Delmar has voluntarily quarantined himself at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but he’s eager to get back to work. Prior to joining Walmart, Delmar spent several years at a construction company and before that he spent three years in the Navy.
Twenty years ago, at the age of 72, Delmar was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. The cancer required chemotherapy, which didn’t slow him down a bit. He continued to work while receiving the treatments. As it turns out, the disease didn’t stand a chance.
“I just keep right on chugging,” Delmar said. “I beat it.”
For now, Delmar patiently waits to return to his store, a place where he can see his co-workers whom he affectionately calls his favorite people, again. But, standing on his porch watching a parade of associates wish him well, makes the waiting game a little more difficult.
“It makes me feel like I’m wanted at the store,” Delmar said.