DR. HOWARD CHITWOOD, age 86, of Jefferson City, TN passed away peacefully on January 15, 2019. He earned degrees from Cumberland College, Carson Newman College, University of Florida and University of Tennessee, and was a veteran of the U. S. Army. In 1957 he returned to Carson Newman College where he taught mathematics for 38 years. In 1975, he was named Distinguished Faculty Member of Carson Newman College. He was a longtime, active member of First Baptist Church of Jefferson City and was an avid bird watcher. Preceded in death by parents, Noah and Maude Chitwood; brothers, Houston and Leon Chitwood; sister, Edith Trammell. He is survived by his precious wife of 65 years, JoAnn Duggins Chitwood; sons, Jeff Chitwood (Julie) of Jefferson City, and Wesley Chitwood of Knoxville; several nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed and remembered as a kind and gentle soul by numerous friends in the church, college and birdwatching community. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 18, 2019 at First Baptist Church of Jefferson City with Dr. Ellen DiGiosia and Dr. Bill Rosser officiating. Interment will follow at Jefferson Memorial Gardens with military honors by VFW Post #5266. Family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Chitwood Math Scholarship of Carson Newman College, or First Baptist Church of Jefferson City.