Pancake, Dr. Bruce

Prominent Physician Was Father Of 2006 Miss Tennessee

Monday, September 17, 2007

Dr. Bruce Pancake, a well-loved and respected physician and surgeon in the Chattanooga area, died on Sunday, September 16, 2007.

Dr. Pancake was the owner of the Phoenix Center Spa Medicus located on Gunbarrel Road.

Bruce grew up in Gatlinburg and was valedictorian of his Pittman High School class. He was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He then attended medical school at the University of Tennessee at Memphis, earning his doctorate degree and board certification in otolaryngology (ENT) by the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

He served as lieutenant commander in the United States Navy, completing his medical internship and residency at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Portsmouth, Va., later beginning his practice in Chattanooga.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie Eakin Pancake; four children, Blaire Ashley, Debbie Erin, Brooke Elise and Alexis Victoria; mother, Mrs. Margie Pancake of Gatlinburg, and brother, Gregory Pancake of Charleston, S.C.

A private family burial will be held in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga on McCallie Avenue on Wednesday at noon with Dr. Michael Milton and Rev. Steve Wallace officiating.

The family will gather with friends at the church following the service from 1-3 p.m. in the church connector.

Please share your thoughts and memories at
Mem.com


Arrangements are by Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist; 5402 Highway 153.


Booker, Linda J.

Linda J. Booker, 71, died on October 19, 2014 at Hospice of Chattanooga. She was a graduate of Howard High School, class of 1962.  She was a member of Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church in Wildwood, Ga. Survivors include her husband and caregiver, Robert L. Booker, Jr.; daughter, Donna Booker; granddaughter, Danielle Jackson; great-granddaughter, Cadace White; ... (click for more)

Shively, Ricky Morris

Ricky Morris Shively of Chattanooga, Tennessee, born November 14, 1954 in Boston, Massachusetts, died on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Rick was an avid Green Bay Packer fan, Indiana Hoosier Football fan, and an avid golfer. He took great pride in shaming the neighbors with his pristine yard-work and green thumb landscape. Rick was a 25-year veteran of RockTenn ... (click for more)

Woods, Dwayne Paul (Tunnel Hill)

Dwayne Paul Woods, 67, of Tunnel Hill, GA, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at his home. He was preceded in death by his mother, Frances Woods. Mr. Woods retired after 37 years as a pharmacist in the area. He served his country in the United States Army where he received a Purple Heart, National Defense Metal and a Vietnam Service Metal. He is survived by ... (click for more)

Phillips, James Arnold (Dalton)

James Arnold Phillips, 77, of Dalton, GA, passed away Sunday, October 19, 2014 at Hamilton Medical Center. He was the son of the late Earl and Tennie Phillips; and was also preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Sue Phillips; sisters and brothers-in-law, Clyde and Lillian Brock, Don Whaley, Louise Langley, Juanita Wimpy, Bell Kuhn, Melvin Phillips and Earl Phillips. ... (click for more)

Erlanger Refinancing To Provide Cash For New Children's/Women's Hospital, $50 Million Erlanger East Expansion, $8.5 Million Surgical Improvements

Erlanger Health System officials said an overhaul of the hospital's debt will include $70 million in new loans for several major hospital projects - including $11.5 million toward a new $30 million Children's/Women's Hospital. The overall cost of the latter facility is $30 million, but the hospital is seeking significant outside gifts and support. It will also pay for a $50 million ... (click for more)

Legendary Radio Broadcaster Luther Dies At 92 After Record 74 Years On The Air; Funeral Will Be Thursday At 2 PM At Engel Stadium

Legendary radio broadcaster Luther Masingill died early Monday morning at Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was 92 and had been on the air for a record 74 years. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at Historic Engel Stadium, 1130 E 3rd St., at 2 p.m. with Pastor Todd McElyea officiating.   Honorary pallbearers will be the staff at ... (click for more)