Don Quick Obituary

Don Quick, age 80 of Round Rock, passed peacefully on July 9, 2021 after an unexpected complication with chemotherapy treatments for a Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma diagnosis.

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Don Quick

Round Rock – Don Quick, age 80 of Round Rock, passed peacefully on July 9, 2021 after an unexpected complication with chemotherapy treatments for a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma diagnosis. Until the very end, he remained a good patient, joking with the nurses and being more concerned for his family and friends than himself.

Don was born on August 7, 1940 in Uvalde, Texas, to Eugene Olaf Quick and Lillian Marjorie (Beaumont) Quick. The Quick family were early settlers of the Round Rock area, with Don’s grandfather Oscar Edward Quick immigrating from Sweden in 1885, buying farm property on Old Settlers Blvd and raising a large family with his wife Carolina Ericsson Quick. Don’s father Eugene returned to Round Rock and owned Quick Pharmacy for 50 years, an icon on Main Street. Don followed in this tradition with his real estate company, Don Quick & Associates, achieving 50 years in service to the community. He was supported in these efforts by the love of his life, wife Jeanie (Holliday) Quick, who preceded him in death 15 days earlier on June 24, 2021. They were married on August 6, 1971 (close to making another 50-year milestone) and partnered together in the real estate and property management company and in raising their family of 3 children, Gina, Darren and Kelli.

Don’s contribution to the Round Rock community was long and varied, helping with city development real estate needs, serving on bank boards, and acting as Williamson County Board of Realtors President in 1984 and 1986. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the Williamson County Association of Realtors in 2016 and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Round Rock Chamber of Commerce in 2019. He celebrated his 50th year in the real estate company in 2020 by sponsoring 50 different causes for local organizations over the course of 12 months. It was an inspiring year giving back to the community that meant so much to Don.

Don valued the concept of perseverance, having worked through several hard times in his own life, including challenges with education and the economy. He learned much through his stint in the Army, the different colleges he attended and the years in his 20’s he spent working odd jobs – just so he could snow ski to his heart’s content. His family teased him about being a “ski bum”. He graduated from Southwest Texas, now known as Texas State and was very proud that a grandson is now attending his alma mater. The lessons he learned during times of economic downturns helped him to grow into the mentor that taught and inspired so many.

Don enjoyed skiing, sailing, traveling the world with Jeanie, working on the beloved family farm with his favorite tractor and promoting the home-grown products of local businesses like Round Rock Honey and Mi Mundo coffee. He especially enjoyed shopping in pawn shops and redistributing handy things to people before they even knew they needed them. Don was a life-long student of history. His collection of books, authentic arrowheads, and antiques still decorate the shelves and walls at the Don Quick & Associates office. There isn’t a corner in Round Rock where Don couldn’t give you a play-by-play history of who owned the land and how it became what it is today. Anyone who spent time with Don will tell you he is a master storyteller, and any room he walked into gained worlds of knowledge by the time he walked out.

The most important decision in his life was when Don made a personal commitment in 1987 to serve the Lord and remained true to this endeavor, keeping an open home for traveling ministers and a word in season to brothers and sisters in fellowship with Christ.

Don is survived by: daughter Gina (Quick) Bahr and son-in-law Anthony Bahr; son Darren Quick and daughter-in-law Colleen Quick; daughter Kelli (Quick) Burhans and son-in-law Randy Burhans; grandchildren Audrey, Travis, Trever, Marin and Mia; brothers David Eugene Quick and Larry Beaumont Quick; and numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins. They are united in appreciating the privilege of sharing his life for these past years. Don was spiritual, giving, quirky, funny and had humor and wisdom flowing freely from him. We know we are not alone in feeling Don’s lasting effect helping to shape the lives and community that he touched.

The Commemorative Service will be held at Kalahari Convention Center July 22nd, 2:00-3:00 PM with a Celebration of Life to follow at the same location, 3:30-5:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Brookwood in Georgetown | Where adults with special needs contribute to the world. Brookwood in Georgetown – 512-943-8430

Kalahari Convention Center – 3001 Kalahari Blvd, Round Rock, Tx 78665

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