Wade Chittam, the fun-loving University of South Carolina Lancaster chemistry professor whose smile illuminated classrooms for more that four decades, died Sunday. He was 72.
The Limestone, Ala., native taught general and organic chemistry at USCL from 1968 to 2009. The student body twice named him the university’s top professor, and he retired with the title of professor emeritus.
Chittam is survived by his wife, Angie, and their two children and two grandchildren.