Thomas Russell Silk of Lexington, Va., passed away on April 11, 2016 at the Carillon Stonewall Jackson Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife Carol Pope Silk.
He was a former resident of Newark, Del., and Pompano Beach, Fla. Born in Norristown, Pa., Tom was a graduate of the University of Delaware where he lettered in baseball and football. Tom was an active member of Theta Chi fraternity, and was appointed Regimental Commander for the university R.O.T.C. He later served in the Korean War.
Tom retired from IBM management in 1987, having served in the United States and Vienna, Austria. He was a member of the English Speaking Union, community foundation, Lexington Country Club, Virginia Antiquities, Civil War Roundtable, The Stonewall Jackson House volunteer group, Hospice, Rotary Club, and a member of the R.E. Lee Memorial Church.