Cover photo for Darin Alan Pettitt's Obituary
Darin Alan Pettitt Profile Photo

Darin Alan Pettitt

April 30, 1969 — October 1, 2023


We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Darin Alan Pettitt, 54, of Hendersonville, TN, on October 1, 2023 from a heart attack. He was one of three children. He was born on April 30, 1969 to Alan Pettitt and Joni Illi in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He graduated Hendersonville High School in 1987 and went on to the University of Tennessee Knoxville, where he earned a Bachelor’s in business administration with a minor in marketing in 1998. He worked at the family business for many years before going on to work other capacities within the printing, merchandizing, and promotional products sector. When not furthering his career, Darin loved football and was a die- hard UT Vols and TN Titans Fan. He loved spending time at the beach with his family and friends. He loved music and dancing, and was recently learning how to play guitar from his dad. He loved being called “Pop Pop” by his grandchildren.
Those left behind to love and remember him are his father, Alan Pettitt; mother, Joni (Tom) Illi; sister, Kimmie (Ron) Jackson; brother, Jason Pettitt (Susan); Philip (Alicia) Illi; and Michael McCullough (and family); nephew and nieces, Josh Jackson, Lacey (Brandon) Carmack, Lucca Illi, and Sal Illi; the love of his life, Debi Gunther, their sons, Dylan (Monica) Gunther, Chris (Valerie) Stewart, Duncan (Ellen) Gunther, and Devin Gunther; grandchildren, Ophelia, Adeline, Gavin, Nathan, Jax, and Oliver; as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and Yong Sun (Mother-in-Law), whom he lovingly called Oma.
Family will be honoring Darin with a private Inurnment Memorial Service at Hendersonville Memorial Gardens in the Garden of the Cross. It will be followed by a Celebration of Life Bonfire for Family and Friends October 20th at six o’ clock by invitation ( His lovely partner Debi is honoring his wishes to celebrate with family and friends in a non-traditional way, where all attending are asked to wear UT orange gear in remembrance of Darin.


Visits: 112

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors