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411 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway, TX


Joseph Benjamin David IV

January 14, 1968February 5, 2020

Joseph Benjamin “Ben” David IV, 52, living life as a loving husband to Claire, devoted father to Hunter and passionately engaged in the lives of many, suddenly passed away on February 5, 2020 from a heart attack. Always the life of the party, Ben’s contagious energy, sense of humor and perseverance touched the lives of many, both young and old. No challenge was too big!

Born in New Orleans, Ben was proud to become a Texas transplant after marrying Mary Claire Francis, an Austin native, in 1997. Even as an Ole Miss graduate (’93), Ben and Hunter spent their sports-fan time together enthusiastically supporting the New Orleans Saints, LSU Tigers and Texas Longhorns. Consistent with Ben’s love of sports and supporting youth participation, Ben dedicated much of his time and resources contributing to various Lakeway community teams.

Ben is the cherished son of Evelyn “Lynn” Dicharry, New Orleans, and the late Joseph B. David III. Devoted stepson of Dr. Carl Dicharry (deceased). Loving brother of Duane, Daniel with his wife Jeanne and Chris with his wife Leslie, their son Justin (nephew) and their daughter Katie (niece), stepsister Nanette Dicharry with her husband Scott Woodward and stepsister Denise Bellenger with her husband Scott.

Services will be held at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 5455 Bee Cave Road, Austin, Texas on Friday, February 14 at 11 am, followed by a reception on the Church property. Burial will be private.


  • Funeral Service Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Reception to Follow service at: Friday, February 14, 2020


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Matt Flemister

February 22, 2020

I have had the amazing honor of working side by side with Ben the last 2 years building our dreams with our 3rd partner Chad.
I did a 5 day Texas road show with Ben last year that was a drive across Texas to meet with NCAA , and Professional teams training tables. Ben lead us from city to city doing what he did best , be Ben !! His ability to play the name game was 2nd to none. I will miss his amazing humor , his stories of Hunters games and golf lessons , and his continued love of Claire and his family. Mom meant everything to him and I had the pleasure of enjoying a cocktail on the balcony with Ben and Mom last year. Something that I will never forget.
Meeting his family through his service was helpful to someone like me that had known Ben for 32 years. My favorite being these last 2 , side by side.

We miss you my brutha !!!
You were a GR8 Man, father , husband , son and especially a GR8 Friend.

I love you my a brutha !!
Matt and Krissy

Piper Labaj

February 22, 2020

We are still in shock to hear of Bens passing. We are so very sorry for Claire and Hunters (and the rest of the family) loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.....
Ben always had a smile on his face...so warm and kind.

Kenny Wisdom

February 17, 2020

Rest in Peace old friend. We'll see you on the back nine.
Kenny Wisdom- DeLaSalle Class of 1987

John Worth

February 14, 2020

I never had the pleasure of meeting Ben in person but had several business deals with him and Matt Flemister over the years via phone calls and always enjoyed his demeanor and humor. He was always extremely genuine and caring for everyone involved and always made us laugh through what we called Benisms.
As he would say GEAUX SAINTS!

Loren Flemister Colvin

February 13, 2020

My brother, Matt Flemister, always spoke so highly of Ben. Matt was inspired by Ben's drive in business and what he has done with his company. The cherry on top was the friendship they developed over the past few years. Our entire family sends our condolences to his family and friends. Wishing you peace and comfort during this sad time.

Thor and Laura Lokey

February 13, 2020

We met Ben when we moved into the neighborhood almost 12 years ago. Ben was the first to welcome us and with his charming and outgoing personality, it was an instant friendship. We have made so many great memories over the years talking and experiencing sports, business, and family with Ben. Our deepest condolences go out to Claire, Hunter, and family. He will truly be missed.

Mark Downs

February 12, 2020

To know Ben was to love him. I first met Ben in the mid ‘80’s at Ole Miss & it was instant friendship. My favorite memories are of riding around rural Lafayette County and just talking about sports & Life stuff with him. These sunny afternoons usually ended up at Clear Creek with a few cold beers and other good friends enjoying life. It’s been many years since I’ve seen Ben but my memories of these good times are still vibrant.
Rest Easy Brutha Ben✌🏻

Scott Ely

February 11, 2020

I always enjoyed talking sports with Ben. We would often exchange texts during college football and basketball season. I’ll miss that.
Last month we went out and threw and kicked the football with Hunter. Ben had text me thanking me for spending time with them. That’s just how he was. Always very thoughtful and kind.
He (and Claire) Have done a great job raising such a fine, well mannered young man in Hunter.