Dr. Woody Kennedy, a Chattanooga plastic surgeon, died Monday at UAB Hospital in Alabama after a recent illness.
His death was announced Tuesday morning by his daughter, Mary Davis Kennedy, on CaringBridge.
"We are incredibly sad, but find peace and comfort knowing his body was perfectly healed the moment he danced through the gates of heaven," she said in the post.
Kennedy had been with the Plastic Surgery Group since 1997 and previously served as president of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Medical Society.
In a statement, Plastic Surgery Group President Dr. Jason Rehm said: "We appreciate the support for Dr. Kennedy and his family during this difficult time. We are devastated by this loss. ... His expertise transformed lives and his sense of humor and larger-than-life personality were part and parcel of the Group. Our thoughts are with Dr. Kennedy's wife Carrie, and their daughters Lydia and Mary Davis."
Arrangements will be announced at a later time.