Major Glenn D. Fite Promoted to Glory
Glenn DeWayne Fite, Sr., was born on January 24, 1940. As a Salvation Army officer, he served faithfully for over 41 years. On July 9, 2022, as his family gathered round him singing, “I’m in His Hands,” Glenn was Promoted to Glory.
Following graduation from Lawton High School in 1959, Glenn attended Cameron College, earning his degree in Arts and Sciences in 1962. One year prior, he married Mildred Young on June 12, 1961. They entered the training college out of Lawton, Oklahoma as members of the Proclaimers Of The Faith Session, and were commissioned as officers on June 5, 1964.
Major Fite’s corps appointments were to: Ponca City, Oklahoma; Nashville Magness Citadel, Tennessee; Danville, Kentucky; and, High Point, North Carolina. Divisional staff appointments were to the Arkansas-Oklahoma Division (divisional youth secretary & divisional music director); Texas Division (divisional youth secretary); North & South Carolina Division (divisional youth secretary & divisional music director); and, Kentucky-Tennessee Division (divisional secretary, general secretary).
He also served as area commander in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Mobile, Alabama.
His final two appointments were to the Community Relations Department at the Southern Territorial Headquarters, as director of advisory board development and CRD Secretary.
Majors Glenn & Milly Fite entered honored retirement on August 1, 2005.
Major Fite is survived by his wife of 61 years, Major Mildred Fite, and children Glenn D. Fite, Jr.; Major Connie (Steve) Long; Cynthia (Todd) Long; Major Christine (Michael) Harris; and Major Candace (Jose) Marquez. He also leaves 24 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren with one more on the way; nieces and nephews (too many to count and name); and a plethora of brothers and sisters in Christ.
His “Homegoing” verse is Philippians 3:14, “I press on toward the mark for the prize for which God called me heavenward in Christ.” A favorite phrase of Major Fite that he would share now is, “Be your best for God and do your best for the Army.” He has left a legacy of faithful service and has heard, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”
A celebration of life service will be held at the Atlanta (Temple) Corps on Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 4 PM.
– Major Frank Duracher