April 16, 1951 – October 14, 2020
Donald Ray Dively, Jr., 69, of Lakeway, Texas, VP of Contracts and Risk Management at SiEnergy LP, died Wednesday, October 14, 2020 after a 2-year courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Don was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend, and mentor to so many. He is dearly loved and will be missed.
Don was born in Taylorville, IL to Donald Ray Dively, Sr. and Norma Jean Waterman. He graduated from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale with a degree in Accounting and was a Rhodes Scholar.
He moved to Texas and quickly considered himself a Texan at heart. Don was passionate about The University of Texas Longhorns Football, had season tickets, and was one of the longest members of the Orangebloods. He was a long time Spurs, Cubs, and Bears fan. Don was also an avid reader who was passionate about history, the Civil War, and historical sites. A long-time hobby of Don’s was working on classic cars and his two Diamond T trucks. He loved traveling with his wife and family, and experiencing beautiful scenery, culture, food, music, shopping, and art.
Don is survived by his wife of 26 years, June M. Dively, his children and their spouses Denelle & Billy Van Osten, Desiree & Jon Hatcher, Jennifer & Chris Gruninger, and Dakota; his grandchildren Reese, Zoë, Aubry, Amelia, and Lillian. He was also survived by his siblings and their spouses Deb & Wayne, Bill & Mary Jo, and Dave & Peggy; his nephews and nieces Rich & Meenakshi, Ted & Mary, Bill Jr. & Rosie, TJ (Todd Jacob), Josh & Casey, Lacey & Calvin, and their families. Also, his mother-in-law Lottie, sisters-in-law Stacey and Marynell, and his nephew-in-law and spouse Josh & Amy.
Thank you to everyone who loved and cared for Don. The family welcomes you to celebrate Don’s life by sharing your memories and photos. Memorial charitable contributions may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network: pancan.org.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
October 19, 2020
Mr. D and I shared a working relationship from 2003 to 2013 when Ontra closed its doors. He and Mrs. D then hired me to work for them at SiEnergy until I left in 2017. It was a very difficult decision.
In my entire tenure, I called him Mr. D out of my great respect and admiration for a great man. I share the same respect and admiration for Mrs. D as well.
I would show up for work early so he and I could visit about our respective families, life in general and, of course, football. I was honored when he shared videos and family events with me as he was a very private man. He and his family always made me feel a part of the family.
One thing that has stayed with me since 2013 when my mother passed away. He sent me the most compassionate message, "...this is the final chapter of the best book you will ever read."
Thanks for the fond memories and wonderful years. I will miss you....D
October 18, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Don for about 10 years. We spent a good amount of time making road trips together, and looking back now, these were some of the greatest conversations I’ve had. We talked about family, life, UT football and, of course, a little bit about work. He was such an honest and genuine man who always looked for the best in everyone and expected it too. He was ever the voice of reason and a terrific sounding board.
I am will forever cherish our friendship and will always try to live up to the standard he set.
My deepest condolences to June and all of the Dively family.
October 16, 2020
I first met Don in 2002 working at Ontra, Inc doing HUD rehab work. We were both contractors at the time, traveling all around the U.S. He later became my boss, and I remember one specific project that our appraiser said I should not go to alone for safety reasons. Hearing this, Don quickly stepped in and went on that trip on my behalf. I’ll never forget he did that...he truly cared. There were several times he looked out for me during our work history that stretched on for 14 years! He was a kind, caring man who I respected and admired. Always so calm and composed, unless it involved UT football or one of his other teams. He never grew tired of going to Disney, and you could tell that his family was most precious to him because when he spoke of them, that was when you could see the twinkle in his eyes. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones as they grieve.
October 16, 2020
My favorite memory was every time i saw grandpa my favorite ones was when we went to throw trash and i feel asleep in his truck or on my mom and dads wedding im missing u grandpa but ur in a better place