Charles Lee Hesse
1958 - 2021
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Charles Lee Hesse
Charles Lee Hesse, fondly known by friends and family as Chuck, died on February 18, 2021 as a result of illness. Chuck was born on November 12, 1958 to Beulah "Billie" and Ralph Hesse in Corpus Christi, Texas where he grew up. Chuck's parents preceded him in death. He is survived by a cousin, Pamela Gander of Arkansas. Chuck graduated from Baylor University in 1981 with a BBA in Accounting. After college he relocated to Austin, Texas where he lived the remainder of his life. Chuck loved his life in Austin. In addition to his regular job, he worked as an usher, then house manager at Bass Concert Hall at the University of Texas Performing Arts Center and The Long Center for Performing Arts. He continued his love of handbells performing with The Austin Handbell Ensemble for 25 years. Chuck supported the Safe Haven Animal Rescue and Austin Food Bank. Chuck enjoyed the many cultural venues in Austin. Chuck's furbabies will be relocated with a longtime friend. Chuck leaves behind many friends who loved him dearly. Chuck will be warmly remembered for his mischievous nature, dedication to friends and love of fun. He will be sorely missed. A celebration of his life will be scheduled at a later date to ensure the safety of participants. In lieu of flowers, please honor Chuck with a gift to Safe Haven Animal Rescue, https://www.safehavenanimalrescue.com/how-to-help/ ; Austin Food Bank, https://www.centraltexasfoodbank.org/get-involved/donate ; Austin AIDS Foundation, https://viventhealth.org/get-involved/donate/donate-online/.

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Published in Austin American-Statesman from Apr. 3 to Apr. 4, 2021.
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April 8, 2021
I was one of the Lucky ones to have known Chuck. He was a great soul an amazing friend & Individual and his love for animals and the Safe Haven Animal Rescue in Austin/Cedar Park does not go without mention. Chuck you "Are" one of my very best friends in life and I will miss you deeply forever and forever I will have the memories that you bestowed within me, may God bless you and keep you safe. Until we meet again at heavens gates, rest in peace my dear friend.
Ronn J Hanson
Friend
April 8, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Janet Q holt
Friend
April 8, 2021
Chuck was a very dear person, very caring and considerate. He brought a smile to all who had the fortune of working with him. Knowing I will not ever see him again breaks my heart. Rest in peace Chuck, you were much loved.
Janet Q holt
Friend
April 6, 2021
This makes me so sad. I played handbells with Chuck for many years. He had a great wit and was a joy to be around. He will be missed.
Tara Minor
Friend
April 4, 2021
So sorry to read this message about Chuck’s death. His family were neighbor friends during which time the kids all played together. Rest In Peace Chuck.
Beverly Leach
Friend
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