Charles Grant Schaeffer

January 19, 1942March 7, 2021

Charles Grant Schaeffer, 79, of Houston, Texas, passed away on Sunday, March 7, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021 at Houston National Cemetery with Deacon Russ Carroll of St. Mary Catholic Church, officiating. We will gather prior to the service at 12:00 p.m. at the American Heritage Funeral Home. Celebration of life to be held following the service at the Funeral Home from 1 to 3 p.m.

Charlie was born in San Antonio, Texas to Charles and Bettie Schaeffer on January 19. 1942. He went to school at Douglas MacArthur High School and then enlisted in the US Navy. He was a proud Veteran of the Vietnam War and the Cuban Missile Crisis and served on the USS Saint Paul. He married Kathleen on August 16, 1980 in the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Gethsemane. He spent a good portion of his career working as a Draftsman for the oil, gas, and space industries. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Charlie is preceded in death by his parents Charles and Bettie Schaeffer, his granddaughter Hannah Mae, and great-granddaughter Annabelle.

Charlie is survived by his loving wife Kathleen, daughter Christine and husband Michael, son John and wife Caren, son Steven and wife Kim, son Grant and daughter Sharon and husband Jeff. He is also survived by siblings Rosemary, Debra and husband Richard, John and wife Shirley and Susan. Charlie was blessed with eighteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and multiple extended family.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at: for the Schaeffer family.

In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to either the Wreaths Across America or Tunnels to Towers; two organizations that were dear to his heart.

The family of Charlie wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran’s Hospital of Houston Texas.


  • Gathering

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, April 8, 2021

  • Reception

    Thursday, April 8, 2021


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Christine Fanders

April 3, 2021

Easter weekend 41 years ago you came into lives and made us a complete family. We had plenty of ups and downs over the years, but your love for us never wavered. I have never known anyone that had such a large capacity to love and was so welcoming to family and friends as you. Whenever I think of you, I think of the song that has the lyrics "he was the Dad he didn't have to be". Thank you for being that man and loving us. You will be forever loved and forever missed!

M Fanders

March 31, 2021

M Fanders

March 27, 2021