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Jack Austen Ammons, Jr.

December 16, 1967 — May 9, 2023


Jack Austen Ammons, Jr. came into this world with a fearless spirit and lived his life in that same accord.  As a child, there was nothing he wouldn't attempt to conquer and master with the purest of heart.   An avid fisherman and hunter, he roamed the rivers, lakes, and mountains prolifically.   Stories abound as to the adventures and near misses he faced with family and friends in the woods.   He worked hard and fast at all tasks, mainly at Bi-Lo’s Supermarket and his landscaping business, but he will likely be remembered most for his honesty and integrity. 


Becoming a father was his greatest joy, but teaching his nephews to cook, hunt, fish, camp, build and repair things also provided great joy.  Marching at Tuscola and following the Tuscola and WNC Band programs provided great pleasure to Jack.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Waynesville and also attended The Orchard Church.  He was a faithful believer and despite his troubles could find happiness in relationships with others and daily activities.   His family is endlessly grateful for how he cared for his aging mother for 4 years.   We will strive to honor his legacy by living our lives to the fullest just like Jack.


Jack Ammons was a native of Waynesville, NC, but lived his first 10 years in Robbinsville, which he also considered home.  He is preceded in death by his father, Jack Austen Ammons of Robbinsville, his maternal grandparents, Faye Sheffield and R.C. Sheffield of Waynesville, and his paternal grandparents, Woody Carver and Oliver Ammons, and step-grandfather Mcrae Carver of Robbinsville.


He is survived by his beloved son, Coleman Jackson Ammons; his mother, Sandra Ammons; aunt Joan Prince, all of Waynesville; brothers, Oliver Ammons (Lisha)  and Mark Ammons (Melissa) of Robbinsville, sister, Amber Ammons (fiance Shane Fish) of Candler, sister, Leslie Ammons Copeland (Billy) of Franklin, TN.   He leaves a legacy of skills to his precious nephews, Cain Ammons (Alyssa), Graham Simpson-Ammons, Hudson Copeland, and Maclean Copeland; first cousin, Jeff Queen; and two stepchildren, Cory Holschbach and Kaitlyn Huston.  


A Celebration of Life will take place on Friday, May 12th, from 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm at 11 Leelee Lane, Candler, NC 28715. 


Gifts can be made, in his memory, to The Orchard Church, 205 Westbrook Drive, Waynesville, NC 28786.              


The care of Mr. Ammons has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.
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Friday, May 12, 2023

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