Greg was born on September 17, 1950. He grew up on Morningside Drive where he attended Columbus High School. He then continued his education at Georgia Tech University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. His passion was sports and enjoyed playing tennis year round. As a young adult he loved the ocean and pursued a summer job as a lifeguard in Virginia Beach. During the winter, he took joy in teaching others how to ski in Breckenridge, Colorado. He was a very loving father to his two daughters, and was a master conductor of friendships. God gave Greg the gift of laughter and joy. He could light up a room with smiles and happiness and his gift was felt by friends and strangers alike. He will always hold a special place in everyone’s hearts that he touched and will forever be a remembered as a wonderful father and a great friend.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents, Don and Marie (Johnson) Ambrester and his older brothers Charles “Buddy” Ambrester and Donald Michael “Mike” Ambrester. He is survived by his wife, Julie (Sorenson) Ambrester, his daughters Kelly Ambrester of Virginia Beach, VA, and Juliann Ambrester of Jackson, MS; brothers Col. F. G. “Gil” Stephenson (Phyllis) of Midland, GA ; nieces and nephews Scott, Russ, Jeannie, Dana, Charles, Deanna, Ken, Jennifer, Chandler, Katherine, Joey, William, Sarah, Julia, and Liz,; several great-nieces and nephews.
“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. The rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again. May God hold you in the palm of his hand. “
Cox Funeral Home, Hamilton, in charge of arrangements. Please sign the online register to leave condolences for the family.