Hughie Davis passed away on April 25th, 2020 in Broomfield, Colorado at the age of 95. Hughie was born in 1924 to Bayless and Louisa Davis in Winfield, Tennessee and was one of 12 children. Hughie enlisted in the Army at age 16, prior to the U.S. entering World War II, in order to help support his mother and younger siblings after his father’s death. During the war, he drove a tank in the 2nd Armored Division. He fought in North Africa, Sicily and participated in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. After the war, he returned home to marry Lana Chitwood in 1948. He re-enlisted in the military, changing branches from the Army to the Air Force where he spent the remainder of his career. After retiring from the Air Force, Hughie worked for the Civil Service in supply management.
Hughie and Lana had three children, Douglas, Dwight and Tamara. They raised their children on Air Force bases around the country until he retired and later settled in Colorado in 1975. Hughie loved spending time in the mountains camping, hunting and fishing with his family. He was devoted to God, family and his country. He enjoyed teaching his grandchildren to fish, football, big country dinners with family and friends and old bluegrass music.
Hughie was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years Lana Violet (Chitwood) Davis, his daughter-in-law Debra Jones Davis and all eleven of his siblings. He is survived by his children Douglas Allen Davis, Dwight Hughie Davis and Tamara Sharon TerAvest. He is also survived by Douglas’s family that includes daughter Janet Leigh Woosley, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren; Dwight’s family that includes wife Deborah Smart Davis, sons Jason Michael, Travis John and Shane Edward and four grandchildren; and Tamara’s family that includes husband Jeffrey Dean TerAvest and their daughter Elana Janae.
Memorials may be sent in memory of Hughie Davis to Wounded Warrior Project