Jeremy Lee Ammons
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SPARTA: Jeremy Ammons had the spirit of a champion. From his years playing football, wrestling, and track at Lexington High School, to being a kicker on the football team at Ohio Wesleyan University, to playing Rugby at Nassau Community College, to operating his own construction company, Jeremy had the heart to persevere.
We lost a champion Sunday, June 25, 2012, as Jeremy Lee Ammons, died Monday, June 25, 2012 in The Ohio State University Medical Center following a tragic accident. He was 36.
Born April 14, 1976 in Mansfield to Gregg Ammons and Julie Cockley, he was a 1994 graduate of Lexington High School.
He owned his own successful contracting business Elite Outdoors Construction Company, specializing in remodeling and building maintenance.
Jeremy was a brown belt Jujutsu, and was working towards his black belt. He was a dedicated father, and hero to his son Aidan. He championed the cause of developing young men, and was instrumental in growing the Highland Youth Wrestling program from eight students to 50 wrestlers. For the past 11 years he was also instrumental in building the junior high and high school teams. He served as coach and recently as Assistant Head Coach to the Highland High School Wrestling Teams. Many of his athletes looked to him as a father figure, and equally, Jeremy would willingly go to battle for each of them if he was needed.
Jeremy was a fun loving person who influenced many people throughout his life. He was set to marry the love of his life, Tiffany Futch, next June. He loved being with family and friends, hunting and fishing, being outdoors, and always had a smile on his face.
Along with his fiancee, Tiffany and son Aidan; he is survived by his adopted children Cierra Ammons of Bellville and Jordan (Keri) Ammons of Mt. Vernon; a granddaughter Matayia Brooklyn Ammons; his father and stepmother Gregg and Brenda Ammons of Mansfield, his mother Julie Cockley and Lawrence Wilson of Shelby; his paternal grandmother Wilma Ammons of Mansfield, and maternal grandmother Beverly Wilcox of Shelby. Jeremy has three sisters Ashley Ammons of LaGrange, KY, Kelley Ammons of Hilliard, and Lara & Jeff Foreman of Shelby; along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Robert Wilcox, paternal grandfather Richard Ammons, and his baby cousin Landen Burkepile.
Friends may call Friday, June 29, 2012 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, where his funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. Pastor Dale Schaefer will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jeremy Ammons Memorial Fund, and may be made at the funeral home.
Online condolences to the Ammons family may be made by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com
Published in the News Journal from June 27 to June 29, 2012