CHAMPION - Charles L. Knepper, 64, died at 1:41 a.m. Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital after complications of heart disease.
He was born May 19, 1948, in Warren, the son of Virginia Smith Knepper Raznoff and John E. Knepper.
Chuck was a 1966 graduate of Champion High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Knepper retired in 2007 from Delphi Packard Electric after 39 years of service.
Chuck loved automobiles and the song ''Free Bird.''
Survivors include his mother, Virginia; his only son, Thomas L. (Lori) Knepper; and 10 grandchildren, Tommy, Angela, Matthew, Katelyn, Christopher, Vincent, Nicholas, Rachel, Renee and Luke Samuel.
Mr. Knepper was laid to rest June 18 in the Champion Township Cemetery.
''We salute you. Fly free.''
Arrangements are being handled by Carl W. Hall Funeral Home.