Donna Powers Woods, age 79, passed away peacefully Friday, June 9, 2023, in the presence of her loving husband, James. Donna currently resided in Knoxville but was a former longtime resident of Oak Ridge.
Donna was a member of the New York Avenue Church of Christ and taught 8th-grade Science at Robertsville Middle School from 1967-1997 before starting a career in Real Estate. She became owner/broker at Realty 100 in Oak Ridge and later worked as a broker for Linda Brown Realty in Oak Ridge. During this time, she was a tour guide for Oak Ridge National Laboratory from 1966-2006. She also had the opportunity to serve as a tour guide at the 1982 World’s Fair.
Donna was preceded in death by father, Washington Powers; mother, and Ruby Lee Gillespie Powers of Murfreesboro. Survivors include husband, James Edward Woods; stepson, Steven Woods & wife, Paula of Knoxville; step-grandson, Joshua Woods & wife, Gloria of Kingston; and step-great grandsons, Brady and Damian Woods of Kingston.
The family will receive friends 2-4 pm EST Sunday, June 11, 2023, at Weatherford Mortuary in Oak Ridge. Funeral Services will follow at 4 pm with Rev. Tim Hardy officiating. They will also receive friends 12-2 pm CST at Woodfin Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 pm CST at Evergreen Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at weatherfordmortuary.com or woodfinchapel.com.