Susan Grier Smith Carr

Susan Grier Smith Carr

Windsor, VA
02.02.1949 - 11.20.2020
North Carolina

Susan Grier Smith Carr passed on November 20, 2020 with her husband of 49 years, Chester Glenn Carr, and her three children by her side.

Susan was born in Elkin, NC on February 2, 1949 to Randall Lee and Geraldine Smith.

She earned her degree from Campbell College where she also met her husband, Glenn. Susan and Glenn were married on July 17, 1971, and raised their three children on the family farm in Windsor, VA.

Susan wholly and happily devoted her life to her family. Caring for and celebrating her children and grandchildren was her greatest joy. The epitome of grace, her sincere warmth, kindness, and ability to make people feel welcome touched many lives. Her remarkable talent for creating and entertaining was rare and wonderful.

She is preceded in death by her mother, father and brother, Randall Steve Smith.

She will forever remain in the hearts of her husband, Glenn; son, Randall Scott Carr (Heather); daughters, Kelly Grier Carr Twiddy (Ross) and Sarah Glenn Carr; her 6 treasured grandchildren, Hope, Miller, Hattie Belle, Waylyn, Julep and Steele; and sister, Margaret Walters.

Due to COVID, a private service will be held at the family mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations in Susan’s name to JDRF, 1400 K St. NW Suite 1200 Washington, DC 20005 or any other charity benefitting children. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at


Glenn and Family, You and your Family have my heart felt sympathy in the loss of your wife, Mother, and Grandmother.

Robert Holland

So sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for comfort and grace during these difficult days.

Wayne and Debbie Braswell

Glenn & Family: You have our heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Susan was blessed to have such a caring family. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. May God Bless.

Durwood & Carolyn Scott

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Carr family. We know Susan will be Greatly missed by All .
Love and prayers,
Sharon & Elmer

Sharon & Elmer Jones

Sorry for great loss things will get better as time goes on but you'll never forget. Just think what an asset she will be in heaven .

Tommy Ellis

We are very saddened to hear this news. Every time I came into her presence she always had a smile and a kind word. It was obvious that she loved her family and that she was very supportive of Glenn and her children. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Tommy and Karen Austin

Glenn & Family, I was so sorry to learn of Susan,s passing. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. It is so hard to loose a loved one. As you mourn her loss and celebrate her life, know that others are praying for you during this difficult time. I remember all the children, as I frequently gave them rides to the Academy when I worked at the ASCS Office when they were small. She will be greatly missed.

Joan Boyce Minter, Port Charlotte, Florida

My heart breaks for your family in this time of loss. I am so sorry. Thomas and I are thinking of you all and hope you share peace is this togetherness. While it has been years since I've seen your mother, it seems like yesterday I remember going in the kitchen like stepping back in time to a world that was simple, slower and so southernly hospitable. I remember her closet vividly and the blue leather couch that I would "claim" for sleepovers. I can hear her voice (the very Colosse accent, "Kelly Grier"), see her smile, and almost smell the undoubtably wonderful meal she was preparing for us. She was a treasure for sure and I know will be greatly missed.

Thomas and Beth Darden

What a wonderful and beautiful soul. She was so very kind and thoughtful. Mama thought the world of you two. She was especially kind to mama


Glenn, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Susan was such a sweet person and always greeted people with her smile. May God wrap you in his arms at this most difficult time in your life.

Nancy & Bobby Rountree

Glenn, you and your family have been in my thoughts for a long time. Life without Susan will be different but together you will be ok, even though many days you will wonder how! She was a good friend and I have many wonderful memories of our families being together.
Take life one day at a time and grieve when ever you feel the need. It is not a one day process. All of you are in my prayers.

Vicki George

Glenn, my thoughts and prayers are with you, Scott, Grier, Sarah and their families.
I know your wonderful memories will be a blessing in the days to come! Susan was a special person to all who ever knew her!! I will miss her wonderful smile!

Cindy Darden Sanders

Glenn, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the coming days. Susan was a sweetheart and we share in your family's loss. May your many wonderful memories bring you comfort in the months to come.

Tom and Kathy Queen

Kathy Queen

Glenn, our thoughts and prayers are for you and your family in this time of sadness. May God place his healing hands on your hearts and bring you comfort.
Ronnie and Gayle

Ronnie and Gayle Johnson

So sorry for your family's loss.
The Franklins

Alan Franklin

Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of Susan. She was such a nice person.
Heaven will have a place for her and you will see her on the outer side.
God Bless,
Don and Carol Davis

Don and Carol Davis

Dear Carr Family, I once worked with your mother in doing flower arrangements for the daughter of a mutual friend who taught at NSA. I remember she was so easy to work with-we had fun getting to know each other. I also remember she was very talented in making flower arrangements. It was a brief encounter in the span of a lifetime but a lovely memory for me. Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of such a loving mother and wife.

Brenda Kincaid

Glenn and family

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Susan. I have always cherished the friendship that my family has had with your family. I wish that I was able to tell you that in person during these difficult times. Please take comfort in all the wonderful memories that you have of her. She was a great wife, mother and grandmother.

Ward Eason

I am saddened to read about the passing of Mrs. Carr. I just wanted to let you know we are thinking about you in this time of sadness.

Richard Vaughan and Staff

My thoughts are with your entire family and I am very sorry for your loss. I am Susan’s cousin on her father’s side. I have many memories growing up of Susan, Markie, and Steve. I recall family reunions and many times in Elkin. We were closer in age than the other cousins so we would hang out.
After college, we drifted away from each other into new lives. I was informed of Susan’s death by Richard Noe, mutual cousin, and I have informed other family members.
She leaves behind her husband Glenn and wonderful children to celebrate her life.

Anne Lewis

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