Glenn Edward Tate

May 1, 1956 - January 11, 2015
Glenn Edward Tate


Glenn “Skip” Tate entered the arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ January 11, 2015 at NHRMC in Wilmington, NC.

A celebration of Glenn’s life will be held at Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church at 2 PM on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Memorial Service will be conducted by Rev. Steve Mattis. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Myrtle Grove Evangelical Presbyterian Church – Glenn Tate Memorial. A special thanks to NHRMC – CCU for Glenn’s care.

Glenn was born in Dallas, TX, May 1, 1956. He was the son of Joseph Tate and Peggy McCain and is survived by his mother, his brother William Tate, his wife Nonie, and a niece, Rachel.

Glenn was in the US Army and spent over 21 years education US Special Operations personnel (Rangers, Special Forces, DELTA, SEALS, and police SWAT teams). He was body guard to US Army Special Forces Generals. Glenn was a high level trainer as a DOD Contractor training personnel in the French Foreign Legion, and British Commandos. Glenn served in Germany, Haiti, Bosnia, Austria, Iran, and Iraq. Lately Glenn had business as a personal defense instructor.

Glenn was a charismatic praise and worship leader who wrote several of his songs. His passion for Jesus was the core of who he was.

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  • January 13, 2015
    Debora Hutchens says:
    Glenn was my brother in Christ. He was always quick to give an encouraging word & a BIG bear hug! He was also an American patriot who loved & served his country faithfully. He is now home with his Heavenly Father. He will be sorely missed.

  • January 20, 2015
    Dana Emery says:
    Many have said that Glenn was doing what he had learned to love, playing tennis.We miss him, his intensity was real, as was his kindness and compassion.

  • January 22, 2015
    Pedro says:
    Thank you Glenn for all the support, training and appreciation you gave to me and the rest of my teammates from the UNCW tennis team. We will never forget your strength, fitness and your passion for team spirit you shared with us. We will always remember the days you had us crawling through the cafeteria because our legs were so sore from your training. You always came out to cheer at our matches and I feel blessed to have met you. Rest in peace. Hoo-ah!

  • January 15, 2015
    ANN PITTS says:
    Glenn was our night time sitter for my husband, Ed Pitts, for the last two years of his life. Glenn was always on time at 9 p.m. were he cared for Ed during the night hours until 5 a.m. His kindness and encouragement was constant and so greatly appreciated. He enabled me to get a good night's sleep and be ready to care for Ed during the day time. He was like a son for he was the same age of our children and it is hard to believe that this healthy, happy man is gone from our midst. He is enjoying Jesus in Heaven just like he enjoyed Jesus on earth. Thank you, Glenn for blessing us in such a special way.

  • April 30, 2015
    Dave Davis says:
    I thought of Glenn "Skip" Airborne Tate today because of a Training Project to begin soon in Florida. I worked with Skip intensely in Iraq at Camp Michigan. I filmed two of his first DVDs with him under Combat Survival Skills. He trained me extensively in many aspects of Survival, Hi-Threat personal protection and of course Spirituality...I have lost a true friend and a fellow warrior! His system and legacy will continue.. My Condolences to his entire family! Respectfully in Christ, D.L. Davis