Timothy Wayne “Tim” Pancake

July 09, 1942 ‒ February 07, 2016

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Timothy Pancake went to be with the Lord Sunday, February 7, 2016 in the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. He was 73.

He was born July 9, 1942 in Dayton, Ohio and was raised by parents Wesley & Virginia Shears. After he graduated from High School, he proudly served his country by joining the US Navy. He served as an icebreaker in the Antarctic on the USS Edisto. After getting out of the Navy, Tim graduated from Bible Baptist Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.  Tim was also a member at Berean Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son and his wife Brian & Sherry Pancake; daughter Tracey Edmonds; Grandchildren Matthew Pancake, Tyler Pancake, Christian Edmonds and Alexis Edmonds; great-grandchildren Henry, Olivea and Ashtin; special friend Shirley Cornell; K-9 friend Max as well as numerous extended family.

Tim was preceded in death by parents Wesley & Virginia Shears, brother Terry Shears, and grandson Tyler Andrew Edmonds, K-9 friend Duke.

His family will receive friends 4-7 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 2016 in the Marion Avenue Chapel of Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. Pastor Craig Hamm will officiate. Military honors will be performed by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mansfield Cemetery.

Contributions to the Pancake family to help defray final expenses may be made at the funeral home. (Please make checks payable to Snyder Funeral Homes)

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Tim’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • You are all in our thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss. I’ve read most of the comments from FB, your Dad was an amazing man. He’s now your Angel

  • We met Tim during our days together at Bible Baptist Seminary. We reconnected with him on Facebook. He was always thinking about others, encouraging others and ended every post with “Keep Looking Up”. ……..you will be missed and we will see you again soon…..Maranatha!!
    Michael and Linda Gray

  • We’re so sorry for your loss. Love you, Brian, Sherry, Tracey and all the grands and great grands. You are on our hearts and in our prayers.

  • Our hearts are saddened with the loss of a true Saint here on Earth. Heaven is rejoicing at his homecoming. Tim was a huge talent in spiritual gifts that he didn’t forsake. First time I heard him sing, I thought, I’ll just stand beside him and be quiet. That way no one gets hurt. I look forward to a glorious reunion at the end of days.

  • What a beautiful spirit Tim had and he always shared his love for the Lord. SUCH a precious friend and will be missed and thought about always. There arent enough words to share how dear of a brother in Christ he was. Our prayers with all of you for your loss. As Tim would often say, “keep a song in your heart”. Blessings in Christ, Diane and Art Bailey

  • We Are So Sorry For Your Loss Prayers And Condolences Going Out To The Family. Tim Was Our HR At D.M.P.He Will Be Truly Missed.

  • I am thinking that he is in a better place. And God was ready for him, Got to know him when I worked a DMP in Mansfield. He was always a sweet person. I hope the best for you and the family. May he rest in peace in the arms of the lord.

  • What a blessing Tim was to our family. We will miss his sweet spirit. He was a very godly man and we feel truly blessed to know and love him.

  • Tracey and family, Brian and Sherry. I want to to send my sympathy to all of you. Knew Tim and really enjoyed his company. God bless and RIP buddy.

  • I am so sorry for Tim’s family and I pray God will give you strength and comfort during the loss of your loved one. I first met Tim talking about his family genealogy. He was excited to learn about more family members and to share his precious family photos to our Kingery and Wooten pages. Our friendship grew from there and then he found out about our family reunions we had each year. We were excited he made it to our family reunion two years ago and surprised us when he showed up again last summer. He was a christian man that was so concerned about others and was faithful to pray for them. He was a true christian that glorified God through his witness to other! We will miss you, Tim, but know you are in a blessed place with your Lord!

  • Good Night Sweet Prince
    Tim and I met in Boston on the icebreaker USS EDISTO, AGB2 in 1960.
    Both of us completed explorations to the Antartic (Operation Deep Freeze) and two cruises to the North while serving aboard EDISTO.
    Tim was like the brother I never had. Since we served in two different divisions aboard, we did not get to know each other well. Tim made up for this with several trips from Ohio to my home in North Carolina. I flew to Ohio to visit him also. Tim even arranged a reunion with another shipmate in Eastern N.C. We toured the WW II Battleship U.S.S. North Carolina together. Of course, this was all after our discharges. Tim and I also visited hiis mother’s gravenand also my parents graves.
    When spending time with Tim, the subject of our salvation and our deep faith always came up. My son, Luke, said Tim was the best Christian he had ever met. I feel the same. Tim strengthened my faith as he did many others. I am sure that God has blessed him for that. (Good night sweet prince came from my mother saying that over my father’s headstone. Love you, Tim. Bless all your loved ones.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Pancake’s passing. My mother Barbara Massey worked with him for many years at Designed Metal Products. She was very fond of him. When she was diagnosed with cancer in 2003 he came to the hospital to see her and when she passed away he came to the calling hours. That meant a lot. He was a very nice man. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  • I am so very sorry to hear of Tims passing. My deepest sympathy to all of you. You are in my prayers. I truly enjoyed playing piano for Tim while he led the singing during Sunday evening services. I am truly thankful that I got to know him. He was such a wonderful person to be around and truly a blessing to myself and so many people.

  • Brian,
    Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. – Author Unknown
    You have my deepest sympathies on the passing of your father.
    Pat Rausch

  • Though many years have passed since last seeing Tim I will never forget the positive energy and smiles. A laugh that was contagious and kind words for all. He waits for us all now. He was always concerned about other’s well being and while his feet were planted firmly on the ground , his head was always in the clouds.
    My thoughts are with his family and Tim’s new home without windows, door or floor.