Charles Thomas Heppner

September 24, 1982April 16, 2021

Charles Thomas Heppner was born on September 24, 1982 and passed away on April 16, 2021 and is under the care of El Camino Memorial - Encinitas.

Visitation will be held on April 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm at El Camino Memorial - Encinitas, 340 Melrose Ave, Encinitas, CA. Funeral Service will be held on April 30, 2021 at 11:00 am at St. Elizabeth Seton, 6628 Santa Isabel St., Carlsbad, CA. Graveside Service will be held on April 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm at El Camino Memorial Park, 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 29, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 30, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, April 30, 2021


Charles Thomas Heppner

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Tyler Smith

May 4, 2021

Chuck was an amazing person, one of the first friends I can remember. He had a persona and demeanor that you couldn't help but love. You will be missed. Rest in peace old friend.

Lina Ecdao

May 4, 2021

I happened to know Charlie when we were refinancing our home loan. During the process of him working on our documents, I was impressed by his friendly demeanor. He was pleasant, fun to talk to, easy going and we became friends. He did not treat me like a client but as a friend, so much so that I invited him to lunch at my place of work at Hotel del Coronado. Every now and then we'll be chatting on the phone just exchanging pleasantries.
This is eerie, but I was thinking about him just a few days ago, unaware that something terrible happened to him. Rest in Peace my friend. Gone to soon.

Chris Edmunds

April 30, 2021

Guns of steel

I had the pleasure of taking care of Charles after he broke his arm in an arm wrestling match.
It’s rare you get to pay it forward for Charles so this was me paying him back one way or another.

Love, power & strength to you & your family.

Kathy Stanton

April 30, 2021

Charles and his posse of friends are some of my favorite memories of working at A Children's Garden Pre School. I could hardly wait to hear what you were going to say and you all kept us on our toes. I
remember when your sister started at the school and how kind and protective you were of her. You were a great big brother at 4.

Kyle Conner- Diven

April 30, 2021

Chuck brought so much energy and charisma wherever he went! A character larger than life you will be missed by so many. You were one of my first friends in life and your memory will never be forgotten, your laugh and humor will be remembered always!

Ryan Niemi

April 29, 2021

Chuck was a spark plug everywhere he went . Motivated his peers in business , fun, and life . Big heart, and loved to help his fiends and see them succeed. Selfless!

Aaron Kachorek

April 29, 2021

Chuck was such a good dude, always a smile on his face, a laugh to be shared and a loyal friend to his buddies. We both have the same encinitas crew and college crew and he was loved by all. He will be missed dearly but not forgotten. Rest in peace buddy.

Dylan Slingerland

April 29, 2021

Always had a great time and a smile on my face hanging out with Charles whether it was at the casino or just hanging out. Thank you so much for helping me with my loans and being a great friend! I have never seen anybody get so stuck in my own driveway as we did with both of our cars.... Good times Brother!! May peace and love be with you and your family

Jake Cowart

April 29, 2021

Never a dull moment , always the life of the party. Chuck you made such an impact on so many peoples lives . You are so incredibly missed brother . I love you

Steven Walker

April 29, 2021

You wore the best costumes on themes days for bootcamp and made us all laugh! Your smile and spirit will be missed.

Heartfelt thoughts and prayers to your family.