Glenn Austin

In Memorial

Carl Glenn Austin, Sr., who practiced law in Elizabeth City for over thirty-five years, died peacefully at his home on December 4, 2013 at age 84. Mr. Austin was born in Clayton, NC, the only child of Mozelle and Carl Austin. After graduating from the original campus of Wake Forest University in Wake Forest, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Navy and retired after serving for twenty years. He graduated from Memphis State School of Law in 1973 and moved to Elizabeth City with his family. He became a partner in the law firm of Jennette, Morrison and Austin and later opened his own law firm until his retirement at 80.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-four years, Jo Ann Austin; his sons, Carl Austin and wife Cheila of Morehead City, NC and Chris Austin and wife Marti of Chesapeake, VA; his daughters Kimberly Parrish of Elizabeth City, Signe Albertson Snipes and husband Rick of Atlanta, GA and JoBrent Austin of Charlotte, NC. He had four grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Christ Episcopal Church in Elizabeth City with Father Ed Mullen and Rev. Grace Wood officiating. The family will receive visitors after the service at the residence, 1408 Horner Street, Elizabeth City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA of NENC, P. O. Box 1772, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or to Christ Episcopal Church, 200 McMorrine Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Austin family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at

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  1. Catherine Eason Gardner

    Jo Ann and family, we are very saddened to learn of the death of Glenn. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

  2. Mary Cherry-Tirak

    Jo Ann and family…I don’t know what to say other than I’m so sorry. Glenn was one of a kind and a very special person and friend. I have had both Glenn and Jo Ann on my mind lately but had not taken the time to visit. I will now regret that. I’m so glad I knew Glenn! My prayers are with you all.
    Mary Cherry-Tirak

  3. Marion, Libby and Lou

    A bright star has left us and is now shining in heaven. Glenn truly was one of a kind and he will be missed by us all. Please know that we are thinking of you and praying that your hearts will mend quickly. We love you!!!

  4. Mary Ann Aydlett

    My heart goes out to all of you at this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Ray & Debbie Potts

    Jo Ann and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. He was such a special man and we were proud to call him a friend. He will be missed by many. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time or sorrow!!
    Ray & Debbie Potts

  6. David Lansey

    Jo Ann and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I hope you can fill your heart with all the wonderful memories of your time together. David Lansey

  7. Ginger O'Neal

    Dear Jo Ann,
    I am so sorry and want you to know that you have been on my mine so often as I can relate to all you have been through as the caregiver for Glenn. He was blessed to have you taking care of him and your crown now has another jewel! My prayers and thoughts are with you~ Ginger

  8. Ann Hoffman

    Dear JoAnn and Kim,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on Glenn’s passing. I am thinking of you. –Ann

  9. sheila rose tyler

    Kim and family,
    So sorry to learn of your dad’s death. When I was Clerk of Superior Court for Currituck County, he was one of my favorites! My prayer for you and your family is that our Lord and Savior will wrap his arms around you and bring you comfort and peace.
    God’s Blessings,

  10. Joy Pritchard and the Register of Deeds office

    JoAnn and family, We were sorry to hear of Glenn’s passing. He was a very special man to all of us and was a pleasure and privilege to know. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

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