Glenn E. Skinner, Jr. – Virginia Beach
Captain Glenn E. Skinner, Junior, US Navy retired, died on April 17, 2011. He was born on July 4, 1925, in Jacksonville, Illinois. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Chambers Skinner, four children, Glenna, Beth, Jim Rose, and Nancy Bill, four grandchildren, Jarrett Ayisha, Sarah, John, and Gregory, and great-grandson, Dawson.
Captain Skinner began his naval career as a Seaman in 1943 and served on active duty and the ready reserve until he was commissioned in May, 1949. He was designated a Naval Aviator in 1950. During his career he flew single and multi-engine aircraft. He was also a helicopter pilot and commander of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Two. His service included duty on six ships: two amphibious command ships and four carriers, including ENTERPRISE and AMERICA. Among his final tours, he served as Inspector General for Commander, Naval Air Forces, US Atlantic Fleet.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26th, at the
Westminster-Canterbury Chapel, Virginia Beach. Memorial donations may be made to the Ocean Park Rescue Squad or the Westminster-Canterbury
Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cremate.org.
Captain Skinner’s ashes will be scattered at sea on a later date.