Charles Parks Heard was born December 11, 1916, in Goree, TX, to Dr. E. F. Heard and Sydney Parks Heard. He died July 21, 2011, at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa.
He managed NAPA Auto Parts stores in Odessa and Midland for over 20 years. Charlie was a proud Goree Wildcat his entire life. He was in the Army Medical Corp and was honorably discharged in 1945.
Charlie lost his sight in 1973, and continued to be fully active in his church and community service. He was a member of Sixth & Jackson Church of Christ, and he was an active member of the Odessa Downtown Lion's Club where he held every office including District Governor. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a Shriner.
He received the Heritage of Odessa Award in Community service.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Maldene Branch Heard, and a daughter Jo Heard.
He is survived by a daughter and many nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends only at Frank W Wilson Funeral Directors, Sunday July 24, 2011 from 2 until 3 p.m.
Graveside services will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Abilene, TX, at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, July 25, 2011.
Services are entrusted to Frank W Wilson Funeral Directors of Odessa.