek, NC 27506. A time of fellowship will be held immediately following the service at the church. 

Memorials may be made to the James M. Jung & Patty L. Jung Endowed College of Arts and Sciences Scholarship Fund of Campbell University, Office of Scholarships, P.O. Box 567, Buies Creek, NC 27506; or to Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 485, Buies Creek, NC  27506.