Word was received from Chiang Mai, Thailand that Thomas W. “Tom” Silkwood, LCC ’80, went home to be with the Lord on March 26, 2016.
Tom served as youth minister at Northland Church of Christ in Danville, IL, but spent most of his life working in Thailand at a children’s hostel and visiting villages, sharing the Word with the Thai people. He had an interest in photography and video production. Since 1992, he served as regional director for Good News Production, based in Joplin, MO. Surviving are his wife of 34 years, Gayle D. Smith Silkwood, LCC ’75-’76, three children, a sister, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Tom loved the Thai people and Thailand. His funeral and burial took place there.