Charles R. Davis Sr. "Dave", 90, of Broomfield, Colorado, passed away peacefully in his home on May 30, 2023. He was born to the late Hazel and Chester Davis on May 10, 1933, in Saginaw, Michigan. Dave married Barbara Nolan in 1953, and they shared a loving marriage of 54 years until her passing. Together, they raised 5 children.
Dave had a long and distinguished career in the United States Air Force, where he received specialized training as a refrigeration mechanic. He served his country for 20 years, achieving the rank of Technical Sergeant before retiring in 1971. Following his military service, Dave continued working for Civil Service until his permanent retirement.
Dave is survived by his loving wife, Debi, who brought joy and companionship into his life. His legacy lives on through his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who all held a special place in his heart. His children are Charles (Kathy) Davis, Cindy (Mike) Bruner, Scott ( Tammy) Davis, DeWayne (Kathy) Davis, Kathy (Johnny) Wong, and Nancy (Peter) McCormick-Gonzales. His grandchildren are Matt (Erica) Davis, Kevin (Shaina) Davis, Sean Davis, Jennifer (Troy ) Rodriquez, Karissa (Sam) Webb, Brittney (Eric) Barnes, Mark (Sarah) Davis, Rick (Kim) Davis, Christopher (Briana) Wong, Nicholas (Lisa) Wong, Connie (Randy) Marquez, and AJ Gonzales. His great-grandchildren are Ryan Davis, Ashlynn Davis, Isabel Davis, Charlie Davis, Bayleigh Rodriquez, Ben Rodriquez, Brooke Rodriquez, Brayden Rodriquez, Reagan Davis, Landon Davis, Trevor Davis, Alaina Osborne, Tristan Wong, Rylan Wong, Clare Wong, Braxton Webb, Brooklynn Webb, Kaelynn Barnes, Kylie Barnes, Graham Barnes, Dakota Marquez, and Madison Marquez.
In the last decade of his life, Dave found solace and community at Anchored Life Ministries, where he attended worship services and enjoyed fellowship with others. He was a devoted man of faith who dedicated himself to daily prayer for his family, friends, and world events.
Dave had a passion for reading, particularly historical books about World War II. He made it a point to stay informed about current events by watching the news daily, always seeking to understand the world around him. When Dave relocated to Colorado, he eagerly sought knowledge about his new surroundings. He had a wonderful sense of humor and found joy in sharing jokes with those around him. Breakfast was his favorite meal, and he relished the simple pleasures of life.
Dave's memory will forever be treasured by his family, friends, and all who knew him. He leaves behind a legacy of dedication, faith, and a love for learning. May he rest in peace.
A committal ceremony with military funeral honors will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 10:00 AM at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, 4400 W Kenyon Ave, Denver, CO 80236, Staging Area A, to commemorate Dave's service to his country. Following the ceremony, a Celebration of Life Luncheon will take place at 12:00 PM at Anchored Life Ministries, located at 8090 King Street, Westminster, CO.
We invite you to join us in remembering and celebrating the life of Dave as we pay tribute to his military service and the impact he had on our lives. Your presence and support during this time are greatly appreciated.