Dawson Scott Nevin, 21 years of age, passed away Friday, October 15, 2021, from an accidental drowning due to a sudden medical event.
Dawson was born June 24, 2000, in Jacksonville, FL, to Melissa and John Nevin. He graduated from Bartram Trail High School as an AP Scholar with Honors and attended Florida State University. Dawson was a lifelong member of St. Francis in the Field Episcopal Church and active in his college fraternity, Beta Theta Pi.
At Bartram Trail High School, Dawson was a Link Crew Leader serving as a mentor for incoming freshmen. He was also selected to be a peer counselor for his academic achievement and leadership skills, tutoring students in math and science during lunch periods. He was selected as the student of the week out of all 36 high schools in the district to receive the Beaver Achievement Award for outstanding leadership and character. Upon graduation, he was awarded a Presidential Scholarship to attend Florida State University where he majored in Actuarial Science. As a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, he was a rush mentor for the Interfraternity Council.
Dawson was devoted to his family. He was a loving son, a playful brother, and an affectionate grandson. Dawson loved his friends deeply. He was witty, encouraging, loyal, and was always thinking about the needs of others. His hobbies included playing the guitar, weightlifting, sports, going to the beach, and social gatherings with others.
Dawson leaves behind, his parents, John and Missy, his sister, Mia, his grandparents, Jackie Nevin, Sylvia Harper, Larry and Barbara Harper, and a host of aunts and uncles, cousins and friends, to lovingly cherish his memory.
A celebration of his life will be held at St. Francis in the Field Episcopal Church in Ponte Vedra, FL, on Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 2:00 pm. Following the service, family and friends are invited to a visitation at the Nevin home at 731 Rio Del Norte Road, St. Augustine, FL, 32095.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests charitable donations be made in his honor to the Childhood Brain Tumor Foundation https://childhoodbraintumor.org.