Andrew Ammons was born on February 1, 1949 in Waco, Texas.
He graduated from A.J. Moore High School in 1967 and went on to volunteer to join the US Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the Special Services Unit. After returning from his tour of duty he got his welding certificate from TSTC and later joined the M&M Mars family as a Senior Maintenance Technician.
Upon his Mars retirement, he followed his passion for cooking and received his Culinary Arts degree from The Art Institute of Dallas. One of the highlights of his culinary career was helping to prepare meals for President George W. Bush and his dignitaries during a visit to Baylor. He never met a stranger and has friends all over the world. He was an ordained minister and was well known for sharing the gospel with everyone he met and offering words of encouragement. He was well-loved and will be missed by family and friends.
He is preceded in death by his son, Tracy Farmer, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry and Lillian Brown.
He leaves to cherish: his daughter, Shondricka Ammons; son, Zuri (Bernice) Ammons; grandchildren, Chelsea, Dezurick, and Ashawni, two brothers, Larry (Cynthia) Wydermyre and Larry Brown Jr. and five sisters, Linda Wydermyre, Wanda Brown, Denise Brown, Pamela (Ricky) Bradford, and Jacqueline (Prince) Brown and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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