Charles Andrew Heekin

  • Born: January 8, 1987
  • Died: March 26, 2015
  • Location: Port Charlotte, Florida

Roberson Funeral Home and Crematory

2151 Tamiami Trail
Port Charlotte, FL 33948

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Tel. 941-629-3141

Tribute & Message From The Family


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: jcheekin@jcheekin.com In lieu of flowers contributions should be made to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.com or to the Douglas T. Jacobson State Veterans Nursing Home, c/o Doug Jacobson Residents Fund, Inc., 21281 Grayton Terrace, Port Charlotte, FL 33954 www.douglastjacobsonveteranshome.com

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

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