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Charles Andrew Heekin
  • c/o Doug Jacobson Residents Fund, Inc,
  • Douglas T. Jacobson State Veteran Nursing Home
    21281 Grayton Terrace
    Port Charlotte, FL 33954

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“Our hearts are with you. May you find comfort from the Lord Jesus that all is well. ”
1 of 33 | Posted by: Don and Sheri Riggs - FL - Friend

“RIP Charles, thank you for the ultimate sacrifice. ”
2 of 33 | Posted by: Tara

“Thank you Charles for your service and the ultimate sacrifice! May you rest in peace and your family comforted by the fact that your service is...Read More »
3 of 33 | Posted by: The Roguska Famiy - FL

“Charles was an American patriot. He was a brave young man. He strived to make his father proud, and he did. He will be missed. ”
4 of 33 | Posted by: Carol Stevens - FL - Friend

“I went to middle and high school with Charles. He was such a nice kid and so dedicated to protecting our country. It's so surreal that he is no...Read More »
5 of 33 | Posted by: tristan - tallahassee, FL

“may god hold you in his arms thank you for serving our country god bless you ”
6 of 33 | Posted by: kathy corrigan and family - FL

“Our deepest sympathies to the family. May you always have the peace in your hearts, knowing that he is now with the Lord. ”
7 of 33 | Posted by: Gene and Laura Evensen - FL

“May God be with you and your family im sorry for your loss. ”
8 of 33 | Posted by: SSG Zimmerman, D - Lawton, OK

“I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you for his service and know he is a Hero ”
9 of 33 | Posted by: Donna Scarborough LCSW - AK

“I liked Charlie from the first time I met Him. My step daughter had such a serious crush on him. When he went to "boot camp" and then on to Fort...Read More »
10 of 33 | Posted by: Lou Ordini - Port Charlotte, FL

“I was reading the newspaper and saw your son's notice. Thank you for raising such a excellent son, I am sure that your hearts are broken and you...Read More »
11 of 33 | Posted by: Kathryn

“Sorry for your loss. Thanks to him we continue to live free. ”
12 of 33 | Posted by: casey - Venice, FL

“Heekin was an outstanding Soldier and extremely motivated about whatever he did. Very sad to hear about the news.Rest easy and we will see you on the...Read More »
13 of 33 | Posted by: Darren leslie - Hagerstown, MD

“Many tears are being shed for this brave patriot. Our hearts are so heavy with grief. Praying for you every day. Our sincerest condolences. ”
14 of 33 | Posted by: Barbara Q. Harrington and family - FL

“I would like to share my most favorite memory of Charlie Heekin for the friends and family that hadn't seen it on Facebook. Believe it or not, HE...Read More »
15 of 33 | Posted by: Scott Stahley - Fort Polk, LA

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time of sorrow. It is tough to understand God's plans at a time like this, but be assured he...Read More »
16 of 33 | Posted by: Tonya Peters - Port Charlotte, FL

“Charles will be greatly missed, he is a hero ! ”
17 of 33 | Posted by: Dale Hardy - Port Charlotte, FL

“Charlie, we love you and you will be missed. Hold the high ground brother, until we meet on the other side of the Objective. ”
18 of 33 | Posted by: Chris Adkins - Houston, TX

“So sorry about the tragic passing of your son. He will always be an American Hero. Special place in Heaven for such a brave young man. Prayers and...Read More »
19 of 33 | Posted by: Louis Rene Ryan and Brianna Henyecz - FL

“Blessings for Charles as he is with God's angels and not in pain. God Love you and bless you as you go through this horrific loss. My prayers go...Read More »
20 of 33 | Posted by: JoAn Ordway Lamrouex - TN

“R.I.P. Brother, we were all so fortunate to of had you in our lives. You will be missed. ”
21 of 33 | Posted by: Joshua Tindall - Port Charlotte, FL

“I am so sorry for your loss. I know I was very fortunate to have shared great memories with Charlie. He was a great guy and will be missed. ”
22 of 33 | Posted by: Sami - St. Louis, MO

“Brother REST IN PEACE. You well be missed thanks for everything you have done. God bless you and your family.The world lost one great person, friend...Read More »
23 of 33 | Posted by: Stacy Begay - El Paso, TX

“Your family is in my prayers. ”
24 of 33 | Posted by: Sara Taylor - Chicago, IL

“Judy,I send my sincerest sympathies to you. We are never prepared to lose a child. As a mother, my heart aches with yours. May you find peace in...Read More »
25 of 33 | Posted by: Kim Smith - Port Charlotte, FL

“May your son now rest in peace with our Heavenly Father! Many thanks to Charles for serving our Country! May God's presence give you peace and...Read More »
26 of 33 | Posted by: DAN SNELLING - PORTLAND, OR

“May you find comfort for your hearts. Rest in peace buddy. ”
27 of 33 | Posted by: Tarcilla - FL

“May your son rest in peace , we are all blessed to have our sons and daughters standing strong for our country,God bless you all ”
28 of 33 | Posted by: mark starkey - North port, FL

“I am so sorry for your lost.what a great man. ”
29 of 33 | Posted by: carol - MA - no relation.

“True American heri RIP andy ”
30 of 33 | Posted by: joseph grizzaffi - port charlotte, FL

“We are so saddened by this news. We pray that God will help you all find the peace that only he can provide during these times. May God bless you...Read More »
31 of 33 | Posted by: Don and Sheri Riggs

“Thank you Charles for your service. Thank you to your family who also sacrificed for our country. May you rest in peace!!!! ”
32 of 33 | Posted by: Donna Hensley Roguska - FL

“Gods Speed ”
33 of 33 | Posted by: Adam C - AZ

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Charles Andrew Heekin of Port Charlotte, Florida died March 26, 2015 at age 28. He was born and raised in Charlotte County and graduated from Port Charlotte High School in 2005.

As a young man he was an avid hunter and woodsman, a Life Scout and Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow. He enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he was a sniper in Recon Platoon 1-2 Stryker Cav Regiment during the heaviest fighting in Sadr City, Iraq. Later he served in I-41 Infantry in Logar Province, Afghanistan where he was severely wounded in 2011. The wounds would later lead to his death. He received the Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge and Purple Heart, among numerous other awards.

He is survived by his mother, father, two brothers, a sister, sixteen aunts and uncles and scores of cousins, as well as hundreds of brothers in arms with whom he served. Their stories of his courage, determination, compassion, devotion to duty and faith are too numerous to record here. He was given a military funeral at which the Rev. William A. Bales of the Sonshine Baptist Church of Port Charlotte officiated.

There will be a memorial service in celebration of his life, by invitation, at a later date. Information may be obtained by e-mail at: In lieu of flowers contributions should be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or to the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, c/o Doug Jacobson Residents Fund, Inc., 21281 Grayton Terrace, Port Charlotte, FL 33954

He was a son any parent would be proud to have. We will miss him.

Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.