Henry Ammons Jr.

Town Crier


Henry Ammons Jr., a longtime resident of Winlock, passed away March 16, 2013, at his home.

He was born June 11, 1948, in Longview, Wash., to Henry and Hazel Ammons. Henry graduated from Kelso High School in 1966. He learned to drive logging trucks in Northern California and continued his 40-year career in Southern Washington and Northern Oregon. He once drove his log truck in a car commercial, helping him to earn the nickname "Hollywood" from his truck-driving friends.

Henry is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sherfil Ammons; son Jason (Lisa) Ammons of Cheyenne, Wy.; daughter Julie (Mark) Armstrong, of Tumwater; grandchildren Mathew and Jacob Ammons of Cheyenne, Wy., and Kate and Kurt Armstrong of Tumwater; In-laws Andy (Becky) Richards of Kelso, Pat (Debbie) Richards of Castle Rock, Mike (Martha) Richards, of Toledo, Kendall (Bob) Benson, and Marysville, and Travis (Susan) Richards of Kelso; numerous nieces and nephews; and his best friends, Jim and Linda Keno of Yerka, Cali.

Henry was a man of many accomplishments, one being he built his family home, barn, and shop. He enjoyed antique cars, traveling each year with friends to Hot August Nights and spending time in Virginia City. He loved his grandchildren and each held a special place in his heart.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. John Medical Center Foundation, PO Box 3002, Longview, WA, 98632.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate Henry’s life at his family home March 23 between 1 and 5 p.m.