Arthur F. “Chip” Uhlemeyer, 73, of Ormond Beach, passed away at 2:00 a.m., Monday, September 7, 2020 at Princeton Village Memory Care in Palm Coast, FL. Chip is a beloved husband, father, Grampy, brother, uncle and friend to so many ― He will be missed.
Born March 16, 1947 in St. Louis, MO to Fred “Bud” and Mildred “Snick” Uhlemeyer (Wilke), who preceded him in death. Chip graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1969 and accepted a commission in the United States Marine Corp. After completing The Basic School, he served his country in Vietnam in 1970-1971, where he was awarded the bronze star. From there he went to Parris Island, eventually retiring from the Marines as a Captain. Post Marines, Chip pursued a law degree at Washington University in St. Louis, MO. After graduation, he went to work for Anheuser-Busch followed by a St. Louis law firm, where he met Katy. They wed on July 14, 1984. Chip then went to work as General Counsel for Save-A-Lot grocery stores where he was admired by his peers for winning every union dispute. Chip and Katy retired early and moved to Ormond Beach, FL, where Chip could fulfill his dream to golf year round.
He was the ultimate retiree. He golfed, traveled, napped and lived life to the fullest as he loved his family. Chip and Katy were fortunate to be able to take many trips, Rome being one of their favorites, bringing home a new piece of history with every visit. Chip was extremely proud of his two sons, watching them grow and accomplish so much. He enjoyed spending time with his boys and embarking on adventures, be it Washington D.C., Scuba Diving, Las Vegas, or white-water rafting; many memories were made. He also enjoyed many trips over the years with his brother to such locales as the Bahamas and Las Vegas, along with many historical tours, which expanded his already deep knowledge and love of history. He also took on the role of ‘Grampy’ like no one else. The relationship he shared with his grand kids was one of a kind, sharing his love of the movies and old-time shows such as the Little Rascals and Davy Crockett. Grampy and Wyatt could talk for hours about the Cardinals, while Harper made sure he was schooled about the life of a girl, be it My Little Pony or Barbie. He was an avid animal lover, loved sports and movies, and enjoyed history, telling the best of stories.
Chip had a wonderful life, cut way too short. He was smart, kind and always the bright spot of the party. He is survived by his loving wife, Katy, two sons, Chris Uhlemeyer of Virginia Beach, VA and Lou (Kelli) Allen of Eureka, MO; his siblings, Pat (Roger) VanPool of Warrenton, MO, Kathy (Tom) Dabin of Ballwin, MO, Gary (Martha) Uhlemeyer of Sunset Hills, MO; and his two grandchildren, Wyatt and Harper Allen.
Due to Covid-19, a private interment with full military honors will be conducted for family at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will follow in the spring in Ormond Beach and St. Louis.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the animal shelter of your choice.