OBITUARY

Thomas Richard Volk

December 16, 1927September 11, 2020

Thomas Richard Volk, 92, of Lynchburg, Virginia, passed away on September 11, 2020.

Tom was born in Owensboro, Kentucky on December 16, 1927, one of ten children of the late Anna Fuerst and Joseph Edward Volk Sr. After 21 years of travel with the Navy, Tom and his family enjoyed over 38 years in Woodbridge and 18 years in the Lake of the Woods, west of Fredericksburg.

From 1945 to 1966, Tom served honorably in the United States Navy. During his Naval career, Tom served on both the USS Rockbridge, where he was a part of the recommissioning for the Korean War, and the USS Suribachi, as well as serving in various administrative roles both in Washington, D.C. and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. He retired from the Navy in 1966 and started a second career with Lindstrom & Associates in Washington, D.C. from which he ultimately retired in the 1980’s.

Tom was blessed throughout his life with his family and many great friends and was very active enjoying various sports and activities. He was a devoted fan of the Washington Redskins through both the championship years as well as the lean years and loved watching the Washington Senators at Griffith Stadium. He also enjoyed traveling, especially to see extended family in Kentucky and Mississippi. Tom is survived by his loving wife, Mary Alice, to whom he was married for over 59 years. He is also survived by his daughters Marsha Volk Phillips (married to Chip Phillips) of Richmond, Virginia, and Susan Volk Comerford (married to Larry Comerford) of Lynchburg, Virginia, along with his son, Steve Volk of Woodbridge, Virginia. Tom was immensely proud of his seven grandchildren: Chase Phillips, Adam Phillips, Justin Phillips, Nick Comerford, Kelsey Comerford, Mary Kate Comerford and Riley Comerford. A private funeral service will be held in Lynchburg, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association or American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements by Whitten Funeral Home, Lynchburg Va.

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Amy Truman

September 17, 2020

Marsha and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you all are able to take comfort in each other and in the knowledge that your father left behind an amazing legacy.

Sending you all the love from Texas,
Amy and Chris Truman

Don & Terri Volk

September 17, 2020

Mary Alice and family,

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers. Uncle Richard was such a kind man. We are sorry we cannot be there but you will continue to be in our prayers.

Don & Terri Volk

Cathy Hagan

September 15, 2020

Aunt Mary Alice,
I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Richard's death. It was always so much fun when you all would come to Owensboro. Please know you all are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you!

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