James Wesley Powell

Staff Reports • Sep 3, 2018 at 2:53 PM

Funeral services for Mr. Powell will be held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. at the Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home in Lebanon with Tim Taylor and James McFerrin officiating. Interment will follow in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to the service at Ligon & Bobo.

Mr. Powell, age 93, of the Suggs Creek community in Mt. Juliet, passed away Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. Born in Wilson County, he was the son of the late James W. and Ora Mires Powell. He retired from Textron and was a faithful member of Center Chapel Church of Christ.  

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Lucile Lane Powell; son, James Nathan Powell; son-in-law, Richard VanDyke; sisters: Violet Murphy, Beatrice McPeak, Katherine Davis, Frances Smith, Helen Martin; two brothers, Edward Bland, Verner Powell; and daughter-in-law, Jeanna Powell.  

He is survived by his two children, Nannette Powell VanDyke, Troy (Ronie) Powell; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Center Chapel Church of Christ at 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, ligonbobo.com, 615-444-2142.

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