CHARLES EARL HEATON SR. ’64
February 1, 1938—July 28, 2022
Charles Heaton, also known as the “Auburn Santa,” was born in Georgiana, Ala. He graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Montgomery, Ala. and earned a degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University. He is survived by the love of his life, Joellynn; son, Charles E. (Chuck) Heaton Jr. ’88 and wife, Debby; daughter, Jill Thomas ’90 and husband, Mark; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
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