Colby Leif Heppler, 32, of Perry, OK, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Perry on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Arrangements have been entrusted Palmer Marler Funeral Home of Perry. Funeral services will be 1pm Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Palmer Marler Funeral Home Chapel officiated by Paul Green. Interment will follow at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Perry.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 16, 2016 from 9am to 8pm at the funeral home with family greeting guests from 6pm to 8pm.
He was born September 24, 1984 in Stillwater, OK to David and Patricia (Fenslage) Heppler. Colby grew up in Perry. He graduated from Perry High School in 2003. High school wrestling was his first love. He was a 3X State Wrestling Champ, and also awarded the Outstanding Wrestler of Oklahoma State Tournament during his senior year in 2003. He enjoyed Free Style wrestling as well.
Some of Colby’s other interests and hobbies included grilling out and cooking for his family and friends, wetting a hook trying to catch the “big one”, and spending time restoring old cars.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Heppler in August of 2016, and his maternal grandparents.
Colby is survived by his son, Landon Ray Wilde; mother and step-father, Patricia and Brent Franklin of Hennessey, OK; twin sister, Ashley Nicole Wood and husband Patrick of Edmond, OK; brother, Brandon Wade Heppler and wife, Erin of Pensacola, FL; paternal grandparents, Bernard and Enid Heppler of Perry, OK; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.
Memorial donations can be made in Colby’s honor to Perry Alumni Association in c/o Palmer Marler Funeral Home, 203 Fir, Perry, OK. 73077.
Condolences may be sent to the family via an online guestbook at www.perrycares.com