Dec. 30, 1933 - Oct. 27, 2019
On Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, Charles Hepler went to be with the Lord. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Hepler Sr. and Maudie Brown Hepler, and his wife of 40 years, Jan Scott Hepler. He is survived by Linda Hepler, his wife of 22 years; his children James Hepler (Brenda) and Dana Hepler Busselman (Dwayne); grandchildren Bryan Hepler (Lauren), Mark Hepler (Marissa) and Deserae Busselman and fiancé Clay Burnett; and great-grandchild Brock Thomas Hepler. Charles is also survived by his stepsons Tony Poncio (Darla) and their children Braxton and Riley; and Paul Poncio (Kelli) and their children Ericka, Isaac, Addison, Pike and Star; and his step-grandchildren, Amanda Busselman and son Blake and Emily Langston (Kenny) and their children Hanna, MacKenna and Brenna and Josh Busselman.
Charles was born in Oklahoma City on Dec. 30, 1933. He was a high school athlete in football and track in Oklahoma City. He earned a track scholarship to Oklahoma Baptist University and later played football at Southeastern Oklahoma State University where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education.
Charles was an educator, coach, city administrator and later an executive officer for the Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association and Greater San Antonio Homebuilders Association. As a city administrator, he was the first Cultural Affairs Director in Ponca City, Oklahoma, where he directed a national historic site known as the Marland Mansion.
He was married to Jan Scott on May 26, 1956. After raising their family, Charles’ love for competition led him and Jan into the sport of ”Team Penning,” which continued with his second wife, Linda. They won several national championships in “Team Penning.” Charles loved being a “cowboy” and he loved his horses.
There will be a celebration of Charles’ life on Saturday, Nov. 2, at 10 a.m. at the Greater San Antonio Builders Association, 3625 Paesanos Pkwy., #100, San Antonio.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Charles can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation at www.parkinson.org or the Alzheimer’s Association at www.act.alz.org. To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Charles’ life, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com and select obituaries.
Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.