Carl Jeffrey (Jeff) Howard, age 47, of Decatur, TN went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Athens Regional Medical Center. He was a member of the West End Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, J. E. and Naomi (Daugherty) Howard; brothers, Ronny Howard, David Howard, Richie Howard. He is survived by his wife, Kimberly (Hamby) Howard of Decatur, TN; one son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Jacqueline Howard, McMinn County Coach, of Athens, TN; two daughters, Carli Howard and Julia Howard, both of Decatur, TN; one brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Winona Howard, of Athens, TN; four sisters and three brother-in-laws, Gail and Jim Lamb, Deloris and David Hacker, all of Athens, TN, Connie Freeman of Delano, TN, Lisa and Jeff Thurman of Athens, TN; one Granddaughter Mackenzie Howard of Athens, TN. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at Bowers Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Price and Andy Stephens officiating. Interment will be in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Athens, TN. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at the funeral home.