Willie E. “Gene” Ammons, 88, died Saturday night (March 24, 2018) at his residence following an extended illness.
He was a native and life-long resident of Ware County. He was the son of the late Willie Joshua Ammons and Thelma Grace Griffin Ammons. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Ammons and two sisters Louise Allen and Jewell Strickland.
He was a graduate of Waycross High School during the 1940’s and served with the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Gene was a Letter Carrier with the United States Postal Service in Waycross, retiring in 1981 after 25 years of service. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.
He was a faithful member of Crawford Street Baptist Church since the age of 18 and had served as Sunday School Superintendant for many years and also as Vice-Chairman of Deacons.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Nettie Aycock Ammons of Waycross; a brother Terry Ammons (wife Martha) of Waycross; a sister, Lanell Mitchell (husband Charles) of Callahan, FL, a special niece, Delisa Griffin (husband Scott), a special great niece Haley King (husband Ryan) both of Waycross; his best friend, Steve Barnard (wife Marie) of Waycross and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Memorial donations may be sent to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.
A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday (March 28, 2018) at Music Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 1:30 PM Wednesday at Music Funeral Home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Willie