Services Thursday for Ken McMullen

Sandra ClarkObits, Powell

Services will be Thursday, Aug. 5, for Kenneth E. McMullen, who passed away July 29, 2021. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Powell United Methodist Church, 323 W. Emory Road, with the funeral service to follow at 1. Interment will follow at Lynnhurst Cemetery.


Mr. McMullen was a 40-year leader with Weigel’s Inc., rising to the top position, chief executive officer. He was the first non-family member CEO in the company’s 90-year history.

He led in tandem with Bill Weigel, current board chair, and the men grew the company to 70 stores and a bakery. Weigel’s was named 2019 Convenience Store Chain of the Year by the industry trade association.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Lana McMullen. Together they made many contributions to the Powell and greater Knoxville community. Additional obituary information here.

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