By Mike Hastings
It’s never easy to say goodbye to a friend, but losing Jack Amonette this week was particularly tough.
Jack, or Amo as his friends knew him, was a bright light in this world. His distinctive laugh could fill up a room. It was as large as his life.
Amo passed away this week just short of his 81st birthday. A long life filled with accomplishment, but yet still too short.
In his obituary, Jack was remembered for his love of UT, the 32 years he served the Texas Refinery, Corp. and as of veteran of the Air National Guard. But it was his genuine love of people that everyone will remember.
It went on to say Jack was a friend to all people and never met a stranger. He maintained friendships from as far back as childhood and as current as this past week and everything in between.
Amo was a member at Greystone GC where he will be missed dearly.
“We have lost a wonderful friend,” said Ron Cox. “I could not be more sad, Jack touched me in a very special way. I never saw him one time when he was not being kind and friendly to everyone he met.”
“Greystone won’t be the same. It was an honor to know such a fine man and great friend,” added Joey Epley.
And Bob Wolcott summed it up, “Jack was the best.”