OBITUARY: Wanda Lou Powell Pettis


Mrs. Wanda Lou Powell Pettis, age 73 of Portland, Tennessee passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at TriStar Portland.

Wanda was born on September 9, 1950 in Bradenton, Florida to the late Bill and Delilah Powell.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Pettis, Sr.; grandsons, James Michael Roberts and Ryan Cody Pettis.

She is survived by her children, Toni Roberts, Larry Pettis, Jr., and Lori (Terry) Pearson; grandchildren, Joshua Pearson, Amanda (Zach) Trammel, Travis Petty, Sr., Ashley Roberts, and Kyle Pettis; great-grandchildren, Tyler Pearson, Travis Petty, Jr., Emma Petty, Sidro Roberts, Carter Petty, Memphis Roberts, Soledad Roberts, and Michael Roberts.

Funeral Services was held on Sunday, January 21st at 1:00 PM from the chapel of Sellars Family Heritage at Portland with Pastor Steve Severance officiating. Interment will follow the service at Old Brush Cemetery with Zach Trammel, Travis Petty, Sr., Joshua Pearson, Terry Pearson, Karl Pike, Tyler Zimmerman, and Kody Mittelstrasser serving as pallbearers. Visitation with the family was Sunday, January 21st from 11:00 AM until service time at 1:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations for the funeral expenses.

Arrangements by Sellars Family Heritage at Portland, 610 N. Broadway Street, Portland, TN 37148. (615)325-5010, obit line (615)325-9725. Online condolences can now be made at


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