Bruce Cawthorne

Hamilton County

Bruce Douglas Cawthorne died Thursday, July 18, 2013, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.He was born Jan. 9, 1949 in Chattanooga. Graduated from Lakeview High School in Fort Oglethorpe, in 1967. Attended the University of Chattanooga where he majored in business. Bruce served his country proudly in the Air Force from 1970 to 1977 where he was a aerial re-fueling specialist on a RC 135 servicing fighter jets and bombers during the Vietnam War. In 1977 he joined the Moccasin Bend Golf Course staff as a PGA Golf Pro. From there he moved to St. Louis to join the golf pro staff at Westwood Country Club. He joined the Ben Hogan sales staff in 1983. He also owned Chattanooga golf shops in Chattanooga. In 2004 he obtained his Florida real estate license and went to work for a large real estate developer in Central Florida.Bruce was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Earl Cawthorne Jr. and his mother, Martha Shepard Cawthorne Rhea.He is survived by his wife, Malinda McDaniel Cawthorne; daughter, Elizabeth Patty Cherry; son-in-law, James Gregory Cherry; twin granddaughters, Annabelle Kate and Emmaline Grace Cherry, all of Cumming, Ga.; sisters, Lynne Cawthorne of Chickamauga, Ga., Cindy (Sam) Cawthorne Payne; niece, Ellyn Payne, of Rossville.He was a member of Cumming First United Methodist Church and the Unity Sunday School Class.In lieu of flowers, Bruce requested donations to the churchs food pantry, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at, or Embracing Hospice on Majors Road in Cumming, Ga.Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2013, in the McDonald & Son Funeral Home Chapel.Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. today and from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The Rev. Kathie Stasko will officiate.Condolences may be expressed on-line at by McDonald and Son Funeral Home & Crematory, 150 Sawnee Drive, Cumming, GA 30040 770-886-9899.

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