Grand Strand Chapter of the

     Military Officers Association of America

Major Glenn Thomas ("Tom") Satterfield, Sr., 87, passed away peacefully Monday, May 22, 2023, at his home in Myrtle Beach. His dedicated service to Grand Strand MOAA helped make our Chapter what it is today. Please see his full obituary below:

Tom Satterfield passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Monday May 22, 2023 at his home in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. He was born on May 21, 1936 in Raleigh, North Carolina to the late Boston Jeffreys & Virginia Honeycutt Jeffreys.

Along with his parents, Tom is reunited in passing with his brother, Dr. William C. Satterfield formerly of Weaverville, NC; & grandson, Robert D. Kearns, III.

Tom proudly served our country in the United States Air Force. Following his retirement from the military, Tom was led to a life of helping those in need. Tom proudly obtained his first Master’s Degree in business from the University of Hawaii. He later received his second Master’s Degree in Healthcare from Trinity University, and went on to become a skilled and dedicated administrator for several hospitals, before finally settling down within the Tidelands Healthcare Network. Tom was able to retire from the healthcare industry from Georgetown Hospital as their Director of Patient Financial Services. Upon Tom’s well-deserved retirement, he was able to enjoy the finer things in life. In his free time, Tom could be found lounging around- relishing the peace and quiet, or enjoying the outdoors- golfing, camping, and fishing. When the weather didn’t cooperate, Tom enjoyed cheering on The University of Alabama football team (as a proud alumnus). He was an avid Myrtle Beach Pelicans season ticket holder. Tom loved his family with his whole heart. He was his granddaughter’s biggest cheerleader and at times, their chauffer. He quite often could be found sneaking off with the children to retrieve ice cream! Tom’s granddaughters will always remember how they’d tell their grandfather, “I love you!” to which he would simply reply, “Ok!” Tom will be deeply missed but will be fondly remembered for his quick wit, his bright smile and the laughter that could light up the darkest room.

Left to cherish Tom’s memory are his adoring wife of over 59 years, Mrs. Sylvia B. Satterfield of Myrtle Beach; children, Ronda Fielding and husband, Todd of Forney, TX, Glenn "Buddy" T. Satterfield, Jr. and his wife, Traci of Murrells Inlet & Sheryl "Sheri" S. Kearns and husband, Robert of Myrtle Beach; granddaughters, Amanda, Savannah, Alli, Sydney & Alexis;  his beloved k-9, Maggie Lou; as well as a large, loving extended family and many supportive friends and neighbors.

A Celebration of Tom’s life will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Myrtle Beach, 3810 Robert M Grissom Pkwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577. Tom’s service will be on June 6th at 2pm.  Burial will be held in Arlington National Cemetery, at a later date.

At the request of the family, please consider memorial contributions in lieu of flowers. Donations in Tom’s name may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Road Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or at,

To view these details online or to offer words of comfort through the online guestbook, kindly visit the funeral home website at

Burroughs Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, SC (843.651.1440) is assisting the family.

Francis “Frank” Anthony Esposito, 76, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 25, 2023, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home Chapel, Myrtle Beach.  A full obituary follows:  


Francis “Frank” Anthony Esposito, 76, of Myrtle Beach, SC passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 22, 2023 with his wife and children by his side at Grand Strand Medical Center.  “Frank, Frankie and Dad” as his close friends and family called him was a husband, father, grandfather and patriot. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Ellen, three children Andrew, Kevin, Tara, and three grandchildren Isabelle, Brayden and Rylee.  

Frank was an avid golfer who never met a high risk shot he did not like.  His favorite club was often “driver off the deck.”  He was golfing right up to the day his illness began in earnest.   In his later years, Frank devoted much of his free time to veterans programs including the Military Officers Association of America, raising money for JR ROTC college scholarships, homeless veterans and at risk veteran families.  

On July 9th, 1971 then First Lieutenant Esposito of the United States Army received The Distinguished Flying Cross medal “For heroism while participating in aerial flight evidenced by voluntary action above and beyond the call of duty in Laos.”  Frank continued in service to the military and his country, retiring with the rank of Colonel in 1998.  Colonel Esposito was an active member of the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association.  

Upon completion of full time military service, Frank had a successful career with Mobil Oil throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.  

In heaven Frank will be reunited with HIS black lab Casey.  After Casey’s passing Frank always carried dog biscuits on his person to make acquaintance with other four legged friends.

Born July 18, 1946, Frank was born to Francis and Viola Esposito with one younger brother Douglas in Rockville Centre, NY.  

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you please make a donation in Frank’s name to the Grand Strand Humane Society  for homeless animals.  

Funeral services will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, March 25, 2023, at McMillan-Small Funeral Home Chapel, Myrtle Beach.

MOAA Grand Strand Chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Mailing Address:  Grand Strand Chapter MOAA,  P.O. Box 15842,  Surfside Beach, SC. 29587

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