Tom was born in Christianburg, Virginia and lived there until he married Geraldine Baker. Tom played football in high school, then served 4 years in the US Navy and then started working for VPI for a
while. He retired from Norfolk Naval Shipyard in 2008.
Tom and Geraldine have two daughters and are grandparents and great grandparents. Tom loves to read, do research on his geneology, play around with his guitar, and raise a garden.
Tom has led singing, has preached and taught classes over the years.