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Colonel Glenn Douglas Addison (USAFR, Ret.)

Colonel Glenn Douglas Addison (USAFR, Ret.)
  • September 4, 1957 - December 27, 2017
  • Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to:
  • The Citadel Foundation, designated to the Daniel Scholarship Fund
    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston, SC 29409-6230

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These were some of our life and times as brothers in arms roomates at Eglin AFB “Anne: I know I wrote you a personal letter about my life and times with Glenn and in that letter you will see how important your husband was to me...Read More »
1 of 40 | Posted by: Robert Tullman - San Antonio, TX

“Dearest Ann and Family,I am very saddened to learn of Glenns passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will always cherish the laughs that I...Read More »
2 of 40 | Posted by: Paula Bullard - Lexington, SC

“I'm very sorry for your loss Blessed are those who mourn since they will be comforted Matthew 5:4 ”
3 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“Ann and Family. I am so sorry to learn of Glenn's passing. I also deeply regret not being able to attend his funneral services in that I was in the...Read More »
4 of 40 | Posted by: COL (Ret) Donald M Tomasik - SC

“I graduated from The Citadel -class of 69. I later served later with Glenn At McEntire and later at Al Kharz in Saudia Arabia. I was a weekender and...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: Ray Mixon - Cayce, SC

“Glenn was one of the kindest people I have ever met. He always had a smile and a great sense of humor. He was an inspiration and served so many. ...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Missy Kneece Calvert - New York, NY

“May God give you strength and courage in this difficult time.My thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
7 of 40 | Posted by: Terry Sharpe - Columbia

“For such an honor to be friends with Glenn. Peace be with you, my brother of The Citadel. ”
8 of 40 | Posted by: Robert Caffey - Orangeburg, SC

“To the Addison Family,We are deeply saddened and heartbroken over the loss of your dear Glenn. Please know you are in our thoughts,prayers,and in our...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Elaine, Bill, and Leigh Ann Littlejohn - SC

“Ann, Taylor Regan, and Joseph, Glenn was truly one of a kind. His smile and wit were gifts to all who knew him and loved him. I pray that the Lord...Read More »
10 of 40 | Posted by: Donna Roberts - Fredericksburg, VA

Glenn's chair from his retirement “Glenn sent me a picture of this chair and it's significance of many years of dedicated service to his nation, his Alma Mater, and everyone he came in...Read More »
11 of 40 | Posted by: Jim Phillips - Orlando, FL

“Dear Ann,Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.I am so very sorry for your loss and I pray God gives you strength to get...Read More »
12 of 40 | Posted by: Mike Drosieko - Easley, SC

“Ann, so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. ”
13 of 40 | Posted by: Charles Savage - Columbia, SC

“Ann, So sorry to hear of your loss. Alec called to tellMe of Glenn's passing. We'll keep you in our thoughts & prayers. ...Read More »
14 of 40 | Posted by: A friend

“To the Addison Family,May you have peace and comfort. I knew Glenn when I was a 2 striper as we were stationed together at Myrtle Beach AFB. My...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: John & Sharen Burt - Destin, FL

“To Dan and family,Jan and I were sorry to hear about your brother. ”
16 of 40 | Posted by: David Jordan - Columbia, SC

“My deepest sympathy, May your loved one sleep for a while until he stands up alive and whole in the Paradise. John 11:24 ”
17 of 40 | Posted by: Regie McM - SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. Many prayers are being made in your behalf that you find peace and comfort from God. Psalm 83:18; Ps 65:2 ”
18 of 40 | Posted by: Ola

“Many memories of my dear, sweet cousin, Glenn. Twins of different mother's. We grew up together, yet grew apart with your many military...Read More »
19 of 40 | Posted by: Jeanne Addison Griffith - SC

“COL Glenn Douglas Addison can best be described as the quintessential"Whole Person" Glenn took the "Whole Person" concept to heart and exemplifies it...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: Dave & Beth Krumwiede - Abbeville, SC

“May the peace that only God can provide be with your family. ”
21 of 40 | Posted by: Donna Burch - Charleston, SC

“Please accept my deepest condolences. God will comfort you because he cares for you and understands what you are going through. ”
22 of 40 | Posted by: Annette S - Goose Creek, SC

“Dear Ann and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very sad difficult time. Sybil ”
23 of 40 | Posted by: Sybil Hill - Mt Pleasant, SC

“We remember Glenn from his preparation and support during Desert Storm. He greeted each plane as we arrived and put our minds at rest by having...Read More »
24 of 40 | Posted by: Linda & Randy Coleman - SC

“Deepest sympathy Avery and Kathy Phifer ”
25 of 40 | Posted by: Kathy Phifer

“TO THE ADDISON FAMILY:HOW SAD YOU ALL MUST BE TO HAVE LOST SUCH A FINE MAN, SO YOUNG, SO DEDICATED TO FAMILY, COUNTRY AND OUR LORD. WHO WOULD HAVE...Read More »
26 of 40 | Posted by: GLORIA BURG - COLUMBIA, SC

“Deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to Ann, the children, and all the loved ones of Colonel, USAF (Ret) Glenn Addison. We salute him for his...Read More »
27 of 40 | Posted by: Steve & Sarah Rowe - Mt Pleasant, SC

“Dear Ann, Taylor, Joseph, Betty, Janet and Dan,Phil and I are so incredibly sorry for your loss of Glenn! I enjoyed the time we shared serving...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Allison Love - Columbia, SC

“So sorry to hear about Glenn's passing. I had many cherished moments as an South Carolina Air National Guard member with Colonel Glenn Addison. His...Read More »
29 of 40 | Posted by: Paul Caldwell - Slippery Rock, PA

“What a wonderful friend he was. I was always delighted to hear from him. Whether a visit, phone call or text I was always happy to hear his stories...Read More »
30 of 40 | Posted by: Jim Parker - Florence, SC

“Glenn was one of the most positive people I have ever known. He never seemed to have a bad day. Our daughters roomed together at Clemson and we were...Read More »
31 of 40 | Posted by: Bill DeLoache - Columbia, SC

“I will always remember Glenn's precious faith in the Lord and love for our great Nation. May his family and friends take strength and comfort from...Read More »
32 of 40 | Posted by: Brian Bohlman - SC

“What a amazing Citadel BroEven know I only saw every five years He will be sorely missedI pray that the Addison Family will fine comfort with our...Read More »
33 of 40 | Posted by: Don Gordon - Chesapeake, VA

“I knew little of Glen while I was a cadet two years behind him. I met him later in my sales career. His presence was eye catching and after a few...Read More »
34 of 40 | Posted by: William Moore - Midlothian, VA

“Valerie and I are very sorry to hear of Glenn's passing! He was a great friend and Citadel man! Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time...Read More »
35 of 40 | Posted by: Cliff Hefner - Elizabethtown, KY

“Glenn you have been such a role model for me and I will miss you, but look forward to reuniting in heaven. Peace be with you, friend. ”
36 of 40 | Posted by: Margaret Clarkson - Columbia, SC

“It was an honor to have had Glenn as a cherished friend. Not only was he a dear friend, he was a mentor to me. I hung on to his every word: Glenn...Read More »
37 of 40 | Posted by: Jim Phillips - Orlando, FL

“Dear Ann, family and Miss Betty,Jim and I are thinking of you every minute! We wish we could be there for you! Glenn was an awesome force! He will...Read More »
38 of 40 | Posted by: Debbie Phillips - Orlando, FL

“Although I did not meet Glenn until 2006 when I came to Merck, we quickly became friends. We worked together only 2 years but remained friends and...Read More »
39 of 40 | Posted by: Jones Morrow - Spartanburg, SC

“May GOD be with You Ann and all of your family as Glenn has gone to his Heavenly Home. There is no more pain in this earthly realm. Always...Read More »
40 of 40 | Posted by: Shirley Williams


Colonel Glenn Douglas Addison, 60, died peacefully in his Mount Pleasant, SC home on December 27, 2017. A decorated veteran of Desert Storm, he commanded the Services Squadron in Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia; he served as Chief of Intelligence and as Support Group Commander at McEntire Joint National Guard Base, South Carolina, and served in the US Air Force Reserve as Southeastern Regional Reserve Director for the Air Force National Security Emergency Preparedness Agency (AFNSEP). Glenn retired from service in 2009 with full honors.

Glenn was born on September 4, 1957, in Newport News, Virginia, to Dr. and Mrs. Gene Calvin Addison and grew up in Columbia, South Carolina, where he was a 1975 graduate of A.C. Flora High School. Glenn went on to attend The Citadel and was a beloved member of the Class of 1979. He was elected by the Legislature to serve as a member of The Citadel Board of Visitors from 2002-2014. He was Vice-Chairman of the Board for 4 years of his service. Glenn was a member of St. Andrew's Church and became a guiding light and inspiration to many as he responded to the love of our Heavenly Father. He was also an active member of many community organizations, including the Rotary Club, Kappa Alpha Order, and the Washington Light Infantry. Glenn spent over 30 years in the medical sales industry in roles including Vice President/Partner for Transmedical; as well as a Senior Sales Specialist for Merck Pharmaceuticals. He retired from his medical sales career in 2014; he then entered a new career with Wilmar, Inc., as the Sales Manager for South Carolina. Glenn was known for his wit and zest for life. He could tell a story like no other, and he never met a stranger…he was a true friend to all.

He is survived by his wife, Ann; sons, Taylor and Joseph; daughter, Regan; mother, Betty Addison; brother, Dan; sisters, Janet Shealy and Amy Louthian; mother-in-law, Therese Regan; and many loving family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Gene C. Addison.

A visitation will take place at the J. Henry Stuhr Funeral Home, 1494 Mathis Ferry Road, Mt. Pleasant, on Friday, December 29, 2017, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will be held at The Citadel Summerall Chapel at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, December 30, 2017, with a reception to follow. The burial will take place at a later date in the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC, with full military honors.

Funeral arrangements are provided by J. HENRY STUHR, INC., MOUNT PLEASANT CHAPEL.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Citadel Foundation, designated to The Daniel Scholarship Fund, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC, 29409.