Mapping out  a life well lived

Jefferson City resident William “Whit” Whitworth served the Tennessee National Guard, the U.S. Army and and the Tennessee Military Department for almost a half century. He also served as the first campus-based professor of military science (1980-83) in Carson-Newman University’s history. – SUBMITTED

Whit Whitworth knows the moment he first wanted to fly helicopters. He knows it like you know your name.

What he did not know, nor could have ever imagined, was that his interest in flying, along with teaching gifts, mapping proficiencies, technical abilities and leadership skills would carry him around the world. His voluminous resume, operations and other interests mean time spent with the 82-year yields more stories than can be told over a couple of pages.

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