Barbara Lou UHRIG
February 19, 1929 – May 31, 2018
Barbara L. Uhrig, 89, of Tallahassee, Florida, passed away peacefully at her apartment in Franklin, Tennessee, on May 31, 2018. She succumbed to complications caused by a struggle with cancer. Barbara is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Diana, of Franklin; grandson Chad, of Rogers, Arkansas; granddaughter Maggie, of West Lafayette, Indiana; and numerous great and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Dr. Paul J. Uhrig, of Tallahassee; and son, Nicholas, of Nashville, Tennessee. Barbara was born Barbara Lou Armstrong in Chillicothe, Ohio, and attended Chillicothe High School. Upon graduation, she met and married Paul Uhrig, “PJ,” a veteran of World War II, and student at Ohio University in Chillicothe. After PJ’s graduation, the couple and son, Paul, Jr., moved to Columbus, Ohio, where PJ attended The Ohio State University, earning a degree in dental technology. The Uhrigs moved to St. Louis, Missouri, where PJ taught prosthetics and received a degree in dental surgery, as an oral surgeon. Nicholas was born there, and Barbara raised the family as a wonderful homemaker. The family then moved to Belle Glade, Florida, and then on to Chattahoochee, Florida, where PJ became Director of Institutional Dental Services for the state. During that time, Barbara was active in church and community activities, becoming a Sunday school teacher and President of the Women’s Club. In 1977, Barbara and PJ moved to Tallahassee, and resided in their home for 40 years. During that time, Barbara spent time as a realtor and broker. The couple retired in 1990 and elected to remain in Tallahassee. Memorial services for Barbara Uhrig are to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making donations to Alive Hospice in Nashville, or to the Big Bend Hospice Music Therapy Program in Tallahassee.
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