Gayle Evans Ammons, 86, of Tomball, Texas went home to be with the Lord on February 22, 2010 surrounded by his family.
He was born July 9, 1923 in Nacogdoches, Texas. He was one of two siblings born of Jim and Velma Sitton Ammons also of Nacogdoches.
After attending Stephen F. Austin University, he joined the U.S. Army on June 10, 1943 and obtained the rank of Master Sergeant as a Tank Commander during World War Two and the Korean conflict. He was awarded numerous decorations including a Purple Heart in General Patton's Third Army during WW2 and served in the 2nd Infantry group, mechanized division in the Korean conflict. He was employed by various Oil Companies for over 40 years and retired from Transcontinental Pipeline Corporation in 1982.
He is survived by His wife, Ezell Lindow Toler Ammons, Brother Jarvis T. Ammons of Nacogdoches, Son Jay Ammons of Sheveport, LA and Daughter Ann Ammons Jackson of Martindale, Texas. Step Sons, Terry Toler of Sanderson, TX, Joe Toler and his wife Linda Hoffart Toler of Navasota, TX, Roger Toler and his wife Janice Mooney Toler of Cypress, TX.
Grandchildren Joshua Jackson of New Braunfels, TX, Jeffery Ammons of Houston, TX, Matthew Jackson and his wife Christine Jackson of Cedar Park, TX, Melanie Ammons Cogburn and her husband Clay Cogburn of Houston, Texas, Billy Toler of Navasota, TX, Anne Toler and Joe Toler Jr. of College Station, TX, Laura Toler-Anderson and her husband Andrew Anderson of College Station, Cody Toler of Houston, TX, Bryce Toler, Travis Toler and Sam Toler of Cypress, TX.
Great-Grandchildren Ryan Jackson of New Braunfels, TX, Cooper Cogburn of Houston, TX, Caylor Jackson of New Braunfels, TX and Riley Jackson or Cedar Park, TX.
Nieces and Nephews Rose Ammons Stanaland, Alvin Stanaland and Mark Ammons of Nacogdoches, TX and Michael Ammons of Houston, TX.
He is preceded in death by his parents Jim and Velma Ammons. Wife Margaret Elzner Ammons (1926-1979), Son Jim Ammons (1951-2004) and Son Jon Ammons (1956-2007).
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 26, 2010 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 PM at Cason-Monk Funeral Directors located at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX.
A funeral service will be conducted in Nacogdoches on Saturday, February 27 at 2:00 PM. It will be held at Cason-Monk Funeral Sunset Chapel at 5400 North Street, Nacogdoches, TX.
Interment will be held immediately after the funeral service at the Rock Springs Cemetery just outside of Nacogdoches, Texas.