Arthur Henry Gillaspy

June 6, 1954February 2, 2014
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Arthur H. Gillaspy

Arthur H. (Chip) Gillaspy passed away in San Antonio, Texas, on February 2, 2014. Chip was a graduate of Falfurrias High School in Falfurrias, Texas, and attended Texas A&I University in Kingsville. He was a registered nurse and worked for a number of years in a cardiac intensive care unit at a major hospital in Reno, Nevada.

He returned to Texas in recent years and worked as a night auditor at the Airport Hilton Hotel in San Antonio. Chip’s interests were in theater and music and he was known for his movie trivia knowledge.

Chip was predeceased by his father, Arthur P. Gillaspy Jr. He is survived by his mother, Johnnie D. Gillapsy; sisters Deanna Stewart and Dinah Arce; brother-in-law William Stewart; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and a host of friends.

A visitation will be held at Sunset North Funeral Home on Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00p.m. with a Prayer Service to be conducted at 1:00 p.m. On Sunday, February 9, 2014 a Graveside service will be held at Taylor Cemetery, 1101 E 4th St, Taylor, TX 76574, at 11:00a.m. You may sign the online guestbook at and click on the obituaries.

Arrangements under the direction of Sunset North Funeral Home, San Antonio, TX.


  • Prayer Service Saturday, February 8, 2014
  • Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2014
  • Graveside Service Sunday, February 9, 2014

Arthur Henry Gillaspy

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Charles Funderburk

February 11, 2014

You are my best friend and mentor and I will miss you but I will never forget you. I will see 5 again soon on the other side of the pearly gates

Frances(Yancy)Holden Pettit

February 9, 2014

I have know Chipper sense school days in Falfurrias and being reconnected with such an inspiring person. Seeing you yesterday, brings all that joy that you gave us all through out the years more special. I will miss you dearly. Miss the Yancy calls. Miss all the happiness you'd always bring, your laughter, joking, even when you were feeling bad, you'd make us laugh. There is no end, just a new begining. I love you Chipper. God's blessing to you. God's blessings to all the Gillaspy family.

Melissa (Nave) Peña-Janknegt

February 9, 2014

Dear, dear, Chipper too soon have you left us. I liked you the first day I saw you in Mrs. Dow's class. We had fun over the years in One-Act plays, movies at Miss Salinas' apartment, you were smart and fun to be with... My condolences and prayers for your family.

Ruth Mazurek

February 8, 2014

Arthur, I still think you will come through the back office door to start the audit. I already miss your wit and charm. Fly high my friend fly high. I shall miss you.

Santiago F Ytuarte

February 8, 2014

Arthur was my friend and althogh he is no longer with us - he will always be my friend and never forgotten. We will forever be connected through who I am and how he made me a better person just by his laughter.

Frances(Yancy)Holden Pettit

February 7, 2014

William Stewart

February 6, 2014

Uncle Chip, i dont know how to express how much of a difference you made in others lives. The hole that has been created by your passing could never be filled by anyone but you. You always brought light and laughter to where ever you were. You will be missed more than you will ever know, or could have thought possible. We all love and miss you so much. Mom, Grammy and Aunt Dinah, we all feel for the loss of your Son, and brother. Love, Willy

Tara Arce

February 6, 2014

Uncle Chip,
You are very much missed! I'm especially going to miss your bear hugs and your warm laughs, that reminded me of Papa. You will always be remembered and in our hearts.

Allen & Sylvia Salinas Strohl

February 6, 2014

Dearest Chipper,
The shock of your death has left me breathless. I was a first
year teacher at Falfurrias High
School. You walked in to class,
and I could picture you in so many roles for our Drama Department. You were kind, hard-working, smart, and a very wonderful person. We are going to miss you so much. We will always love you!! We send our deepest sympathy to your sweet family.

Jamie Elliott

February 5, 2014

We love and miss you with all our hearts Uncle Chip. Your joy for life, wonderful sense of humor, and warm compassion for all those you knew are qualities we will miss dearly.

Grammy, Mom, and Aunt Dinah you have our support and love during this time of sadness. We share in your loss.