Davis pictured with Wish Of a Lifetime staff.
Davis, 86, has a tremendous love and dedication to his family. He and his wife, Norma, have been married for 50 years and raised five wonderful children together. As a team, they have extended consistent love and support to their children and countless others.
Davis grew up in Louisiana, but due to unfavorable living conditions and a lack of job opportunities, he enlisted in the United States Air Force. Davis served during the Korean War, dealing directly with the bombs being transported on and off the aircrafts. After being honorably discharged, Davis moved to Colorado. Since his move, he has been an active supporter of the community, including the Department of Veterans Affairs. While this move has brought many blessings to Davis, it has put distance between himself and his dear family in Louisiana.
Davis refers to himself as being “at the top of the hill” because out of four siblings, he is the only one still living. Sadly, the last time Davis was able to see his extended family was three years ago, because of a funeral. Over the past few years, Davis’ desire to spend some quality time reconnecting with his beloved family in his home state has really grown. Davis and Norma even described Davis’ family as being the kind to roll out the red carpet to visitors, and Norma swore she has never seen a family with more “love, warmth, and togetherness.”
Wish of a Lifetime was honored to grant Davis’ wish and send him to Louisiana for an extended visit. From June 28th to July 28th, 2018, Davis had the opportunity to reconnect with former classmates and the friends and family he had missed dearly. He even got to celebrate his 87th birthday surrounded by loved ones, complete with a Broncos themed celebration.
Upon returning home, Davis shared, “I had the chance to spend time with family and friends that was not related to emergency, sickness, or death since leaving Louisiana in 1951 to join the military. I was most grateful to have been given this opportunity. Once again, thank you very much. I loved it.”