Posted on Sep 25, 2013 - 01:35 PM

Ruben Van "RV" Ammons, 75, of Gloucester, departed this life on Sept. 23, 2013 after fighting a courageous battle with ALS.

He came from Cullowhee, N.C., at the age of 15 to start his career, and was a lifelong resident of York County. After a long career as a brick mason, he finished out his career with Virginia Power.

He is survived by his two sons, Jeffery Ammons and Sherry Hicks, and Brian and Deanna Ammons; six grandchildren, Jason, Jessica, Kristopher, Randy, Stephanie, and Dustin Ammons; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kate Bishop and Alice Aikens of Virginia; and one brother, Ernest Ammons of Cullowhee.

He was preceded by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Ammons; five brothers, and four sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Gloucester Walter Reed Hospice, 7358 Main Street, Gloucester, Va. 23061.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, in the chapel of Amory Funeral Home, Grafton. Interment will follow in the cemetery of Zion United Methodist Church in Seaford. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, in the funeral home.