Jerry Hughes Ammerman


Jerry Hughes Ammerman
Jerry Hughes Ammerman

Jerry Hughes Ammerman, 88, of Amarillo went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2022.

Jerry was born on June 4, 1933, in Woodward, Oklahoma to Carl and Flossie Ammerman. He married the love of his life and best friend Sherril Lynn Baird on July 26, 1954. They were happily married for 64 years. Jerry attended Southwestern State College and graduated in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. The couple moved to Amarillo and raised their two children. Jerry owned and operated “Jerry’s Pharmacy” for many years. He had a successful career in pharmacy for over fifty years. He served as a City Commissioner for five terms from 1977-1987.

Jerry loved his friends and family passionately. He especially enjoyed spending time in the mountains with family – attending 4th of July parades, watching fireworks from the deck, making homemade ice cream, and playing with his great-grandchildren. He was and always will be our adored and treasured “Pop”.

Jerry was known for his giving heart, work ethic, integrity, and always putting others before himself. He sponsored many local organizations through the years. He was a member of The Church of Quail Creek. He was the type of man that would give you his last dime if he thought that you needed it more.

Jerry was preceded in death by his beautiful wife, Sherril Lynn Ammerman; his father, Carl Ammerman; his mother, Flossie Ammerman; and his brother-in-law, Kenny Shryock.

Survivors include daughter, Deborah Benge and husband Mike, of Amarillo; son, Jerry Ammerman Jr. and wife Kayla of Amarillo; five grandchildren, Tim Benge and wife Kacy, Jeremy Benge and wife Carmen, Elizabeth Ammerman, Lani Williams and husband Michael, and Haley Jones and husband Evan; six great-grandchildren, Berklie, Cayli, Brynli, Kemper, Jude, and Beckett; sister, Sue Shryock of Woodward, Oklahoma; and his beloved cat, KitKat.

Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at The Church of Quail Creek with Dale Moreland officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.

12 Replies to “Jerry Hughes Ammerman”

    1. So many wonderful memories of Jerry’s Pharmacy growing up in the ‘60’s. What a wonderful guy. So very sorry for your loss 💔🙏

  1. So sorry to hear about Jerry’s passing! My prayers are with his family. Brings back many LONG time memories. He sponsored our flag football team about a half-century ago for many years! Always very kind & generous. Still have a couple old “Jerry’s Pharmacy” jerseys in back of my closet somewhere.

  2. Sorry to hear this but I celebrate for Jerry. We worked together at United Pharmacy and he was a great fellow pharmacist and friend. Prayers and comforting thoughts for his family.
    I did not hear until late Tuesday night and can not make the service, but know that we loved him and wish we could be there.
    Susan and Garland Coleman

  3. Jerry was our family pharmacist for many years. I loved walking to his pharmacy to get a coke with friends. He was a very kind man. Prayers for your family.

  4. Our friendship dates back to October, 1964. Jerry was a
    perfect gentleman and a great friend. He was married to a wonderful lady, Sherril, who was there to greet him as he arrived in Heaven.

  5. Hi, I am so sad to be reading this. I have wonderful memories of the kindness shown growing up and hanging out with Debbie as a 7th and 8th grader at Bowie. Loved his pharmacy. Rest.

  6. I can remembered we were all sick at home could not get out, Jerry Knocked on the door and brought
    Us the needed medicine we so need Thank for your thoughts and Carrying
    The Trimble Family

  7. I am so sad to hear of Jerry’s passing. He gave me my first job when I was in high school. God bless his loved ones with peace and comfort.

  8. Sorry for your great loss, enjoyed working with him years ago. I’m sure he’s happy meeting Jesus face to face!
    He has a wonderful loving family that can look forward to seeing him again soon.

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